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Works: 694 works in 1,510 publications in 4 languages and 57,869 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Periodicals  History 
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Classifications: JQ1879.A15, 338.96
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African voices on structural adjustment : a companion to Our continent, our future by Charles Chukwuma Soludo( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African Voices on Structural Adjustment presents 14 in-depth studies on the history and future of structural adjustment in Africa. Each study appraises the performance of structural adjustment policies (SAPs) with respect to a particular sector or issue. Each evaluates the compatibility of SAPs with the requirements for long-term development in Africa and, most importantly, each presents a truly African perspective. The contributors represent a outstanding collection of leading African economists and development experts
Information and communication technologies for development in Africa by Tina James( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2 examines the setting, operations and effects of community telecenters. It describes the telecenter experiences of a variety of local and often rural communities, exploring the management structures and mechanisms that have been established to support these telecenters. The book provides profiles of telecenter usage and discusses the potential and challenges of setting up and maintaining community telecenters in the context of poor information infrastructure and limited human capacity. It will be useful for researchers, policy- and decision-makers, and development practitioners and professionals with interests or active programs in the area of 'ICT for development, ' particularly those with a focus on universal access and universal-service or public access centers. It will also be a very useful reference tool for scholars, students and academics
African researchers and decision-makers : building synergy for development by Abdoulaye Ndiaye( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and French and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and its partners, the link between research and policy is of paramount importance in their goal to improve social, economic, and environmental conditions in developing countries. Collaboration between researchers and decision-makers, however, is complex, multifaceted, and often difficult to implement. Further, research is very often designed and carried out without regard for its potential users or beneficiaries. How should research agendas be developed? What is the role of the private sector in developing research? Which actors are invo
Information and communication technologies for development in Africa by Ramata Molo Thioune( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1997, IDRC launched its Acacia initiative in an effort to empower sub-Saharan African communities with the ability to apply new information and communication technologies, or ICTs, to their own social and economic development. Now, 6 years later, the Acacia initiative presents this unique and groundbreaking three-volume collection of original research on this important and timely issue. Volume 1: Opportunities and Challenges for Community Development looks at the introduction, adoption, and utilization of ICTs at the community level. In various contexts -- geographical, technological, socioeconomic, cultural, and institutional -- the book explores the questions of community participation. It looks at how communities in sub-Saharan Africa have reacted to the changes brought about by the introduction of these new ICTs and, in detail, presents both the opportunities and the challenges that ICTs present for community development. The book will be useful for both researchers and development practitioners active, or just embarking upon, an "ICT for development" program. It will also be a very useful reference tool not only for academics but also for policymakers, decisionmakers, and development professionals interested in the issue. Book jacket."--Jacket
Information and communication technologies for development in Africa by Florence Ebam Etta( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Acacia initiative was launched in 1997 in an effort to empower sub-Saharan African communities with the ability to apply new information & communication technologies (ICTs) to their own socio-economic development. This volume describes one of several studies carried out to document Acacia's activities. It examines the setting, operations, and effects of community telecentres in Mali, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda. Chapter 1 introduces Acacia and provides the institutional & continental contexts for the telecentre study. Chapter 2 attempts to place Africa on the global information & communication technology landscape, and chapters 3-7 present telecentre case studies for each country that address four issues: access, relevance, sustainability, and the centres' technological, social, economic, & political environments. The concluding chapter examines the broad patterns that emerged from the study and suggests possible future directions for community telecentres
Gender, science, and technology : perspectives from Africa by Catherine Wawasi Kitetu( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This sixth volume of the CODESRIA Gender Series is a collection of discourses, perspectives, practices and policies on the role of the female gender in science and technology, particularly in the African context. Although widely advocated as the indisputable foundation for political and economic power in the modern world, science and technology remains marked by various layers and dimensions of gender inequality that work to the disadvantage of girls and women. Despite the fact that a lot of awareness has been created, and gender issues are now more readily acknowledged by various development initiatives in Africa, participation in science and technology still remains a hurdle as far as girls and women are concerned. A common theme that runs through the book is how feminine identities, ideologies of domesticity and gender stereotypes, and the inadequacy or lack of clear policies facilitate the invisibility of women in science and technology. This notwithstanding, women have never ceased devising clever and ingenious ways that would enable them to master nature, from the margins. The book provides a window onto the current state of female participation in science and technology in Africa, along with an analysis of the historical backgrounds, current educational and professional contexts, and prospects for the future. While it is evident that more research needs to be done, with more groups in different regions, this volume brings together a rich and inspiring collection of qualitative insights on gender, science and technology in Africa."--Book cover
Civil society and the search for development alternatives in Cameroon by Emmanuel Yenshu( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent developments have witnessed the emergence of civil society as a major development actor whose potentials and capacity, especially in Africa, are often taken for granted and treated as limitless. A critical assessment of some of these structures (NGOs, religious organisations, trade unions, home-based associations and the youth) and the legal and political context of the operation of civil society in Cameroon shows a popular effervescence that is visible in social development initiatives. Although this would complement the state and free enterprise, it is however often frustrated by the states suspicion in a context of rising social awareness and protest that is assimilated with political opposition or attempts at manipulation along partisan lines. This book is a call to reform the framework of civil society and assess its components and roles in shaping the future of Africa
