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Africa: A Continent Self-Destructs

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Can Africa survive? Many of the nations of sub-Saharan African have all but ceased to exist as organized states: tyranny, diseases such as AIDS, civil war and ethnic conflict--and border invasions threaten the complete disintegration of a region. Peter Schwab offers a clear, authoritative portrait of a continent on the brink. Globalization and an accompanying level of economic health have passed over Africa. Added to these factors is a patronizing attitude from the West that change in Africa must take place within Western parameters, a UN that lacks any real power, and a US foreign policy in Africa that is unclear. Looking to South Africa as an example of successful Western support of an African nation, Schwab suggests that the US should use its leverage to help democrats into positions of power and then work with them under a framework dictated by the leaders themselves. It is only with a distinctly African approach to African problems that the survival of the continent can be assured.

Synopsis:

Schwab discusses how myriad sub-Saharan African states have all but ceased to exist as organized entities, with some spiralling into complete disintegration. He concludes with a discussion of whether Africa can survive this crisis situation and a consideration of the appropriate Western response.

Synopsis:

Many of the nations of sub-Saharan African have all but ceased to exist as organized states: tyranny, diseases such as AIDS, civil war and ethnic conflict--and border invasions threaten the complete disintegration of a region. Peter Schwab offers a clear, authoritative portrait of a continent on the brink.

Synopsis:

Can Africa survive? Many of the nations of sub-Saharan African have all but ceased to exist as organized states: tyranny, diseases such as AIDS, civil war and ethnic conflict--and border invasions threaten the complete disintegration of a region. Peter Schwab offers a clear, authoritative portrait of a continent on the brink. Globalization and an accompanying level of economic health have passed over Africa. Added to these factors is a patronizing attitude from the West that change in Africa must take place within Western parameters, a UN that lacks any real power, and a US foreign policy in Africa that is unclear. Looking to South Africa as an example of successful Western support of an African nation, Schwab suggests that the US should use its leverage to help democrats into positions of power and then work with them under a framework dictated by the leaders themselves. It is only with a distinctly African approach to African problems that the survival of the continent can be assured.

About the Author

Peter Schwab, an authority on human rights, has published extensively on the politics of Africa. He is Professor of Political Science at Purchase College, SUNY.

Table of Contents

The Slave Trade, Colonialism, and the Cold War * Civil Wars, Wars, and Political Collapse * Whither Human Rights? * African Poverty and the AIDS Crisis * Globalization and Africa * Will Africa Survive?

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403960535
Author:
Schwab, Peter
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Location:
Basingstoke
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
International
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Africa, central
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 17 (MS-17)
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.1 x 5.47 x 0.455 in

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"Synopsis" by , Schwab discusses how myriad sub-Saharan African states have all but ceased to exist as organized entities, with some spiralling into complete disintegration. He concludes with a discussion of whether Africa can survive this crisis situation and a consideration of the appropriate Western response.
"Synopsis" by ,
Many of the nations of sub-Saharan African have all but ceased to exist as organized states: tyranny, diseases such as AIDS, civil war and ethnic conflict--and border invasions threaten the complete disintegration of a region. Peter Schwab offers a clear, authoritative portrait of a continent on the brink.

"Synopsis" by ,
Can Africa survive? Many of the nations of sub-Saharan African have all but ceased to exist as organized states: tyranny, diseases such as AIDS, civil war and ethnic conflict--and border invasions threaten the complete disintegration of a region. Peter Schwab offers a clear, authoritative portrait of a continent on the brink. Globalization and an accompanying level of economic health have passed over Africa. Added to these factors is a patronizing attitude from the West that change in Africa must take place within Western parameters, a UN that lacks any real power, and a US foreign policy in Africa that is unclear. Looking to South Africa as an example of successful Western support of an African nation, Schwab suggests that the US should use its leverage to help democrats into positions of power and then work with them under a framework dictated by the leaders themselves. It is only with a distinctly African approach to African problems that the survival of the continent can be assured.

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