Globalization in Africa

Globalization in Africa : Perspectives on Development, Security, and the Environment

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This book presents critical perspectives on the impacts of globalization in Africa with particular reference to the crisis of development and governance, the crisis of peace and security, and the environmental crisis. It explores both global and local factors that exacerbate these crises, and seeks solutions to these challenges. With a strong slant on African experience and perspectives, the book reveals that globalization has presented Africa with both challenges and opportunities for governance and existence in an increasingly inter-connected more

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  • Hardback | 442 pages
  • 157 x 240 x 37mm | 821g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1 black & white illustrations, 13 tables
  • 0739196383
  • 9780739196380

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This is a rich and timely collection of essays that examine how Africa is coming to terms with the challenges of globalization. It illuminates in bold relief the theory and empiricism of globalization in Africa from the perspectives of development, security, and environment. The contributors to this volume have delivered powerful and refreshing analyses of a highly dynamic and controversial phenomenon in Africa. -- Isaac Albert, University of Ibadan With the consistent trend in Democratic reversals-as in Eastern and Central Africa, the resurgence and deepening of economic and financial crises in most African countries, alarming environmental degradation and neglect, and the phenomenal rates of unemployment in the face of remarkable economic growth, with a sharp focus and nuanced methodology, this book pointedly speaks to some of the core issues critical to any meaningful engagements with, and the resolution of the contradictions of democracy, development, environment and security in Africa. It is not only a must- read for students and scholars of globalization and Africa: it is a collector's item! -- Shuaibu A. Ibrahim, President of the Nigerian Political Science Association This edited volume fills a significant intellectual void in the theoretical and practical discourses on globalization by profoundly capturing the African voices. The 20 chapter contributions of the book and the eloquent forward by the renowned Professor Alfred Zack-Williams have brilliantly elucidated the conceptual debates on globalization from African perspectives, the protracted history of the phenomenon on the African continent, and how globalization has impacted development, governance, peace and security in Africa. This book is path-breaking and I consider it a must read for all students, policy makers, researchers and lecturers interested in understanding how historical and contemporary forces, agencies and processes of transnationalization have impacted Africa, as well as what Africa and African agencies could do to maximize the advantages of globalization and minimize its negative externalities. -- Kenneth Omeje, University of Bradford Globalization in Africa: Perspectives on Development, Security, and Environment fills a long-standing need in the literature for a historically anchored, culturally sensitive, and yet analytically balanced non-Western approach to globalization. Although all the essays in this smartly edited collection approach globalization from a distinctly 'Southern' perspective, this does not, as is sometimes the case, lead to a dilution of critical judgment. On the contrary, the contributors, working with conceptual and methodological tools from across the social sciences, interpret classic and emergent themes in African development with the aid of thoughtful and innovative theoretical standards. The overall result is an important collection that promises to be of continued interest to graduate students and scholars of African history and African social thought, development experts, policy makers, and theorists and historians of globalization across the world. -- Ebenezer Obadare, University of Kansasshow more

About Usman A. Tar

Usman A. Tar is professor of political science and defense studies, and head of the Center for Defense Studies and Documentation at the Nigerian Defense Academy. Etham B. Mijah is professor of political science and defense studies and former head of the Center for Defense Studies and Documentation at the Nigerian Defense Academy. Moses E.U. Tedheke is professor of political science and defense studies at the Nigerian Defense more

Table of contents

Foreword by Alfred Zack-Williams Part I: Conceptual Discourse Chapter 1: Introduction: The Challenges of Globalization in Africa, Usman A. Tar Chapter 2: Globalization: A Conceptual Analysis, Etham B. Mijah Part II: Development and Governance Chapter 3: How Globalization Underdeveloped Africa, Lucky Imade Chapter 4: Africa and the Globalization of High-Tech Capitalism, Moses E. U. Tedheke Chapter 5: The Global Financial Crisis and Its Impact on Africa, Malami Muhammad Maishanu Chapter 6: Globalization, Neoliberal Governability, and Agrarian Transformation in Africa, Dauda Abubakar Chapter 7: Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Higher Education in Africa, Nickanor Amwata Owuor Chapter 8: Globalization and Foreign Relations in Eastern Africa, Macharia Munene Chapter 9: Globalization and Multinational Corporations in Africa, Charles Pen Onwurah and Hezekiah Abalaka Usman Chapter 10: Globalization, Gender, and Rural Livelihood in Africa: A Study of Kilba Women in Adamawa State, Nigeria, Nachana'a Alahira David Part III: Peace and Security Chapter 11: Globalization and Africa's Security Challenges for the Twenty-First Century, Kursim Leonard-Fwa Chapter 12: Globalization and Transnational Terrorism: Linkage between Global Terrorist Organizations, Muritala Babatunde Hassan and Jamilu Ibrahim Mukhtar Chapter 13: Globalization and New Waves of Terrorism in Africa, Jonathan Sule Maiangwa Chapter 14: Globalization and "Small Wars" in Africa: The Case of Niger Delta, Nigeria, Chukwuma Osakwe, Otoabasi Akpan, and Ubong Essien Umoh Chapter 15: Globalization of Violence: Terrorism and its Impact on (Inter)national Security, Omon Merry Osiki Chapter 16: Globalization and Political Islam: The Rise of Islamist Movement in North Africa, Tukur Abdulkadir Chapter 17: Globalization, Conflict, and Peacebuilding in Africa, Usman A. Tar and Mala Mustapha Part IV: Environment and Sustainability Chapter 18: Globalization, Ecology, and Land Degradation in Africa, Taiye Oluwafemi Adewuyi Chapter 19: Globalization and Climate Change in Africa: The Challenges of Double Exposure?, Sharkdam Wapmuk and Usman A. Tar Part V: Conclusion Chapter 20: Conclusion: The Prospects of Globalization in Africa, Usman A Tar About the Contributorsshow more