Democratization of Africa and Its Impact on the Global Economy

Democratization of Africa and Its Impact on the Global Economy

Release Date: January, 2024|Copyright: © 2024 |Pages: 487
DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-0477-8
ISBN13: 9798369304778|EISBN13: 9798369304785
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Democratization of Africa and Its Impact on the Global Economy delves into the intricate relationship between democracy, governance, and development in Africa, shedding light on the continent's progress and its implications for the global economy. From its historical context rooted in colonialism and apartheid regimes to the present-day challenges of weak governance and underdevelopment, this book critically examines the factors that have shaped Africa's political and socioeconomic landscape.

This book offers a comprehensive exploration of democracy, governance, and development in Africa. It delves into various topics such as models of democracy, electoral systems, political leadership, state building, democratic deficits, political violence, corruption, and the challenges of democratic consolidation. Additionally, it examines the significance of democratic governance, good governance principles, civil society engagement, and political accountability in shaping Africa's political landscape.

The book also examines the concept of development in Africa, highlighting the impact of Western development models and exploring alternative approaches rooted in indigenous knowledge systems and sustainable growth. It addresses the role of institutions, regional integration, globalization, technology, and foreign interference in Africa's socioeconomic development. Through a multi-disciplinary lens encompassing political science, development studies, anthropology, sociology, international relations, and public administration, the book offers a platform for scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to engage in critical dialogue and propose innovative strategies for Africa's renewal.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • African Colonialism
  • African Governance
  • Democracy
  • Democratization
  • Development
  • Economic Growth
  • Institutions
  • Political Corruption
  • Political Independence
  • Political Violence
  • Socioeconomic
  • Sustainable Development
  • Underdevelopment
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Ndwakhulu Tshishonga (PhD) is a Pan-Africanist academic and a research fellow within the School of Built Environment & Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He specialises in Community Development, local economic development, local governance and citizenship, and African Politics. Over the past two decades, more than 50 scholarly papers and book chapters were contributed to local and international journals and edited books. His academic citizenship includes presenting at both national and international conferences as well engaging government departments in policy issues relating governance, democracy and professionalising community development in South Africa. He is also a Lead for Global Citizenship and Children's Rights Network (GLOCCRIN) and a Political Analysist on African and international Political Affairs.
Icarbord Tshabangu (PhD), is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Childhood and Education, Leeds Trinity University, UK. He has previously worked as a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Educational Foundations and Management programmes, teaching postgraduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Arusha, Tanzania and at the University of Namibia, Namibia. He was also associated with the University of Liverpool Online as Honorary Senior Lecturer in doctoral studies. He has served as an internal and external examiner at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and continues to be a research supervisor. His teaching and research interests are largely on children’s rights, democratic citizenship, Education policy and qualitative methodologies. He is also a coordinator for Global Citizenship and Children's Rights Network (GLOCCRIN) and former Non-Executive Director for Community Development and Services Alliances (CODESA), UK.
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