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Title Africa and globalization : challenges of governance and creativity / Toyin Falola, Kenneth Kalu, editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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Series African histories and modernities
African histories and modernities.
Subject Globalization.
Africa -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Africa -- Economic integration.
Africa -- Globalization.
Alt Name Falola, Toyin,
Kalu, Kenneth,
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: Africa in a globalized world / Kenneth Kalu and Toyin Falola. -- part I. Africa's adaptation to globalization. 2. The rediscovery of Africa / Melike Yilmaz and Fatima Momodu -- 3. Globalization and the creative space in Africa : implications for governance and development / N. Oluwafemi Mimiko and Funmilola Olorunfemi -- 4. Postcolonial Africa's development trajectories / Mesut Yilmaz and Chigozie Enwere -- 5. Collective social action : enlightenment ethic and the rise of modern individualism / Enoch Olujide Gbadegesin -- 6. Same migrants, two business models : culture-centered and non-traditional businesses established by Ethiopians and Eritreans in Washington DC / Mussa Idris -- 7. Making sense of South Africa's soft power : projections, prospects, and possibilities / Olusola Ogunnubi and Dorcas Ettang. -- part II. Governance and creativity. -- 8. Developmental strategies and cultural dynamics in rural Nigeria / Harriet Omokiniovo Efanodor -- 9. The impossible craft of nation-building in postcolonial Cameroon / Ramon A. Fonkoue -- 10. Creativity and new technologies : piracy, politics, and the business of cultural production in Nigeria / Charles E. Nwadigwe -- 11. Igbo community policing and its relevance for contemporary Nigeria / Ernest Toochi Aniche -- 12. "Come and chop" : representations of the parliamentarian in Ola Rotimi's If and Emeka Nwabueze's A Parliament of Vultures / Bosede Funke Afolayan -- 13. Conclusion / Kenneth Kalu and Toyin Falola.
Summary This book considers the promises and challenges of globalization for Africa. Why have African states been perennially unable to diversify their economies and move beyond export of primary produce, even as Southeast Asia has made a tremendous leap into manufacturing? What institutional impediments are in play in African states? What reforms would mitigate the negative effects of globalization and distribute its benefits more equitably? Covering critical themes such as political leadership, security challenges, the creative sector, and community life, essays in this volume argue that the starting point for Africa's meaningful engagement with the rest of the world must be to look inward, examine Africa's institutions, and work towards reforms that promote inclusiveness and stability.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 13, 2018).
ISBN 9783319749051 (electronic bk.)
3319749056 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1038474365
Additional Format Print version: 3319749048 9783319749044 (OCoLC)1017962490