Eastern and Southern Africa

Eastern and Southern Africa : Development Challenges in a volatile region

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A unique and comprehensive introduction to contemporary development issues in East and Southern Africa, and represents a significant departure from the often descriptive approach adopted by existing regional and development texts on African regions. Each contribution is carefully chosen to highlight the theoretical basis to development issues, and the practical problems of implementing development plans, in this vital subregion. Overall this produces comprehensive and balanced coverage of historical, economic, political and social issues. The twin issues of globalisation and modernisation give the book a clear focus.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 157 x 233 x 23mm | 1,145g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0130264687
  • 9780130264688
  • 1,996,637

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"The chapters are well cross-referenced, each concluding with a considerable reference list, sometimes including websites. Tables summarise and add to the text... Overall, the authors do a good job of elucidating why African countries have largely failed to develop and the book is well suited to university classroom use."Heidi Glaesel Frontani - Elon UniversityModern African Studies, Volume 43/2 - 2005show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Development Challenges and Debates in East and Southern Africa byDeborah PottsIntroductionEastern and Southern Africa: defining a diverse regionGlobal Political Economy Changes: regional perspectivesDevelopment challenges in the regionDevelopment theory and development debates Chapter 2: Demographic Change in East and Southern Africa by Akim Mturi IntroductionMortalityAge-Sex StructureFamily StructureConcluding RemarksChapter 3: Structural Adjustment in Eastern and Southern Africa: the Tragedy of Development by Colin StonemanFalse Dawn: A Brief History of the First Two Decades Triumph of Market-Leninism over Marxist-LeninismStabilisation or Adjustment? A Taxonomy of Countries in the RegionConclusionChapter 4: The Persistence Of Poverty by Anthony O'Connor Poverty in Context Poverty Measurement Poverty Trends Food and HungerHealth CareEducationThe Debt Issue ConclusionsChapter 5 Natural Resources: Use, Access, Tenure and Management by Sian Sullivan and Katherine Homewood`Wild' plant and animal resources: biophysical determinants of availabilityCommon uses of `natural resources' and relevance for livelihoodsTenure and access rightsIndigenous Knowledge, Resources and Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) Conservation of natural resources: from criminals to communitySome thoughts for the futureChapter 6 Agricultural Production in Eastern and Southern Africa: Issues and Challenges by John BriggsThe Current Status of Agricultural ProductionMacro-environmental Operating Conditions For AgriculturePopulation growth The Political Economy EnvironmentMicroenvironmental Operating Conditions for AgricultureFuture ProspectsChapter 7 Water Resources and Development Challenges in Eastern and Southern Africa by Richard TaylorPhysical SettingEstimation of Renewable Water ResourcesUse of Water Resources Supply And Demand - the Water Stress IndexQuality of water resourcesHydropolitics of Transboundary WatercoursesAlleviating Water Scarcity - Interbasin Water Transfers and `Virtual Water'Concluding Discussion - Future ChallengesChapter 8 Desertification in Eastern and Southern Africa by T A S Bowyer-BowerIntroductionDevelopments in the Understanding of Desertification Desertification TodayContemporary Implications of Desertification for Development in Eastern and Southern Africa Causes of Desertification ConclusionChapter 9 Geographies of Governance and Regional Politics by Marcus Power Introduction: Geographical analysis and African politicsKey themes and issues in national, regional and international (geo)politicsStates and regional (dis)integration: imagining `development' communitiesDemocratisation and conflict resolution in global political and economic context Conclusions: Co-operation, Corruption and Complexity in African politics Chapter 10 International and regional trade in eastern and southern Africa by Richard GibbPeripherality in the World EconomyThe European Connection (Regional) Economic Partnership Agreements Conclusion Chapter 11 Regional Urbanisation and Urban Livelihoods in the Context of Globalisation by Deborah Potts IntroductionUrban Growth in eastern and southern AfricaUrban Livelihoods in Eastern and Southern Africa Urban Services: the Example of HousingConclusion Chapter 12 Conclusion by T A S Bowyer-Bower and Deborah Pottsshow more