Well researched and insightful, this volume examines the historical and contemporary discourse on African development and the continent's place in the global economy. The chapters critically explore the roles played by various global and local social forces in the construction of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), offering critical insights on financing for development, the WTO and agriculture, ICTs and FDIs and the war on terrorism. NEPAD has been endorsed by the African Union, the Group of Eight and the United Nations System in order to address Africa's deficit through the forging of a global development partnership. This timely resource is suitable for students and policy makers concerned with development in the African post-colonies.

chapter 1|22 pages

Discourses on Development: Beyond the ‘African Tragedy’

ByMalinda S. Smith

part |2 pages

Part 1 Discourses on Development and Governance

chapter 2|24 pages

Discourses on Development from Dependency to Neoliberalism

ByFrancis Owusu

chapter 3|20 pages

Towards a Political Economy of African Development Discourse

ByJìmí O. Adésínà

chapter 5|20 pages

When ‘Good Economics’ Does Not Make Good Sense

ByIan Taylor

chapter 6|18 pages

Towards Humanising Governance in the African Political Space

ByAdekunle Amuwo

chapter 7|16 pages

The Seductive Discourses of Development and Good Governance

ByCosmas Mbuh

chapter 8|14 pages

Global Governance of HIV/AIDS and Development

ByObijiofor Aginam

part |2 pages

Part 2 African Development and the Global Economy

chapter 9|18 pages

Globalisation, the Cotonou Agreement and the African Union

ByChaldeans Mensah

chapter 10|28 pages

Gender, Financing for Development and Poverty Reduction

ByZo Randriamaro

chapter 11|12 pages

Accumulating Capital for African Development

ByAbdella Abdou

chapter 12|20 pages

Challenges of Foreign Direct Investment Flows to Africa

BySimon Pierre Siqué, Jacob W. Musila

chapter 13|14 pages

The World Trade Organisation, Global Trade and Agriculture

ByKorbla Peter Puplampu

chapter 14|22 pages

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and African Development

Byand African Development Patience Akpan-Obong