The Environment and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Environment and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The premise of The Environment and Development in Africa is that current environmental problems in sub-Saharan Africa are an outcome of the continent's development activities. Whether these activities have generated economic growth and raised living standards or have led to growth without overall increases in living standards-or have even contributed to a decline in people's well-being-developments in that region have produced effects that have degraded Africa's environment in many ways. This book presents a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the context of the environmental issues facing sub-Saharan African states. Contributors discuss the problems associated with generating the capacity to manage Africa's environmental concerns; assess the impact of economic development efforts on the region's environment; and examine various societal and policy responses to environmental problems and to development problems linked to ecological decay. This is an important book for scholars and policy advisors concerned with African studies and global environmental issues.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 22.9mm | 567g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0739101315
  • 9780739101315

About Moses K. Tesi

Moses K. Tesi is Associate Professor of Political Science at Middle Tennessee State University.show more

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The Environment and Development in Africa will be a welcome resource for African policymakers, academic library collections, and graduate seminars on Africa. * African Studies Review * The Environment and Development in Africa will be a welcome resource for African policymakers, academic library collections, and graduate seminars on Africa. African Studies Reviewshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Social Environmental Research in Africa Part 2 The Nature and Dynamics of Africa's Environmental Challenges Chapter 3 Conceptualizing Africa's Environment: A Framework for Analysis Chapter 4 The Natural Resources War: Africa's Food at Stake Chapter 5 Reversing the Spiral: The Population, Environment, and Agriculture Nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter 6 Environment and Development in Africa in the 1990s: Some Legal and Institutional Issues Chapter 7 Africa and International Toxic Waste Trade Chapter 8 The Political Economy of Water Resource Management in Africa: Choices and Tradeoffs Part 9 Case Studies Chapter 10 The Environment in Cameroon: Forest Resource Utilization, Forest Policy, and Forest Management Chapter 11 Combining Wildlife Conservation with Community Development: A Case Study and Cautionary Assessment from Zambia Chapter 12 Environmental Perspectives of the Rwanda Genocide of 1994 Chapter 13 When Refuse Dumps Become "Mountains": Responses to Waste Management in Metropolitan Lagos Chapter 14 The Environmental Implications of Population Growth and Land Fragmentation in Kenya: A Case Study from Embu Chapter 15 Population and Environment: The Political Economy of Resource Distribution in Transkei, South Africa Chapter 16 Conclusion: Key to Addressing Africa's Environmental Challengesshow more