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The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment in Africa.

By: Falola, Toyin.
Contributor(s): Achberger, Jessica.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge African Studies: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (871 p.).ISBN: 9781136683800.Subject(s): Africa -- Economic conditions | Africa -- Foreign economic relations | Africa | Economic development -- International cooperation | Economic development -- Political aspects -- Africa | Economic developmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment in AfricaDDC classification: 338.96 LOC classification: HC800 .A553325Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Conceptualization; Outline of Chapters; Notes; References; Part I: Historical Roots of African Underdevelopment; 1. Africa and the Making of the Global Environmental Narrative: Challenges and Opportunities for the Continent's Development Initiatives; Africa's Engagement with Colonial Environmental Concerns: Desertification/Land Degradation; The Sahelian Droughts and the Environmental and Economic Challenges of the Postcolonial African State
Africa in the Era of Politics on Climate ChangeConclusion; Notes; References; 2. Indigenization versus Domiciliation: A Historical Approach to National Content in Nigeria's Oil and Gas Industry; National Content and Control and Indigenization in Nigeria, 1960-2000; National Content in Other Legal Regimes; The Movement Toward a Strategy of Domiciliation and Promotion of Local Content; Other Recent Local Content Policies: Marginal Fields and Local Content Vehicles; The Nigerian Content Law; The Promise and Pitfalls of Nigerian Content: An Introduction; Conclusion; Notes; References
3. Globalization and Rural Land Conflict in North-West Cameroon: A Historical PerspectiveGlobalization, Land Scarcity, and Conflict in Rural Africa; Rural Land Conflict in North-West Cameroon; Conclusion; Notes; References; 4. Evolving Political Accountability in Kenya; Defining Accountability; Accountability and Democracy; Accountability and Impunity in Kenya; The Media and Accountability; Independence of the Judiciary; Involvement of International Actors in Domestic Politics; Conclusion; Notes; References; Part II: Africa in the New Global Economy
5. Towards a Contextualized Appraisal of Securities Regulation in East AfricaStock Exchanges; Nairobi Stock Exchange; Uganda Securities Exchange; Dar ES Salaam Stock Exchange; Rwanda Stock Exchange; Comparison; Integration; Development; Conclusion; Notes; References; 6. The Impact of Changing Global Power Relations on African Governance of Foreign Direct Investment; Protecting Investors' Interests; Protecting Host Societies' Interests; The Impact of Changing Power Relations; The Impact on Governance of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa; Conclusion; Notes; References
7. Globalization and Regional Impulses from the Global South: A Comparative Study of ECOWAS and ASEANThe Global Context of the "New" Regionalism; From the Past to the Present: The Basis of Regionalism in Africa and Asia; Looking in the Mirror: ECOWAS and ASEAN Compared; Conclusion; Notes; References; 8. The Political Implication of Past and Present Nigerian Financial Crises; Overview of the Nigerian Economy Prior to the Crisis; Methodology; Impact on the Capital Market; Impact on Federal Medium- and Long-Term Bonds; Impact on External Trade and Financial Flows
Impact on the Non-Oil Sector in Nigeria
Summary: While Africa is too often regarded as lying on the periphery of the global political arena, this is not the case. African nations have played an important historical role in world affairs. It is with this understanding that the authors in this volume set out upon researching and writing their chapters, making an important collective contribution to our understanding of modern Africa. Taken as a whole, the chapters represent the range of research in African development, and fully tie this development to the global political economy. African nations play significant roles in world politics, b
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Conceptualization; Outline of Chapters; Notes; References; Part I: Historical Roots of African Underdevelopment; 1. Africa and the Making of the Global Environmental Narrative: Challenges and Opportunities for the Continent's Development Initiatives; Africa's Engagement with Colonial Environmental Concerns: Desertification/Land Degradation; The Sahelian Droughts and the Environmental and Economic Challenges of the Postcolonial African State

Africa in the Era of Politics on Climate ChangeConclusion; Notes; References; 2. Indigenization versus Domiciliation: A Historical Approach to National Content in Nigeria's Oil and Gas Industry; National Content and Control and Indigenization in Nigeria, 1960-2000; National Content in Other Legal Regimes; The Movement Toward a Strategy of Domiciliation and Promotion of Local Content; Other Recent Local Content Policies: Marginal Fields and Local Content Vehicles; The Nigerian Content Law; The Promise and Pitfalls of Nigerian Content: An Introduction; Conclusion; Notes; References

3. Globalization and Rural Land Conflict in North-West Cameroon: A Historical PerspectiveGlobalization, Land Scarcity, and Conflict in Rural Africa; Rural Land Conflict in North-West Cameroon; Conclusion; Notes; References; 4. Evolving Political Accountability in Kenya; Defining Accountability; Accountability and Democracy; Accountability and Impunity in Kenya; The Media and Accountability; Independence of the Judiciary; Involvement of International Actors in Domestic Politics; Conclusion; Notes; References; Part II: Africa in the New Global Economy

5. Towards a Contextualized Appraisal of Securities Regulation in East AfricaStock Exchanges; Nairobi Stock Exchange; Uganda Securities Exchange; Dar ES Salaam Stock Exchange; Rwanda Stock Exchange; Comparison; Integration; Development; Conclusion; Notes; References; 6. The Impact of Changing Global Power Relations on African Governance of Foreign Direct Investment; Protecting Investors' Interests; Protecting Host Societies' Interests; The Impact of Changing Power Relations; The Impact on Governance of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa; Conclusion; Notes; References

7. Globalization and Regional Impulses from the Global South: A Comparative Study of ECOWAS and ASEANThe Global Context of the "New" Regionalism; From the Past to the Present: The Basis of Regionalism in Africa and Asia; Looking in the Mirror: ECOWAS and ASEAN Compared; Conclusion; Notes; References; 8. The Political Implication of Past and Present Nigerian Financial Crises; Overview of the Nigerian Economy Prior to the Crisis; Methodology; Impact on the Capital Market; Impact on Federal Medium- and Long-Term Bonds; Impact on External Trade and Financial Flows

Impact on the Non-Oil Sector in Nigeria

While Africa is too often regarded as lying on the periphery of the global political arena, this is not the case. African nations have played an important historical role in world affairs. It is with this understanding that the authors in this volume set out upon researching and writing their chapters, making an important collective contribution to our understanding of modern Africa. Taken as a whole, the chapters represent the range of research in African development, and fully tie this development to the global political economy. African nations play significant roles in world politics, b

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<p>Toyin Falola is the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin.</p> <p>Jessica Achberger is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin.</p>

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