African Renaissance in the Millennium

African Renaissance in the Millennium : The Political, Social, and Economic Discourses on the Way Forward

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African Renaissance in the Millennium frames a critical debate for the essential and necessary transformation of Africa in this epoch. E. Ike Udogu highlights how the political, social, and economic development enterprises are to be vigorously pursued in order to advance the continent's renewal. Bringing into focus the discourses that are significant to move the continent forward, the author provides possible strategies that might lead to peaceful coexistence, development, and generation of wealth for the area's recovery. After several decades of policy missteps, inadequate government, ethnic and religious conflicts, and civil war, Africa is in need of this resurgence.African Renaissance in the Millennium is a book appropriate to all levels of students and researchers with an interest in Africa's future.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 78 x 118 x 2mm | 299.37g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739122525
  • 9780739122525

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Since independence, African countries have struggled to adopt political and economic systems that would enhance peaceful coexistence of population groups and promote genuine development. In African Renaissance in the New Millennium: The Political, Social and Economic Discourses on the Way Forward, E. Ike Udogu, a veteran student of African studies, provides a rigorous, multidisciplinary analysis of the failure of the postcolonial state in Africa to guarantee peaceful coexistence and enhance genuine economic development. The analysis is refreshing, highly compelling, informative, and provides very useful suggestions for moving the continent forward in the twenty-first century. -- John Mukum Mbaku, Weber State Universityshow more

About E. Ike Udogu

Emmanuel Ike Udogu is professor of political science at Appalachian State University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 General Introduction Chapter 2 From Past to Present: A Concise Overview of Political and Economic Development Chapter 3 Transition to and Consolidation of Democracy: Which Way Forward? Chapter 4 Ethnic Conflict and Politics: The Economic and Social Implications for Africa's Rebirth Chapter 5 Underdevelopment and the Immigration of African Intelligentsia: What is to be done? Chapter 6 Conclusion: The State, Civil Society and the Development Enterprise Chapter 7 Appendix A: The African Renaissance, South Africa and the World. South Africa Deputy President Thabo Mbeki Speaks at the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan, April 9, 1998. Chapter 8 Appendix B: USA-African Dialogue Series, Nigeria: Corruption and Democracy Remarks made at the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Quarterly Seminar/Colloquium, University of Ibadan, on January 31, 2007. Delivered by Nuhu Ribadu, Executive Chairmshow more