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Royal African Society

Works: 110 works in 318 publications in 1 language and 13,726 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Directories 
Roles: Other, Publisher, isb, Editor
Classifications: DT1, 960.05
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African affairs by Royal African Society (London)( )

in English and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African Affairs is published on behalf of the Royal African Society and is the top-ranked journal in African Studies. It is an interdisciplinary journal, with a focus on the politics and international relations of sub-Saharan Africa. It also includes sociology, anthropology, economics, and to the extent that articles inform debates on contemporary Africa, history, literature, art, music and more
Climate change in Africa by Camilla Toulmin( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate change is a major challenge for us all, but for African countries it represents a particular threat. This book outlines current thinking and evidence and the impact such change will have on Africa's development prospects
Struggles for citizenship in Africa by Bronwen Manby( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the hundreds of thousands living as non-persons in the only African state they have ever known. Not recognized as citizens, they have no access to education, state health services, travel documents, or employment without a work permit. Most of all, they cannot vote, stand for office, or work for state institutions. Ultimately such policies can lead to disaster or war. The conflicts in Côte d'Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo are at heart conflicts over the rights of divided populations to share fully the rights and duties of citizenship
Journal of the Royal African Society by Royal African Society( )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting Somalia wrong? : faith, war and hope in a shattered state by Mary Harper( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive account of the chaos into which Somalia has descended and the United States' renewed involvement there. Harper argues that viewing Somalia through the prism of al-Qaeda risks further destabilizing the country and the entire Horn of Africa, while also showing that though the country may be a failed state, it is far from being a failed society. In reality, alternative forms of business, justice, education and local politics have survived and even flourished. The author contends that until the international community starts to 'get it right' the consequences will be devastating, not just for Somalia, but for the world. --Adapted from publisher description
China in Africa by Chris Alden( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nowhere in the world is China?s rapid rise to power more evident than in Africa. From multi-billion dollar investments in oil and minerals to the influx of thousands of merchants, labourers and cheap consumer goods, China?s economic and political reach is redefining Africa?s traditional ties with the international community. This book investigates the emerging relationship between China and Africa to determine whether this engagement will be that of a development partner, economic competitor or new hegemon. Alden argues that in order to understand Chinese involvement on the continent, we need
Africa's odious debts : how foreign loans and capital flight bled a continent by Léonce Ndikumana( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Africa's Odious Debts explodes the myth that Africa is a drain on the West's finances, revealing that the continent is actually a net creditor to the rest of the world. Of the money borrowed by African governments, more than half departs in the same year, with a significant portion of it winding up in private accounts at the very banks that provide the loans. Meanwhile, debt-servicing means less money for public health and other needs. Revealing the intimate links between foreign loans and capital flight, this is a vital book for anyone interested in Africa, its future and its relationship with the West."--Page 4 of cover
The trouble with aid : why less could mean more for Africa by Jonathan Glennie( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa is poor. If we send it money it will be less poor. It seems simple. Jonathan Glennie argues that government aid to Africa actually has many very harmful effects. He claims that aid has often meant more poverty, more hungry people, worse basic services for poor people and damage to already precarious democratic institutions
Life after violence : a people's story of Burundi by Peter Uvin( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Burundi has recently emerged from twelve years of devastating civil war. Its economy has been destroyed and hundreds and thousands of people have been killed. In this book, the voices of ordinary Burundians are heard for the first time. Farmers, artisans, traders, mothers, soldiers and students talk about the past and the future, war and peace, their hopes for a better life and their relationships with each other and the state. Young men, in particular, often seen as the cause of violence and war, talk about the difficulties of living up to standards of masculinity in an impoverished and war-torn society. Weaving a rich tapestry, Peter Uvin pitches the ideas and aspirations of people on the ground against the theory and assumptions often made by the international development and peace-building agencies and organisations. In doing this, he illuminates both shared goals and misunderstandings. This groundbreaking book on conflict and society in Africa will have profound repercussions for development across the world."--Back cover
