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Land tenure dynamics in East Africa : changing practices and rights to land
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Otto, Opira; Isinika, Aida; Musahara, Herman; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 2019
Agriculture remains the main source of livelihood for most rural people in East Africa. Farming is dominated by smallholders, of whom the majority are women. Their tenure and access to land is important for reducing rural poverty, enhancing food security and stimulating agricultural development. Secure tenure represents one of the most critical challenges to the development of sustainable agriculture in the region. In an effort to understand the land question and its variation across the region, this book analyses the land reforms, their context and dynamics.&#x...
Criticism and ideology
Conference proceedings (editor); conferenceObject; text, Created By Holst Petersen, Kirsten; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 1988
This book contains contributions from African writers who discuss current issues in African literature, such as the role of the writer in society, the writers commitment to society or to the craft, a new woman's voice in literature, and recent South African literature, superseding the protest tradition.; CONTENTS: Introduction / Kirsten Holst Petersen -- The Writer in Modern Africa / Per Wästberg -- Ethics, Ideology and the Critic / Wole Soyinka -- From the dicussion -- The Languages of Our Dreams or the Dreams of Our Languages /...
Regional economic policy under crisis conditions : the case of the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC)
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Thompson, Carol B. and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 1986
Inequality and Identity : Causes of War?
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Holmqvist, Göran and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration published in 2012
In this paper, four theories on the causes of civil war are reviewed. One theory, associated with Paul Collier, emphasises feasibility over factors related to grievance. A second theory, espoused by Frances Stewart, focuses on the role of horizontal inequalities. The third theory, identified with William Zartman, highlights the different roles “need, creed and greed” factors play in various phases of a conflict. And the fourth theory, associated with the World Bank /World Development Report 2011, points out “commitment” problems leading to institutional failures ...
The development dimension or disillusion : The EU's development policy goals and the Economic Partnership Agreements
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Stocchetti, Marikki and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2007
The EU and the ACP countries aim to conclude the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) by the end of December 2007. All parties agree that these trading arrangements are meant to be first and foremost “development instruments”. However, their positions differ greatly on how the EPAs will impact on theultimate goal of poverty reduction. In this policy note Marikki Stocchetti addresses the key issues of this disagreement.
Risks and challenges of debt-financed development : roots and causes of the rising debt levels in Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Levin, Jörgen and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Research Unit; Uppsala published in 2019
As public debts are increasing in many African countries, we see a new type of debt distress, where short-term commercial loans and bonds have replaced some of the long-term multi- and bilateral loans. This policy note highlights two topical questions: what lies behind increasing levels of debt in Africa, and what are the challenges when financing development projects through loans? Policy recommendations (in short): Debt transparency Better maturity matching Balance revenues and costs Prioritise investment projects and beware of white elephants Reject pro-cyclical fiscal...
The radical motherhood : Namibian women's independence struggle
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Soiri, Iina and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 1996
The study analyses why and how the Ovambo women in northern Namibia participated in the struggle which led to the independent Namibia. The study also examines the changes in women's lives caused by the arrival of Christianity, colonialism, the cash economy and modern values.
War in Mali : Background study and annotated bibliography. July 2012 - March 2013
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Lindberg, Emy and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation published in 2013
Not long ago, Mali was considered a beacon of stability and a model of democratic evolution in West Africa. The country then experienced a military coup in the capital in March 2012, followed by the usual post-coup volatility and uncertainty. In the immediate aftermath of the coup, armed insurgents swiftly took over half the country. It did not take long to dismantle a country that on the paper appeared to be functioning, stable and democratic. French troops intervened in the conflict in the north. Yet even if this intervention put a...
Labour, inequality and calls for representative police
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Forster-Towne, Claudia and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet published in 2013
African ideologies and party structure
Book; book; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Silveira, Onésimo and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala, Sweden published in 1969