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Global restructuring and land rights in Ghana : forest food chains, timber and rural livelihoods
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Amanor, Kojo Sebastian and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 1999
The report highlights the long history of commodification of land and labour in Ghana, linked to speculative activites and more recently to the activities of international capital, agribusiness, international agricultural centres and agencies of the state. It makes the case for a new land, agrarian and natural resource regime that prioritises domestic economic needs to provide security of livelihood to the generality of the people.
National identity and democracy in Africa
Conference proceedings (editor); conferenceObject; text, Created By Palmberg, Mai; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 1999
"This is not a contribution to nation-building. I hope it helps disrupt nation-building". These words by film-maker Zackie Ahmat gave a kick-start to the discussions at the international conference on "National Identity and Democracy" held at the University of the Western Cape 14-18 March 1997, and they also introduce the theme for the book with some of the best contributions to the conference. Ahmat's understanding of "nation-building" was the kind of cultural homogenisation ordered from above which has been the rule in many parts o...
Talking or fighting? : political evolution in Rwanda and Burundi, 1998-1999
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Reyntjens, Filip and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 1999
Just like in 1997, there is a great deal of continuity in the political revolution of Rwanda and Burundi, but its regional impact is felt even more, especially in the case of Rwanda. Although the civil war is still ravaging the country, in Burundi the search for a political solution is moving at a snail's pace, through the dual process of political partnership within the country and the Arusha negotiations. On the other hand, the regime in Rwanda continues to favour the military option, which, moreover, has met with some success ...
Credit, currencies and culture : African financial institutions in historical perspective
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Stiansen, Endre; Guyer, Jane I.; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 1999
A striking feature of African history is the volume of commerce and production that has been possible without the full panoply of credit, insurance, futures markets, stock companies, limited liability, and other legal and financial services that make up the formal sector of modern economies. This volume investigate institutional nexuses through which money has been managed in Africa. Together they present important perspectives that are needed to understand the present economic crisis on the continent.; CONTENTS -- Finance and Credit in Pre-Colonial Dahomey/Robin Law ...