Paper $57.95 ISBN: 9781842770870 Published June 2002 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $90.95 ISBN: 9781842770863 Published June 2002 For sale in North and South America only

African Renaissance

Roadmaps to the Challenge of Globalization

Fantu Cheru

African Renaissance

Fantu Cheru

Distributed for Zed Books

272 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $57.95 ISBN: 9781842770870 Published June 2002 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $90.95 ISBN: 9781842770863 Published June 2002 For sale in North and South America only
How can African countries escape from marginalization, deepening impoverishment and state disintegration in the new era of globalization? Fantu Cheru draws on his experience of many different countries to argue for a way beyond the simple state-led versus market-driven approaches to Africa's development. The international financial institutions must stop their heavyhanded interventions and let countries decide their own development paths. African countries must work within the reality of globalization to renew democracy and improve governance; invest in education; revitalize agriculture, manage their cities, strengthen regional economic integration, and prevent yet more deadly conflicts. These require commonsense and non-dogmatic approaches, learning from local successes, entrepreneurship, and a new generation committed to a new kind of politics.
Contents
1. Africa and the Globalization Challenge
2. Renewing and Restoring Democracy in Africa: A Herculean Task
3. Reforming African Education for the Twenty-first Century
4. Agriculture and Rural Development
5. Rethinking Regional Economic Integration: From Rhetoric to Reality
6. The Urban-Rural Interface: Managing Fast Growing Cities in Africa
7. Rebuilding War-torn Societies and Preventing Deadly Conflicts
8. Concluding Remarks: A Wake-up Call to Fellow Africans
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