Africa: What does the Future Hold?

  • Jack Spence


This chapter considers the legacy of the Cold War, the problems facing African statehood, and the modest solutions that are being prescribed by institutions — for example, the World Bank. Attention is also given to the weaknesses of the African political economy and the problems of poverty. Finally, the chapter discusses the ‘failed state’ issue and the need for African solutions to the problems of peace and security.


Civil Society International Monetary Fund Physical Security Debt Relief Global Civil Society 
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Notes and References

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    ‘Emerging Africa’, Economist, 14 June 1997.Google Scholar
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    ‘Africa Faces a Crisis of Governance’, Financial Times, 26 June 1997.Google Scholar
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    A. Mazrui (1993) ‘The Bondage of Boundaries’, Economist, 11–17 September. An article along similar lines by Matthew Parris appeared in The Times, 15 August 1997.Google Scholar
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    J. Herbst (1997) ‘Responding to State Failure in Africa’, International Security, vol. 21, no. 3.Google Scholar
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    Note, however, the possibility of South African involvement in the OAU peace-keeping efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Google Scholar

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