The Resource Sustainable development and human security in Africa : governance as the missing link, edited by Louis A. Picard, Terry F. Buss, Taylor B. Seybolt, Macrina C. Lelei

Sustainable development and human security in Africa : governance as the missing link, edited by Louis A. Picard, Terry F. Buss, Taylor B. Seybolt, Macrina C. Lelei

Label
Sustainable development and human security in Africa : governance as the missing link
Title
Sustainable development and human security in Africa
Title remainder
governance as the missing link
Statement of responsibility
edited by Louis A. Picard, Terry F. Buss, Taylor B. Seybolt, Macrina C. Lelei
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Language
eng
Summary
"Many new development initiatives have been introduced in Africa over the past few decades. Each of these has been heralded as marking a new era in the continent's development. However, many of these initiatives have failed to produce sustained results due to numerous challenges, including, most importantly, the lack of good governance. The Africa Progress Panel stated in 2011 that good governance is the key enabling factor for sustainable development. This book discusses the role good governance plays in achieving sustainable development and eradicating extreme poverty in Africa. The contributed chapters in this book seek to broaden the policy debate and provide conversations about the sustainable development challenges facing African countries from multiple viewpoints and interdisciplinary perspectives--from academics, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the field. The book focuses on the governance perspectives of practitioners who deal with day-to-day realities on the ground, with the goal to use evidence-based information to make informed policies, programs, and strategies to move the continent toward achieving sustainable development. This book tries to strike a balance between recognizing the need to bring politics back into development programs and understanding the limitations of political institutions in weak states. To that end, it looks at the challenges of development from the perspective of human security, with a focus on strengthening the human resource component of African economies in order to achieve better governance as part of a sustainable development process"--Provided by publisher
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N$T
Dewey number
338.96/07
Index
index present
LC call number
HC800.Z9
LC item number
E51165 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Public administration and public policy
Series volume
197
Label
Sustainable development and human security in Africa : governance as the missing link, edited by Louis A. Picard, Terry F. Buss, Taylor B. Seybolt, Macrina C. Lelei
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Based on the proceedings of a two-day conference entitled "Achieving Sustainable Development in Africa" held at the University of Pittsburgh in March 2011
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Section 1. Overview -- section 2. Foreign aid goals and practices -- section 3. Sustainable development challenges -- section 4. Identity and governance -- section 5. Governance and development -- section 6. Conclusion
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ocn908932192
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1 online resource (324 pages)
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online
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9781482255430
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)908932192
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