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The Asian Aspiration - Why And How Africa Should Emulate Asia (Paperback): Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hailemariam Desalegn,... The Asian Aspiration - Why And How Africa Should Emulate Asia (Paperback)
Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hailemariam Desalegn, Emily van der Merwe
R320 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In 1960, the GDP per capita in South East Asian countries was nearly half of that of Africa. By 1986, the gap had closed and today the trend is reversed, with more than half of the world’s poorest now living in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Why has Asia developed while Africa lagged? The Asian Aspiration chronicles the untold stories of explosive growth and changing fortunes: the leaders, events and policy choices that lifted a billion people out of abject poverty within a single generation, the largest such shift in human history.

The relevance of Asia’s example comes as Africa is facing a population boom, which can either lead to crisis or prosperity; and as Asia is again transforming, this time out of low-cost manufacturing into high-tech, leaving a void that is Africa’s for the taking. But far from the determinism of ‘Africa Rising’, this book calls for unprecedented pragmatism in the pursuit of African success.

Democracy Works - Re-Wiring Politics To Africa's Advantage (Paperback): Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Jeffrey Herbst,... Democracy Works - Re-Wiring Politics To Africa's Advantage (Paperback)
Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Jeffrey Herbst, Tendai Biti
R290 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R50 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Democracy Works asks how we can learn to nurture, deepen and consolidate democracy in Africa. By analyzing transitions within and beyond the continent, the authors identify a 'democratic playbook' robust enough to withstand threats to free and fair elections. However, substantive democracy demands more than just regular polls. It is fundamentally about the inner workings of institutions, the rule of law, separation of powers, checks and balances, and leadership in government and civil society. It is also about values and the welfare and well-being of its citizens, and demands local leadership with a plan for the country beyond simply winning the popular vote.

This volume addresses the political, economic and extreme demographic challenges that Africa faces. It is intended as a resource for members of civil society and as a guide for all who seek to enjoy the political and development benefits of democracy in the world's poorest continent. Finally, it is for donors and external actors who have to face critical decisions--especially after ill-fated electoral interventions such as Kenya 2017--about the future of observer missions and aid promoting democracy and good governance.

Making Africa Work - A Handbook For Economic Success (Paperback): Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo, Dickie Davis Making Africa Work - A Handbook For Economic Success (Paperback)
Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo, Dickie Davis 1
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Sub-Saharan Africa faces three big challenges over the next generation. It will double its population to two billion by 2045. By then more than half of Africans will be living in cities. And this group of mostly young people will be connected through mobile devices.

Properly harnessed and planned for, these are positive forces for change. Without economic growth and jobs, they could prove a political and social catastrophe. Old systems of patronage and muddling through will no longer work.

Making Africa Work is a practical account of how to ensure growth beyond commodities, and to create jobs. It’s a handbook for dynamic leadership inside and outside the continent.

How South Africa Works - And Must Do Better (Paperback): Jeffrey Herbst, Greg Mills How South Africa Works - And Must Do Better (Paperback)
Jeffrey Herbst, Greg Mills 2
R290 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R50 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The overwhelming challenge that South Africa faces, and has to date failed to address, is unemployment, which falls especially on African youths who were promised a better future after 1994. If the unemployment challenge is not addressed, it will be impossible to sustainably lift many millions of people out of poverty.

How South Africa Works reviews the country’s major economic achievements over the past two decades. Through numerous interviews with politicians, business leaders and analysts, it examines the challenges and opportunities across key productive sectors – including agriculture, manufacturing, services and mining – illustrative of the policy challenges that leaders face. It scrutinises the social grant and education systems to understand if South Africa has established mechanisms for people not only to escape destitution but be ready to be employed, and identifies steps that some of South Africa’s most notable entrepreneurs have taken to build world-class enterprises.

Recognising the essential challenge to cultivate more employers to employ people, How South Africa Works concludes by offering an agenda and active steps for greater competitiveness for government, business and labour.

