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Taking sides : clashing views on controversial African issues / selected, edited, and with introductions by William G. Moseley
Alternate Title Clashing views on controversial African issues
African issues
1st ed
Guilford, Conn. : McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, c2004
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  DT30.5 .T350 2004    AVAILABLE
Gift from P. Fossum, 2010
Subject Africa -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Africa -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Africa -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
Africa -- Civilization -- 21st century
Physical Description xxi, 390 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Is Africa a lost cause? -- Has the colonial experience negatively distorted contemporary African development patterns? -- Have structural adjustment policies been effective at promoting development in Africa? -- Are non-governmental organizations (NGOs) more effective at facilitating development than government agencies? -- Should developed countries provide debt relief to the poorest, indebted African nations? -- Will biotech solve Africa's food problems? -- Is food production in Africa incapable of keeping up with population growth? -- Are abundant mineral and energy resources a catalyst for African development? -- Are integrated conservation and development programs a potential solution to conflicts between parks and local people? -- Is sub-Saharan Africa experiencing a deforestation crisis? -- Should female genital cutting be accepted as a cultural practice? -- Should international drug companies provide HIV/AIDS drugs to Africa free of charge? -- Is "overpopulation" a major cause of poverty in Africa? -- Is sexual promiscuity a major reason for the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa? -- Is the use of European languages as the medium of instruction in African educational institutions more negative than positive? -- Are women in a position to challenge male power structures in Africa? -- Are multi-party democratic traditions taking hold in Africa? -- Is foreign assistance useful for fostering democracy in Africa? -- Are African governments inherently disposed to corruption? -- Are international peacekeeping missions critical to resolving ethnic conflicts in African countries?
Summary This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in African Studies. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading historians, political scientists, and economists, reflect a variety of viewpoints, and have been selected for their substance, liveliness and relevance. By requiring students to analyze opposing viewpoints and reach considered judgments, Taking Sides actively develops critical thinking skills
NOTE Gift from P. Fossum, 2010
Series Taking sides
Alternate Author Moseley, William G
Library donation, 2010

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