Statism, youth, and civic imagination : a critical study of the National Youth Service Corps Programme in Nigeria by Ebenezer Obadare( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study explores the service-citizenship nexus in Nigeria, using the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme as an empirical backdrop. It attempts to understand the relationship between civic service and citizenship on the one hand, and it examines the question as to whether youth service promotes a sense of citizenship and patriotism on the other. In the relevant studies on service and sociology, the assumption that service is antecedent to, and impacts positively on citizenship, is taken for granted. However, conclusions from this study call for an urgent rethinking of this wisdom. Using data from open-ended interviews, questinnaires and focus group discussions, the study traces the ways in which political dynamics in Nigeria have affected the implementation of the NYSC programme. The study articulates allegiance to national ideals as an essential foundation for creating and nurturing citizenship. Although it upholds the potential of national service as a tool for national integration, this research cautions against unalloyed faith in its presumed agency, arguing that we should not ignore the limitations imposed by the prevailing socio-political ecology. --Book Jacket
Masculinities in contemporary Africa by Egodi Uchendu( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although gender and non-gender scholars have studied men, such an academic exercise requires a critical and focused study of masculine subjects in particular social contexts, which is what this book attempts to do. This empirically rich collection of essays, the seventh of the CODESRIA Gender Series, deals with critical examinations of various shades and ramifications of Africa's masculinities and what these portend for the peoples of Africa and for gender relations in the continent. So much has changed in terms of notions and expressions of masculinities in Africa since ancient times, but many aspects of contemporary masculinities were fashioned during and since the colonial period. The papers in this volume were initially discussed at the 2005 month-long CODESRIA Gender Institute in Dakar. The contributors are gender scholars drawn from various disciplines in the wide fields of the humanities and the social sciences with research interests in the critical study of men and masculinities in Africa."--Book cover
Readings in methodology : African perspectives by Codesria( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the weaknesses of research in Africa is the little consideration that is given to questions of epistemology and methodology. What we see is the trivialization of research protocols which, consequently, are reduced to fantasy prescriptions that detach social studies from universal debates over the validity of science rather than an interrogation of research procedures induced by the complexity of social dynamics. As a result, social sciences have become an imitative discourse and a recital of exotic anecdotes without perspectives. Knowledge production therefore loses any heuristic bearing. It is on the basis of this reality that attempts to correct this tendency have been made in this book by discussing the methodological foundation of social science knowledge. This volume is a collection of papers presented during methodological workshops organized by CODESRIA. Its objective is to revitalize theory and methodology in field work in Africa while contributing to the creation of a critical space hinged upon the mastery of epistemological bases which are indispensable to any scientific imagination. Far from being a collection of technical certainties and certified methods, this book interrogates the uncertain itinerary of the process of social logics discovery. In that sense, it is a decisive step towards a critical systemization of ongoing theories and practices within the African scientific community. The reader can, therefore, identify the philosophical, historical, sociological and anthropological foundations of object construction, field data exploitation and research results delivery. This book explains the importance of the philosophical and social modalities of scientific practice, the influence of local historical contexts, the different usages of new investigative tools, including the audiovisual tools. Finally, the book, backed by classical theories, serves as an invitation toward considering scientific commitment to African field research from a reflective perspective
Governance trends in West Africa, 2006 : a synthesis report by Adebayo O Olukoshi( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The West African sub-region has a distinctive history as one of the most dynamic parts of the African continent. Forged out of a long, often contradictory, always contested trajectory of state formation, dissolution, and recomposition that has been accompanied at different stages by widespread population movements, the sub-region has, inevitably, grappled with a wide range of core, enduring governance questions. These questions have contributed, to one degree or another, to the making and character of contemporary state systems, as well as the political cultures underpinning them. This synthesis report is a quick and easily digestible summary of some of the key developments in West Africa which had a direct bearing on governance in the sub-region during 2006. Rather than an exhaustive chronological report, the work is an omnibus tying up various developments in West Africa in presentational and analytic rubrics that are designed to give insights into a variety of governance issues. It forms the basis for future research. The report is in both English and French
Intellectuals and African development : pretension and resistance in African politics by Björn Beckman( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book looks at different responses to the African predicament from prominent writers like Soyinka, Ngugi, and Achebe, the military men in power and the students who defy repression. It suggests that intervention by international agencies who claim to promote "democracy" and "empower the youth" may reinforce authoritarian attitudes and structures, and gives voice to the outrage, ridicule, revolutionary ardour and reformist caution of those directly affected. It also exposes the shallow pretences of those in power as well as the hypocrisy and arrogance of the foreign helpers, and concludes that being an "insider" or an "outsider" is less important than being committed to listen to ordinary people."--Back cover
