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Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development

Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development
29 Volumes | 2014 - 2020


Africa is emerging as a rapidly growing region, still facing major challenges, but with a potential for significant progress – a transformation that necessitates vigorous efforts in research and policy thinking. This book series focuses on three intricately related key aspects of modern-day Africa: economic, social and political development. Making use of recent theoretical and empirical advances, the series aims to provide fresh answers to Africa’s development challenges. All the socio-political dimensions of today’s Africa are incorporated as they unfold and new policy options are presented. The series aims to provide a broad and interactive forum of science at work for policymaking and to bring together African and international researchers and experts. The series welcomes monographs and contributed volumes for an academic and professional audience, as well as tightly edited conference proceedings. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, economic policy and trade, regional integration, labor market policies, demographic development, social issues, political economy and political systems, and environmental and energy issues.
All titles in the series are peer-reviewed.

All books of the series Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development

2020 | Book

Reimagining Justice, Human Rights and Leadership in Africa

Challenging Discourse and Searching for Alternative Paths

Failed attempts in Africa to develop, democratise and instil virtues of a just state and society which promote benevolent leadership and advance political and economic rights and freedoms call for a ‘new’ imagination. By exploring a wide range of …

2020 | Book

Fostering Trade in Africa

Trade Relations, Business Opportunities and Policy Instruments

This book discusses trade relations and facilitation issues at both the regional and the continental African level, highlighting the increasing business opportunities and challenges that confront Africa in the digital age. It also examines the …

2020 | Book

Business Cycles and Structural Change in South Africa

An Integrated View

This book investigates the South African business cycle and its links to structural change in the economy. Against the backdrop of the democratic transition in 1994 and the global financial crisis, the authors study how business cycles in South …

2020 | Book

Inclusive Green Growth

Challenges and Opportunities for Green Business in Rural Africa

Fostering inclusive green growth in Africa means addressing existing and emerging development challenges, while efficiently managing Africa’s natural capital and building resilience to environmental, social and economic risks. Although this new …

2020 | Book

Borders, Mobility, Regional Integration and Development

Issues, Dynamics and Perspectives in West, Eastern and Southern Africa

This book examines social, economic and political issues in West, Eastern and Southern Africa in relation to borders, human mobility and regional integration. In the process, it highlights the innovative aspects of human agency on the African …

2020 | Book

Financing Africa’s Development

Paths to Sustainable Economic Growth

This book examines the impact of financing on Africa’s economic development. By exploring various financial instruments including the role of alternative sources of funding like migrant remittances and illicit flows, it analyses the role of …

2020 | Book

Reflections on African Cities in Transition

Selected Continental Experiences

This volume describes African cities in transition, and the economic, socio-political, and environmental challenges resulting from rapid post-colonial urbanization. As the African continent continues to transition from urban configurations …

2019 | Book

Trajectory of Land Reform in Post-Colonial African States

The Quest for Sustainable Development and Utilization

This book is an examination of post-colonial land reforms across various African states. One of the decisive contradictions of colonialism in Africa was the distortion of use, access to and ownership of land. Land related issues and the need for …

2019 | Book

Innovation, Regional Integration, and Development in Africa

Rethinking Theories, Institutions, and Policies

This edited volume discusses the role of innovation and regional integration in economic development in Africa. Over the past five decades, post-colonial African countries have struggled to break loose from the trap of poverty and underdevelopment …

2019 | Book

Perspectives on the Legislature and the Prospects of Accountability in Nigeria and South Africa

This book examines the problem of accountability in two African political systems, South Africa and Nigeria. Despite the principle of separation of powers and the doctrine of checks and balances among the institutions of governance, a burgeoning …

2019 | Book

Reclaiming Africa

Scramble and Resistance in the 21st Century

This book presents the findings of research conducted by scholars and activists associated with the Agrarian South Network, based mainly in Africa, Asia and Latina America. The research articulates a Southern perspective on the “new scramble” for …

2019 | Book

Public–Private Partnership for Sub-Saharan Africa

This monograph highlights the benefits of public-private partnerships (PPP) for Sub-Saharan Africa. By studying the intertwinement of mainstream and Islamic finance, the author shows how PPPs have emerged as a viable and efficient organizational …

2019 | Book

The External Sector of Africa's Economy

The book examines various aspects of Africa's external economy by focusing on regional monetary arrangements and how they are affected by devaluation episodes. It investigates the relationship between current account balances, trade balances and …

2019 | Book

Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa

Challenges of Integration into the Global Economy

Development largely depends on how given places participate in global economic processes.The contributions to this book address various features of the integration of sub-Saharan Africa into the world economy via value chains, so as to explain …

2019 | Book

Refugees and Forced Migration in the Horn and Eastern Africa

Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

This volume sheds new light on the refugees and forced migration at the Horn of Africa and East Africa. Adopting a multidisciplinary perspective, it traces historical, structural, and geopolitical factors to reveal the often brutal uprooting of …

2019 | Book

Money and Banking in Africa

This book presents a holistic exploration of the banking systems in Africa. Considering the central role that banks play in most developing countries and the vastly different trends and challenges they face, the book provides a crucial …

2018 | Book

Crisis, Identity and Migration in Post-Colonial Southern Africa

This book offers a socio-historical analysis of migration and the possibilities of regional integration in Southern Africa. It examines both the historical roots of and contemporary challenges regarding the social, economic, and geo-political …

2018 | Open Access | Book Open Access

Development Policies and Policy Processes in Africa

Modeling and Evaluation

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

The book examines the methodological challenges in analyzing the effectiveness of development policies. It presents a selection of tools and methodologies that can help tackle the complexities of …

2018 | Book

The Political Economy of Xenophobia in Africa

This book analyzes the phenomenon of xenophobia across African countries. With its roots in colonialism, which coercively created modern states through border delineation and the artificial merging and dividing of communities, xenophobia continues …

2018 | Book

A Tributary Model of State Formation

Ethiopia, 1600-2015

A Tributary Model of State Formation: Ethiopia, 1600-2015 addresses the perplexing question of why a pedigreed Ethiopian state failed to transform itself into a nation-state. Using a comparative-institutionalist framework, this book explores why …