Africa : why economists get it wrong by Morten Jerven( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reframes the debate about Africa's growth or lack thereof, challenging mainstream accounts of African economic history
African affairs; journal of the Royal African Society( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forschung. Geisteswissenschaften. Geschichte. Politik. Sozialwissenschaften. Wirtschaft. Afrika. England
Women and the war on Boko Haram : wives, weapons, witnesses by Hilary Matfess( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For over a decade, Boko Haram has waged a campaign of terror across north-eastern Nigeria. In 2014, the kidnapping of 276 girls in Chibok shocked the world, giving rise to the #BringBackOurGirls movement. Yet Boko Haram's campaign of violence against women and girls goes far beyond the Chibok abductions. From its inception, the group has systematically exploited women to advance its aims. Perhaps more disturbing still, some Nigerian women have chosen to become active supporters of the group, even sacrificing their lives as suicide bombers. These events cannot be understood without first acknowledging the long-running marginalisation of women in Nigerian society. Having conducted extensive fieldwork throughout the region, Hilary Matfess provides a vivid and thought-provoking account of Boko Haram's impact on the lives of Nigerian women, as well as the wider social and political context that fuels the group's violence."--Back cover
The British intellectual engagement with Africa in the twentieth century( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action in Africa : the experience of people involved in government, business & aid( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congo masquerade : the political culture of aid inefficiency and reform failure by Theodore Trefon( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the reasons for the Congo remaining a failed state despite being one of the 21st-century's major attempts at reconstruction
The great African land grab? : agricultural investments and the global food system by Lorenzo Cotula( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large-scale land acquisitions have become one of the most talked about and contentious topics amongst those studying, working in or writing about Africa. Some have welcomed this trend as a bearer of new livelihood opportunities. Others have countered by pointing to negative social impacts. Lorenzo Cotula casts a critical eye over the most reliable evidence on this hotly contested topic, examining the implications of land deals in Africa both for its people and for world agriculture and food security
Africa 30 years on( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State of rebellion : violence and intervention in the Central African Republic by Louisa Lombard( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2013, the Central African Republic was engulfed by violence. In the face of the rapid spread of the conflict, journalists, politicians, and academics alike have struggled to account for its origins. In this first comprehensive account of the country’s recent upheaval, Louisa Lombard shows the limits of the superficial explanations offered thus far – that the violence has been due to a religious divide, or politicians’ manipulations, or profiteering. Instead, she shows that conflict has long been useful to Central African politics, a tendency that has been exacerbated by the international community’s method of engagement with so-called fragile states. Furthermore, changing this state of affairs will require rethinking the relationships of all those present – rebel groups and politicians, as well as international interveners and diplomats. An urgent insight into this little-understood country and the problems with peacebuilding more broadly."--Publisher
Africa's new oil : power, pipelines and future fortunes by Celeste Hicks( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, technological advances, higher commodity prices and a global thirst for energy have meant that African oil and gas are increasingly in demand. Countries as far apart as Niger, Uganda, Chad, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania are looking at the prospect of almost unimaginable flows of money into their national budgets. But the story of African oil has usually been associated with disaster - older producers such as Nigeria, Angola and Cameroon have little to show for the many billions of dollars they've earned, and oil money has been shown to fuel conflict and corruption, creating a so-called 'resource curse'. In this revealing and insightful book, former BBC correspondent Celeste Hicks questions the inevitability of such an outcome, revealing what the discovery of oil means for the ordinary Africans through original testimony from those working in the oil industries and the communities that surround them. A much-needed account of an issue that will likely transform the fortunes of a number of African countries - for better or for worse--
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Life after violence : a people's story of Burundi
Struggles for citizenship in AfricaChina in AfricaAfrica's odious debts : how foreign loans and capital flight bled a continentThe trouble with aid : why less could mean more for AfricaLife after violence : a people's story of BurundiThe British intellectual engagement with Africa in the twentieth centuryCongo masquerade : the political culture of aid inefficiency and reform failure
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Royal African Society (London, England)

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