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  1. 1. ebook PDF: 978-1-4724-3670-2 ebook ePUB: 978-1-4724-3671-9 Discount not available for these electronic versions. Please see for suppliers. 50% discount – use code 50BVV14N when ordering ASHGATE View online at: and use code 50BVV14N Africa in the Age of Globalisation Perceptions, Misperceptions and Realities Edited by Edward Shizha and Lamine Diallo, both at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series “This book, anchored by a critical reading of historical and contemporary globalisation, analyses and reiterates the essential conditions for Africa’s development agenda. Drawing from local, regional and global contexts, the study rightfully reveals the significance of human agency and the institutional prerequisites for social development in a bold and refreshing manner.” Korbla P. Puplampu, Grant MacEwan University, Canada This is a collection of bold and visionary scholarship that reveals an insightful exposition of re-visioning African development from African perspectives. It provides an interdisciplinary conceptual base that can effectively guide the planning and implementing of programs for socio-economic development in Africa. The book provides up-to-date scholarly research on continental trends on various subjects and concerns of paramount importance to globalisation and development in Africa (politics, democracy, education, gender, technology, global relationships and the role of non-governmental organisations). Contents: Foreword, M. Raymond Izarali; Preface; Introduction, Edward Shizha and Lamine Diallo. Part I: Social and Institutional Development: Globalisation and Africa: critical historical and deconstructive/reconstructive epistemic reflections, Ali A. Abdi; African development post-2015: sustainable agency or reversion to dependency?, Timothy M. Shaw; Democracy and governance in Africa: lessons from Senegal, Lamine Diallo; Globalisation, sovereign debt and adjustment programmes in Africa: implications for creditors, debtors and policy makers in Europe, Gloria T. Emeagwali. Part II: Technology and Global Partnerships: The paradox of broadband access in sub-Saharan Africa, Akbar M. Saeed and Oliver Masakure; Aspirations for Senegal: exploring international NGO partnerships, Kathryn Mossman; Globalisation, NGOs and multi-sectoral relations: the Zimbabwean experience 1980–2012, Gilbert Tarugarira; China-Japan rivalry in Africa, Bertha Z. Osei-Hwedie. Part III: Gender, Migration and Settlement: Evidence based policy-making in the age of globalisation: measuring the impact of Chinese investments on women in sub-Saharan Africa, Isioma Ile and Mulugeta F. Dinbabo; The cracks and the crevices: Rwandan women in the diaspora navigating gender regimes in Rwanda and Canada, Anna Ainsworth; Gender, contemporary realities, and the challenges of reconstructing identities in a transnational context, Phil Okeke-Ihejirika. Part IV: Education and Globalisation in Africa: Demystifying the misperceptions and realities about the efficacy of monograde and multigrade pedagogies: Africa’s response to globalisation in education, Charles Kivunja and Margaret Sims; Revitalising higher education in the age of globalisation: the African dilemma, Girmaw Abebe Akalu; Globalising education for globalised labour markets: brain drain or gain for Africa?, Edward Shizha. Index. April 2015 312 pages Hardback 978-1-4724-3669-6 £65.00/$119.95