Reforming the African public sector : retrospect and prospects by Joseph R. A Ayee( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reforming the African Public Sector: Retrospect and Prospects is an in-depth and wide-ranging review of the available literature on African public sector reforms. It illustrates several differing country experiences to buttress the main observations and conclusions. It adopts a structural/institutional approach which underpins most of the reform efforts on the continent. To contextualize reform of the public sector and understand its processes, dynamics and intricacies, the book examines the state and state capacity building in Africa, especially when there can be no state without an efficient public sector. In addition, the book addresses a number of theories such as the new institutional economics, public choice and new public management, which have in one way or another influenced most of the initiatives implemented under public sector reform in Africa. There is also a survey of the three phases of public sector reform which have emerged and the balance sheet of reform strategies, namely, decentralization, privatization, deregulation, agencification, co-production and public-private partnerships. It concludes by identifying possible alternative approaches such as developing a vigorous public sector ethos and sustained capacity building to promote and enhance the renewal and reconstruction of the African public sector within the context of the New Partnerships for Africa's Development (NEPAD), good governance and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
Scholars in the marketplace : the dilemmas of neo-liberal reform at Makerere University, 1989-2005 by Mahmood Mamdani( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars in the Marketplace is a case study of market-based reforms at Uganda's Makerere University. With the World Bank heralding neoliberal reform at Makerere as the model for the transformation of higher education in Africa, it has implications for the whole continent. At the global level, the Makerere case exemplifies the fate of public universities in a market-oriented and capital friendly era. The Makerere reform began in the 1990s and was based on the premise that higher education is more of a private than a public good. Instead of pitting the public against the private, and the state against the market, this book shifts the terms of the debate toward a third alternative than explores different relations between the two. The book distinguishes between privatisation and commercialisation, two processes that drove the Makerere reform. It argues that whereas privatisation (the entry of privately sponsored students) is compatible with a public university where priorities are publicly set, commercialisation (financial and administrative autonomy for each faculty to design a market-responsive curriculum) inevitably leads to a market determination of priorities in a public university. The book warns against commercialisation of public universities as the subversion of public institutions for private purposes
Children and youth in the labour process in Africa by Osita Agbu( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is increasingly clear that children and the youth today play a significant role in the labour process in Africa. But, to what extent is this role benign? And when and why does this role become exploitative rather than beneficial? This book on children and the youth in Africa sets out to address these questions. The book observes that in Africa today, children are under pressure to work, often engaged in the worst forms of child labour and therefore not living out their role as children. It argues that the social and economic environment of the African child is markedly different from what obtains elsewhere, and goes further to challenge all factors that have combined in stripping children of their childhood and turning them into instruments and commodities in the labour process. It also explains the sources, dynamics, magnitude and likely consequences of the exploitation of children and the youth in contemporary Africa. The book is obviously an invaluable contribution to the discourse on children, while the case studies are aimed at creating more awareness about the development problems of children and the youth in Africa, with a view to evolving more effective national and global responses
Youth and higher education in Africa : the cases of Cameroon, South Africa, Eritrea, and Zimbabwe by Donald P Chimanikire( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Student activism in Africa, at least since the early 1990s, has been preoccupied with popular struggles for democracy in both their respective countries and institutions of higher learning. The changing socio-economic and political conditions in many African countries, characterized by the decline in economic growth and the introduction of multi-party politics, among several other factors, have had different impact on students and student political organizations in African universities. This book recounts the responses of students to these changes in their attempt to negotiate better living and studying conditions. The four case studies contained in the book - Cameroon, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Eritrea - clearly reveal the very important aspects of the situation in which African students find themselves in many countries, and underscores the need to understand the character and development of higher education on the continent. Ministries of Higher Education, Vice Chancellors, Deans of Students, Student Unions and parents will find this book very useful in terms of understanding the tensions that often arise at institutions of higher learning and why solutions seem to be elusive"--African Books Collective website
Gender, sport, and development in Africa : cross-cultural perspectives on patterns of representations and marginalization by Jimoh Shehu( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To many young people, the term sport has an exhilarating ring; to many older persons, it signifies recreation and leisure. From colonial times, it has been viewed as a means of social control. Increasingly, it is being touted by governments and donor agencies as a self-evident tool of Africa's development. How accurate are these individual, romantic and moral notions of sport? In this volume, eleven African scholars offer insightful analyses of the complex ideological and structural dimensions of modern sport as a cultural institution
Islam and open society : fidelity and movement in the philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal by Souleymane Bachir Diagne( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking security in Nigeria : conceptual issues in the quest for social order and national integration by Dapọ Adelugba( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking Security in Nigeria adopts an alternate conceptual and methodological framework for rethinking national security in Nigeria by using the humanities' multidisciplinary perspective against the backdrop of the hitherto restrictive analysis of the nature of national security. By expounding the largely unexplored cosmological, conceptual, ethical and aesthetic dimensions as key contributors to national survival and social integration, the volume argues systematically for a basic redefinition of the meanings of security, the value of life, government action and social re-engineering in order to create a new system of social order an integration. The authors attempt to extend the boundaries of previous theorizing on security by identifying alternate ethical and aesthetic approaches to national reconciliation and human development in present-day Nigeria, which faces major security challenges requiring the clarification of the basis for developing a just and harmonious society. The study is a contribution to the quest for defining the vital socio-cultural norms and doctrinal imperatives needed for responsible cooperative human action. It examines the roles of dominant works of philosophy, literature, plays and performances in the creation of a basis for political stability and social reconciliation in the society. It extends the boundaries of previous aesthetic studies and redefines the roles of ethics and aesthetics as crucial contributors to security, human development and world civilisation
Les identités régionales et la dialectique sud-sud en question by Nadir Marouf( )

