Africa Now!

Emerging Issues and Alternative Perspectives

  • Adebusuyi Adeniran
  • Lanre Ikuteyijo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran, Lanre Olusegun Ikuteyijo
    Pages 1-12
  3. Conceptualising the Development Process in Twenty-First Century Africa

  4. Environment, Natural Resources Management and Development

  5. Governance, Economy and Sustainable Development

  6. Transnationalism, Education and Human Development

  7. Crime, Conflicts and Regional Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Shanta Balgobind Singh
      Pages 341-362
    3. Timothy Abayomi Atoyebi
      Pages 415-441
    4. Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran, Lanre Olusegun Ikuteyijo
      Pages 443-448
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 449-453

About this book


This book presents relevant and timely endogenous procedures for addressing the challenge of transforming ideas into sustainable opportunities in Africa. It explores how Africa could be understood in the context of emerging global realities, providing alternative frameworks that will not just be participatory in conception and practice, but equally show a contextual workability for the varying aspects of the developmental enterprise in Africa. Despite having alternative and less cumbersome sources of funding, with commendable economic growth indices, and several economies among the fastest growing globally, African countries have been unable to transmute related opportunities into sustainable human development outcomes for majority of its citizenry. 

Over four rich sections the authors cover subjects ranging from environment and natural resource management, to governance, economy and sustainable development. The book continues with a section on Education and Human Development and a case study in transnationalism. The final section discusses crime, conflict and regional dynamics, including highly disputed topics such as forced migration and sex trade.

This indispensable resource will be of great use to students and researches globally in fields such as sociology, anthropology, environmental studies, politics and economics with a focus on contemporary Africa, as well as to policy planners and human rights activists invested in the future development of Africa.


Social Anthropology Area Studies Development Geography Natural Resource Management African Development Social Policy Right to Development (RTD) Sustainable National Integration Sustainable Human Development Land Degradation Post-Apartheid South Africa

Editors and affiliations

  • Adebusuyi Adeniran
    • 1
  • Lanre Ikuteyijo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyObafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyObafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria

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