Logotipo librería Marcial Pons
Africa and the third millenium

Africa and the third millenium

  • ISBN: 9781592216055
  • Editorial: Africa World Press, Inc.
  • Lugar de la edición: Asmara. Eritrea
  • Colección: History, Politics. Africa
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 22 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 322
  • Idiomas: Inglés

Papel: Rústica
37,90 €
Sin Stock. Disponible en 5/6 semanas.


There is a general consensus that Africa entered the twenty-first century plagued by multifaceted crises of underdevelopment evidenced by, among other things, abject poverty, the inadequacy of basic human needs, social stresses and tensions in the various major urban centers, environmental degradation and the devastating effects of violent civil conflicts. While there is no doubt that slavery and colonialism have contributed to the continent#s predicament, the failure of the neo-colonial state, its custodians and the other sectors of the African ruling classes to formulate and implement a pro-people, pro-development and pro-democracy national development agenda is the proximate cause of the region#s precarious conditions. Clearly, in order to reverse the negative effects of Africa#s peripheral status and role in the global order during the previous millennia and to set the continent on the path of holistic democracy and development, the neo-colonial state must be democratically reconstituted. From this foundation, the region#s constituent states would need to design, inter alia, policies that seek to address and fulfill the basic human needs of their citizens. Against this background, AFRICA AND THE THIRD MILLENNIUM is designed to contribute to the serious search for concrete solutions to Africa#s many problems. Accordingly, the book tackles some of the frontier issues#the albatross of the neo-colonial state, democratization, economic development, urbanization and social development, environmental degradation and violent civil conflicts#confronting the continent. Each chapter examines the nature and dynamics of the challenge, and more importantly offers some policy-relevant suggestions for harnessing Africa#s vast material and human resources so that the peoples of Africa can live in a region where meaningful democracy#holistic and empowerment-based#is practiced, and people-centered development is pursued..

Ed., George Klay Kieh, Jr.


Utilizamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar nuestros servicios y facilitar la navegación. Si continúa navegando consideramos que acepta su uso.

aceptar más información