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By Tony Binns,Alan Dixon,Etienne Nel

ISBN-10: 0415413672

ISBN-13: 9780415413671

ISBN-10: 0415413680

ISBN-13: 9780415413688

For many, Africa is considered a spot of puzzle and unfavorable photos, the place studies of common mess ups and civil strife dominate media awareness, with quite little exposure given to any of the continent’s extra optimistic attributes. Africa has ultimately all started to obtain the intensity of curiosity it has lengthy deserved, within the form of debates approximately exchange, relief and debt, the ‘Make Poverty historical past’ crusade, and the UK's ‘Commission on Africa’. yet, in the back of the superficial media façade, Africa is a various, advanced and dynamic position, with a wealthy historical past and a colonial engagement that, even if short-lived, was once primary in identifying the long term way forward for the continent.

At the beginning of the second one decade of the twenty-first century, whilst the realm is engulfed in an important monetary drawback, Africa has the doubtful contrast of being the world’s poorest continent. This e-book introduces and de-mystifies Africa’s range and dynamism, and considers how its peoples and environments have interacted via time and area. The historical past and variety of Africa’s social, cultural, fiscal, political and environmental structures is tested, in addition to key improvement concerns that have affected Africa some time past and usually are major in shaping the way forward for the continent. those contain: the influence of HIV/AIDS; assets of clash and post-conflict reconstruction; the country and governance; the character of African economies in an international context and destiny improvement trajectories.

Africa: range and Development is a fresh interdisciplinary textual content which boosts figuring out of the historical past to Africa’s present place and clarifies attainable destiny situations. it truly is richly illustrated all through with diagrams and plates, and includes a wealth of particular case reports and present data.

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