8 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book highlights the importance of Pan-Africanism in view of reasserting its pivotal role in the economic integration of the continent. For Africans to co-exist and aspire to a much needed dynamic and social community, there is need for a common understanding of their shared histories and projects. The contributions analyse regional identities that derive from an observed syncretism between traditional culture, Islamic religion and modernity. The example of interregional relations is tangible proof of the difficult negotiation of imposed international axiological constraints. From this per
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African voices on structural adjustment : a companion to Our continent, our future
Information and communication technologies for development in AfricaAfrican researchers and decision-makers : building synergy for developmentInformation and communication technologies for development in AfricaInformation and communication technologies for development in AfricaGender, science, and technology : perspectives from AfricaCivil society and the search for development alternatives in CameroonStatism, youth, and civic imagination : a critical study of the National Youth Service Corps Programme in NigeriaMasculinities in contemporary Africa
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CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa)

Conference of Directors of Social and Economic Research in Africa.

Conseil pour le Développement da la Recherche Economique et Sociale en Afrique

Conseil pour le développement de la recherche économique et sociale en Afrique.

Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique.

Conseil pour le développement de la recherche sociale en Afrique

Consejo par el Desarrollo de la Investigación Económica y Social de Africa

Consejo para el desarrollo de la investigación económica y social de Africa

Conselho para o desenvolvimento da pesquisa em ciências sociais em África

Conselho para o desenvolvimento da pesquisa em ciências sociais na Àfrica

Council for the Development of Ecomonic and Social Research in Africa

Council for the development of economic and social research in Africa

Council for the Development of Economic and Social Science Research in Africa

Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa

Council for the development of social science research in Africa

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa organization

Council for the Development of Social Science Research inAfrica

Council for the Development of Social Sciences Research in Africa

Majlis al-Afrīqī li-Tanmiyat al-Buḥūth al-Ijtimāʻīyah

Majlis Tanmiyat al-Buḥūth al-Ijtimāʻīyah fī Afrīqiyā

Muʾtamar Maǧlis tanmiyaẗ al-buḥūṯ al-iǧtimāʿiyyaẗ fī Ifrīqiyā

Raad voor de Ontwikkeling van Sociaal Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek in Afrika organisatie uit Senegal

مجلس الأفريقي لتنمية البحوث الاجتماعية

مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقي

مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا