AUTHORS: Steven Langdon, Archibald R. M. Ritter and Yiagadeesen Teddy Samy
ROUTLEDGE: Forthcoming, February 2018.
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Sub-Saharan Africa is at a turning point. The barriers to economic growth of the 1980-2000 era are disappearing and new optimism is spreading. However, difficult goals of eliminating poverty, achieving equity and overcoming environmental threats continue. This much-needed and insightful textbook has been written to help us understand this combination of emerging improvements and significant challenges.
Opening with an analysis of the main theories relating to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, the book explores many of the key issue-areas, including:
- Human development: income distribution and poverty, education, health a
- Structural and gender dimensions;
- Governance and economic institutions;
- Urbanization, migration and regional development;
- Key sectors: agriculture, industry, resources, infrastructure and communications;
- Sustainable development and environmental issues;
- International dimensions: trade, the multinational enterprise, development assistance, international migration, and China’s role in Africa.
The authors use economic tools and concepts throughout, in a way that make them accessible to students without an economics background. Readers are also supported with a wide range of case studies, on-the-ground examples and statistical information, which provide a detailed analysis of each topic. This text is also accompanied by a comprehensive companion website, featuring additional sources for students and instructors.
African Economic Development is a clear and comprehensive textbook suitable for courses on African economic development, development economics, African studies and development studies.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION: AFRICA IN CHANGING PERSPECTIVE
SECTION A: ANALYSING THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE
Chapter 1: Dimensions of Development: Geography, Ecology, History
Chapter 2: Concepts of African Economic Development – Growth, Structural Change, Poverty and Gender
Chapter 3: Development Theories, Political Economy and Governance
Chapter 4: Economic Institutions and Planning for Development
SECTION B: HUMAN RESOURCES IN AFRICA
Chapter 5: Demography
Chapter 6: Income Distribution and Human Needs
Chapter 7: Human Development: Education and Health
Chapter 8: Labour and Livelihoods, Formal and Informal
Chapter 9: Urbanization, Migration and Regional Change
SECTION C: SUSTAINING AFRICAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 10: Environment and Climate Change
Chapter 11: Agriculture and Rural Development
Chapter 12: Natural Resources and African Development
Chapter 13: The Industrial Sector
Chapter 14: Infrastructure, Communications, Services and Tourism
Chapter 15: Macroeconomic Management, Debt and Structural Adjustment Plans
SECTION D: AFRICA AND THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY
Chapter 16: Trade and Economic Development
Chapter 17: Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment
Chapter 18: Development Assistance – the African Record
Chapter 19: The Changing Role of China in Africa
Chapter 20: International Migration