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Title:The political economy of development and underdevelopment in Africa
Editors:Falola, ToyinISNI
Achberger, JessicaISNI
Series:Routledge African studies
City of publisher:New York, NY
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:economic development
political economy
global economy
South-South relations
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This volume originates from the 2011 Africa Conference held at the University of Texas at Austin from March 25-27, 2011. It brings together new research taking place on African political economy, specifically in relation to (under)development. Part I, 'Historical roots of African underdevelopment', contains chapters on Africa's place in the global environmental narrative (Martin S. Shanguhyia); Nigeria's oil and gas industry (Jesse Salah Ovadia); rural land conflict in North-West Cameroon (Emmanuel M. Mbah); and evolving political accountability in Kenya (Jacob Butler). Part II, 'Africa in the new global economy', deals with securities regulation in East Africa (June McLaughlin); changing global power relations and their effect on foreign direct investment in Africa (Roshen Hendrickson); a comparison of ECOWAS and ASEAN (Okpeh Ochayi Okpeh, jr); the political implication of past and present financial crises in Nigeria (Muhammed Tanko); and the problem of depending on an elite group to promote development (Hauwa'u Evelyn Yusuf and Adefarakan Adedayo Yusuf). Part III, 'Forging new international connections', explores the rise of the BRIC countries and its effects on the African continent (Olusegun M. Osinibi on Asia; Alexius Amtaika on the BRICS countries; John E. Anegbode and Cletus E. Onakalu on Chinese investments in Nigeria; and Felix Kiruthu, Mary Kinyanjui and Francis Muchoki on Indo-Kenyan economic relations). The final part, 'The way forward for twenty-first century development', covers a range of ideas on the promotion of African development (CÚline A. Jacquemin on French foreign policy in Rwanda; Ebonuwula O. Oduwole on the various indices of development, with a focus on how corruption has affected development in Nigeria; Mike O. Odey on the notion of Africa as the 'Third World'; Ben Weiss and Jessica Achberger on the American pharmaceutical influence on Uganda's HIV/AIDS relief system; Olivier Tchouaffe on the aftermath of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference; and Donald Omagu on ecotourism in Cross River State, Nigeria). [ASC Leiden abstract]