Globalization and Sustainable Development in Africa

Edited by Bessie House-Soremekun
Edited by Toyin Falola

Globalization and Sustainable Development in Africa


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First Published: 01 Oct 2011
13 Digit ISBN: 9781580463928
Pages: 484
Size: 9 x 6
Binding: Hardback
Imprint: University of Rochester Press
BIC Class: GTB

Details updated on 20 Jan 2016


  • 1  Introduction: Africana in the Margins
  • 2  The Trouble with Globalization: It Isn't Global Enough!
  • 3  Can Africa Compete in a Global Economy?
  • 4  A Two-Track Strategy for Viable Development in Africa
  • 5  Solutions to Africa's Development Challenges
  • 6  Renewable Energy, Migration-Development Model, and Sustainability Entrepreneurship
  • 7  Transborder Labor Liberalization and Social Contracts
  • 8  Asante Society and the Global Market
  • 9  Enterprising Women in Zimbabwe: Confronting Crisis in a Globalizing Era
  • 10  Sustainable Strategies in a Postconflict Environment: Fostering Local Entrepreneurship in Côte d'Ivoire
  • 11  Globalization and Monetary Convergence: Independent Currency Union or Dollarization?
  • 12  The Impact of Globalization on Emerging Markets: The Case of Côte d'Ivoire
  • 13  Globalization and Industrial Development in Nigeria
  • 14  Interest Rates, Fiscal Policy, and Foreign Private Investment in Nigeria
  • 15  Why Nigeria Does Not Work: Obstacles and the Alternative Path to Development
  • 16  The Impact of Globalization on International Security
  • 17  Resource Curse, Globalization, and Conflicts
  • 18  The Politics of Oil and Development and Visual Metaphors of the Crisis in Nigeria's Niger Delta
  • 19  Islam and the "Global War on Terror" in West Africa
  • 20  Selected Bibliography
  • 21  List of Contributors
  • 22  Index

Few studies of globalization have analyzed its impact on African societies from the viewpoint of sustainable development. This volume answers that need. The essays here contribute to the store of knowledge about globalization in sub-Saharan Africa by documenting the affect of this global force on the continent's growth -- economic, political, and cultural. This interdisciplinary collection provides comprehensive analyses at the international, national, and local levels of the theoretical issues revolving around the complex process of globalization, while offering detailed examinations of new models of economic development that can be implemented in sub-Saharan Africa to enhance economic growth, self-sufficiency, and sustainable development. These models are accessible to politicians, public policy analysts, scholars, students, international organizations, nongovernmental actors, and members of the public at large. Finally, the essays here provide insightful case studies of African countries that already demonstrate creative, indigenous-based models of entrepreneurship and discuss efforts to achieve sustainable development and economic independence at the grassroots level. Contributors represent the disciplines of law, history, political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, business and management, African studies and art history, criminal justice, and education.

Bessie House-Soremekun is the Public Scholar in African American Studies, Civic Engagement, and Entrepreneurship, Professor of Political Science and Professor of Africana Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.


The chapters are well written and topical, and they offer a good introduction to both current and traditional issues concerning African development. CHOICE