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Title:State, governance and development in Africa
Author:Khan, FirozISNI
City of publisher:Cape Town
Publisher:Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN:1775822087; 9781775822080; 9781485117636
Geographic terms:Africa
South Africa
economic development
political conditions
Abstract:This collective volume examines the linkages between governance and economic development. The authors - mostly young African scholars - engage with statehood, state-building and statecraft focusing on issues such as rent-seeking, patronage, neopatrimonialism and bad governance. The contributions, which are organized in four parts, challenge the mainstream opinions of donors, funders, development banks, international non-governmental organisations and development organisations. Part I: Contemporary statecraft and state engineering: overview (Euonell Grundling); 1. The state, governance and the political settlement: to walk questioningly and to make the road while walking (Firoz Khan); 2. China in Africa: Quo vadis governance? (Louise Scholtz and Saliem Fakir); 3. Governance, aid and institutional traps (David Ross Olanya); PART 2: Government, governance and party systems in Africa: overview (Zwelinzima Ndevu); 4. Changing demographics: is Kenya's political stability guaranteed? (Katindi Sivi-Njonjo); 5. Public participation in South Africa: strengthening state accountability in a dominant party system (Janine Hicks and Imraan Buccus); Part III: Governance, policy reform and institution-building: overview (Greg Ruiters); 6. The Somali question and prospects for state-building (Abdihakim Aynte); 7. Landscapes of terror: cityness, routine violence and urban development (Edgar Pieterse); Part IV: Governance, resource mobilisation and financing: overview (Basani Baloyi); 8. Mining in Malawi: another missed opportunity? (Janet Ndagha Liabunya); 9. Green economy, realpolitik and resource mobilisation in Rwanda, Mozambique and South Africa (Manisha Gulati and Precious Zikhali). [ASC Leiden abstract]