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Title:Beyond the 'African tragedy': discourses on development and the global economy
Editor:Smith, Malinda S.ISNI
City of publisher:Aldershot
ISBN:0754648249; 9780754648246
Geographic term:Africa
Abstract:Questions can be posed about African postcolonial development perspectives and strategies as 'discourses of development'. The largest question mark hangs over the persistent use of an 'African tragedy'. The fourteen essays in this book explore the roles of various global and local social forces in the construction of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), a concerted effort to address the deficit in Africa through forging a global development partnership. The essays begin with an introductory paper: Discourses on development: 'beyond the 'African Tragedy'' by Malinda S. Smith. Part One: Discourses on development and governance consists of seven papers: Discourses on development from dependency to neoliberalism by Francis Owusu; Towards a political economy of African development discourse by Jìmí O. Adésínà; Towards a critique of the political economy of NEPAD by Ishmael Lesufi; When 'good economics' does not make good sense by Ian Taylor; Towards humanising governance in the African political space by Adekunle Amuwo; The seductive discourses of development and good governance by Cosmas Mbuh; and Global governance of HIV/AIDS and development by Obijiofor Aginam. Part Two: African development and the global economy contains six papers: Globalisation, the Cotonou Agreement and the African Union by Chaldeans Mensah; Gender, financing for development and poverty reduction by Zo Randriamaro; Accumulating capital for African development by Abella Abdou; Challenges of foreign direct investment flows to Africa by Simon Pierre Sigué and Jacob W. Musila; The World Trade Organisation, global trade and agriculture by Korbla Peter Puplampu; and Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and African development by Patience Akpan-Obong. [ASC Leiden abstract]