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dc.contributor.authorCilliers, Jakkie
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.submitted2021-04-20T12:47:55Z
dc.identifierONIX_20210420_9783030465902_24
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/48231
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/67957
dc.description.abstractThis open access textbook offers a critical introduction to human and economic development prospects in Africa revolving around three questions: where is Africa today, what explains the current state, and, given historical trends and what we know about the world, where do we think the continent will be in 2040? And, a final question: what can we do to create a better tomorrow? It models ambitious progress in health, demographics, agriculture, education, industrialization, technological leapfrogging, increased trade, greater stability, better governance and external support. The book reviews the future of work/jobs, poverty and the impact of climate change. A combined Closing the Gap scenario presents a forecast of what could be possible by 2040. Each chapter suggests which policies might accelerate prospects for each sector. Written in an accessible style, and supported by a range of pedagogical features, this textbook introduces undergraduate and graduate students to the contemporary human and economic development prospects in Africa.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTF Development studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCP Political economy
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JP Politics and governmenten_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::G Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTP Development studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::K Economics, Finance, Business and Management::KC Economics::KCP Political economyen_US
dc.subject.otherAfrican Politics
dc.subject.otherDevelopment Studies
dc.subject.otherPolitical Economy/Economic Systems
dc.subject.otherPolitical Economy and Economic Systems
dc.subject.otherAfrica
dc.subject.otherdemographics
dc.subject.otherpopulation
dc.subject.otherdevelopment
dc.subject.otherdevelopment in Africa
dc.subject.otherAfrican Union
dc.subject.otherChina
dc.subject.otherpolitical economy in Africa
dc.subject.otherOpen access
dc.subject.otherPolitics & government
dc.subject.otherPolitical economy
dc.titleThe Future of Africa
dc.title.alternativeChallenges and Opportunities
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-030-46590-2
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy9fa3421d-f917-4153-b9ab-fc337c396b5a
oapen.relation.isFundedByc12401f3-078b-41f3-ba03-2b9ac107352e
oapen.relation.isbn9783030465902
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan
oapen.pages421
oapen.grant.number[grantnumber unknown]
dc.relationisFundedByc12401f3-078b-41f3-ba03-2b9ac107352e


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