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African Economic and Political Developments
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Editors: Joseph M. Wilson
Book Description:
This book focuses on numerous economic and political issues which surround Africa today. Topics discussed herein include natural resources in rural Africa; economic growth in Africa from 1960-2003; economic transformation in theory and practice; the Central African Republic; HIV prevention in Africa; and stem cell and gene therapy applications in AIDS related research. (Imprint: Nova Press)

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Table of Contents:

Economic Growth in Africa, 1960-2003: Evidence from the Solow Growth Model;pp. 1-14
(Georgios Karras, University of Illinois at Chicago,USA)

Can Africa Tap the Benefits of Economic Development?;pp. 15-24,
(Gizachew Tiruneh, University of Central Arkansas, USA)

Development Challenges and Natural Resources in Rural Africa;pp. 25-61
(Miyuki Iiyama, Patti Kristjanson, Joseph Ogutu, Joseph Maitima, Patrick Kariuki, Yasuyuki Morimoto and Henning Baur, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya and others)

Economic Transformation in Theory and Practice: What are the Messages for Africa?;pp. 63-121
(Clemens Breisinger and Xinshen Diao, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA and others)

U.S. Trade and Investment Relationship with Sub-Saharan Africa: The African Growth and Opportunity Act and Beyond;pp. 123-148
(Danielle Langton)

The Role of Agriculture in Reducing Regional Disparities in Ghana: An Economywide Modeling Analysis;pp. 149-167
(Ramatu M. Al-Hassan and Xinshen Diao, University of Ghana, West Africa and others)

Cost Implications of Agricultural Land Degradation in Ghana: An Economywide, Multimarket Model Assessment;pp. 169-193
(Xinshen Diao and Daniel B. Sarpong, University of Minnesota, USA and others)

The Challenges of Burundi’s Tea Industry;pp. 195-219
(John Baffes, The World Bank, Washington D.C., USA)

The Central African Republic;pp. 221-225
(Ted Dagne)

The Globalization-AIDS-Poverty Syndrome in Africa;pp. 227-248
(Pádraig Carmody and Glen Elder, Trinity College, The University of Dublin, Ireland and others)

HIV Prevention Intervention Among Employees in a Tertiary Institution in the Eastern Cape of South Africa;pp. 249-263
(Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya and Karl Peltzer, Human Sciences Research Council and University of Limpopo, South Africa)

Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Applications in the Growing Problem of AIDS Related Lymphomas (ARL) in Africa;pp. 265-280
(Emmanual Akinola Abayomi and Peter Jacobs, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa)

Ethiopia: Primary Education and Decentralisation;pp. 281-287
(Carlo Benedetti, UCODEP, NGO)

Barriers to Implementation of PMTCT Program in the Eastern Cape of South Africa;pp. 289-305
(Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya and Dan Kayong, Human Sciences Research Council, Port Elizabeth, South Africa and others)

Housing Privatisation and Dweller Transformation in South Africa;pp. 307-324
(Lochner Marais, Moeketsi Sefika and Jan Cloete, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa)

An Evaluation of the Factors Influencing the Accuracy of Mechanical Cost Estimates in Nigeria;pp. 325-333
(Babalola Olubola and Adesanya David Abiodun, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigreria and others)


      African Political, Economic, and Security Issues
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 1st quarter
   Pages: 7 x10 (NBC - M)352pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61122-067-4
   Status: AV
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