Colonialism Class Formation And Underdevelopment In Sierra Leone

Author: Eliphas G. Mukonoweshuro
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819182838
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Colonialism Class Formation And Underdevelopment In Sierra Leone from the Author: Eliphas G. Mukonoweshuro. This study examines from a materialist perspective the socio-economic, historical and political factors contributing to the political instability and underdevelopment of Sierra Leone. Tools of analysis from different methodological perspectives such as class and ethnicity are critically reviewed and utilized in the analysis and identification of colonial class formation, the behavior of political groups and their economic bases. The emphasis is on the dominant colonial social forces that shaped the evolution and development of the decolonization process, including the formation of colonial social classes, colonial state and the political relation that developed.

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

Author: Walter Rodney
Publisher: Fahamu/Pambazuka
ISBN: 190638794X
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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa from the Author: Walter Rodney. Rodney's groundbreaking analysis shows how the wealthy countries and international capitalism bear major responsibility for impoverishing Africa. This classic remains an essential introduction to the dynamics of Africa's relations with the West.

Why Nations Fail

Author: Daron Acemoglu
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307719235
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Why Nations Fail from the Author: Daron Acemoglu. Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence? Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people. Sadly, the people of the north have endured decades of famine, political repression, and very different economic institutions—with no end in sight. The differences between the Koreas is due to the politics that created these completely different institutional trajectories. Based on fifteen years of original research Acemoglu and Robinson marshall extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the United States, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including: - China has built an authoritarian growth machine. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and overwhelm the West? - Are America’s best days behind it? Are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority? - What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson’s breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions? Why Nations Fail will change the way you look at—and understand—the world.

New Perspectives On Social Class And Socioeconomic Development In The Periphery

Author: Nelson W. Keith
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
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New Perspectives On Social Class And Socioeconomic Development In The Periphery from the Author: Nelson W. Keith. This provocative new volume focuses on the economic features that make Third World social formations distinctive and on non-property characteristics such as religion, ethnicity, and culture, that are central to the survival of these societies. Specifically, the authors look at the significance and revolutionary potential of peasant majorities, who take limited advantage of capitalist modes of production and often manage to maintain their cultural and economic identity and a degree of independence in the process. Following the editors' introduction, which explains the conceptual framework for the study, the historical and structural causes for the weakness of the basic capitalist classes in the periphery (the underdeveloped national regions) are examined. The next several chapters deal with the evolution of classes and institutions in the periphery, the articulation of peasantries within capitalist and socialist societies, and the reasons for the resilience of peasant modes of production. Other topics discussed are the role of the state--capitalist of socialist--in class formation, the relationship between the socialist state and the peasantry, variables in social transformation in the periphery, and the place of the urban poor in Third World development.

Human Rights In Commonwealth Africa

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847674336
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Human Rights In Commonwealth Africa from the Author: . To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit

African Capitalism

Author: Paul T. Kennedy
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521319669
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African Capitalism from the Author: Paul T. Kennedy. This 1988 book provides an analysis of African capitalism which offers a positive view of its role.

War And The Crisis Of Youth In Sierra Leone

Author: Krijn Peters
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139497391
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War And The Crisis Of Youth In Sierra Leone from the Author: Krijn Peters. The armed conflict in Sierra Leone and the extreme violence of the main rebel faction - the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) - have challenged scholars and members of the international community to come up with explanations. Up to this point, though, conclusions about the nature of the war are mainly drawn from accounts of civilian victims and commentators who had access to only one side of the war. The present study addresses this currently incomplete understanding of the conflict by focusing on the direct experiences and interpretations of protagonists, paying special attention to the hitherto neglected, and often underage, cadres of the RUF. The data presented challenges the widely canvassed notion of the Sierra Leone conflict as a war motivated by 'greed, not grievance'. Rather, it points to a rural crisis expressed in terms of unresolved tensions between landowners and marginalized rural youth, further reinforced and triggered by a collapsing patrimonial state.

Natural Resources And Conflict In Africa

Author: Abiodun Alao
Publisher: University Rochester Press
ISBN: 9781580462679
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Natural Resources And Conflict In Africa from the Author: Abiodun Alao. The first comprehensive account of the linkage between natural resources and political and social conflict in Africa.

Foundations Of Adult Education In Africa

Author: Fredrick Nafukho
Publisher: Pearson South Africa
ISBN: 9789282011218
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Foundations Of Adult Education In Africa from the Author: Fredrick Nafukho. This publication provides a historical perspective on the current educational context. It discusses the impact of the colonial past and the changing practices of the present, highlighting as it does the key concepts, information and principles in the African context. The book touches on such issues as the history of adult education in Africa, philosophy and adult education, socio-cultural, political and economic environments, opportunities and access for adult learners, gender and development in adult education, and adult education as a developing profession. It further considers the impact of information and communication technology and globalization on the policies and structures of lifelong learning.--Publisher's description.

Administration And Taxation In Former Portuguese Africa

Author: Philip J. Havik
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443878936
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Administration And Taxation In Former Portuguese Africa from the Author: Philip J. Havik. This book addresses a notable gap in the knowledge of Portuguese colonial administration and the policies implemented in the main territories of its ""third"" African empire: Angola, Mozambique and Guinea. In recent years, the question of colonial taxation has become a topic in the academic debate on colonial empires and has led to a comparative, long-term focus on its impact in African societies. Given that former Portuguese colonies in Africa have been largely absent from this debate, this bo ...