The Merry Gentleman (English, French, German, DVD): Michael Keaton, Kelly MacDonald, Tom Bastounes, Mike Bradecich, Bobby... The Merry Gentleman (English, French, German, DVD)
Michael Keaton, Kelly MacDonald, Tom Bastounes, Mike Bradecich, Bobby Cannavale, …
R30 Discovery Miles 300 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Directorial debut from actor Michael Keaton. Kate Frazier (Kelly MacDonald) is a woman on the run from her abusive husband, who accidently disrupts hitman Frank Logan (Michael Keaton) as he prepares to claim his next victim. The pair soon find unexpected solace in each other's company, blissfully unaware of the life that the other has left behind. As the film progresses, Frank's misdemeanours are exposed and Kate is questioned by jaded, alcoholic detective Dave Murcheson (Tom Bastounes) who takes a shine to her and forms the third party in a very unusual triangle between the three characters.

Why Africa is poor (Paperback, 2nd ed): Greg Mills Why Africa is poor (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Greg Mills
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Economic growth does not demand a secret formula. Good development examples now abound in East Asia and farther afield in others parts of Asia, and in Central America. But why then has Africa failed to realise its potential in half a century of independence? This book shows that African poverty is not because the world has denied the continent the market and financial means to compete: far from it. It has not been because of aid per se. Nor is African poverty solely a consequence of poor infrastructure or trade access, or because the necessary development and technical expertise is unavailable internationally. Why then has the continent lagged behind other developing areas when its people work hard and the continent is blessed with abundant natural resources?

Democracy Works - Re-Wiring Politics to Africa's Advantage (Paperback): Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Tendai Biti,... Democracy Works - Re-Wiring Politics to Africa's Advantage (Paperback)
Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Tendai Biti, Jeffrey Herbst
R695 R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Save R81 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Democracy Works asks how we can learn to nurture, deepen and consolidate democracy in Africa. By analysing transitions within and beyond the continent, the authors identify a 'democratic playbook' robust enough to withstand threats to free and fair elections. However, substantive democracy demands more than just regular polls. It is fundamentally about the inner workings of institutions, the rule of law, separation of powers, checks and balances, and leadership in government and civil society. It is also about values and the welfare and well-being of its citizens, and demands local leadership with a plan for the country beyond simply winning the popular vote. This volume addresses the political, economic and extreme demographic challenges that Africa faces. It is intended as a resource for members of civil society and as a guide for all who seek to enjoy the political and development benefits of democracy in the world's poorest continent. Finally, it is for donors and external actors who have to face critical decisions--especially after ill-fated electoral interventions such as Kenya 2017--about the future of observer missions and aid promoting democracy and good governance.

Security Intersection - The Paradox of Power in an Age of Terror (Paperback): Greg Mills Security Intersection - The Paradox of Power in an Age of Terror (Paperback)
Greg Mills
R264 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R46 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The rising influence of non-state actors in the management of international relations reflects both the increasing importance of economic affairs in a rapidly integrating and financially interdependent world, and the emergence of so-called 'new issues' that have to be factored into any foreign policy: the promotion of human rights and democracy, humanitarian concerns, drug abuse and trafficking, the spread of contagious diseases including HIV/AIDS, transnational crime, the safeguarding of the environment, poverty, the combating of terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, illegal weapons trafficking, and issues surrounding gender equality. ""Security Intersection"" offers an analysis of the policy options we might employ in providing and managing local, regional and global security, and examines the security issues involved in nation-building (especially with regard to Iraq, but also concerning intervention elsewhere) and security issues with regard to terrorism.

A Great Perhaps? - Colombia: Conflict and Convergence (Hardcover): Dickie Davis, David Kilcullen, Greg Mills, David Spencer A Great Perhaps? - Colombia: Conflict and Convergence (Hardcover)
Dickie Davis, David Kilcullen, Greg Mills, David Spencer
R1,091 R935 Discovery Miles 9 350 Save R156 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

No country has managed as rapid and positive a turnaround in governance and security conditions this century than Colombia. In 1999, rebels of the FARC and ELN were, literally, at the gates of Bogota, Colombian known more for rapacious corruption, weak government, drug smuggling and criminality, a country synonymous with the antics of Pablo Escobar. Fifteen years later the guerrillas and the government are at the peace table in Havana, the economy has been a top performer in Latin America, and drugs are no longer the pervasive scourge they once were. To date, however, there has been no comprehensive examination of the different elements employed by government to combat the guerrillas, to win local and international political and military support, extend government authority to the 75 percent of the countryside where it was seldom felt, and to turn the Colombian economy into a success resembling the high-growth examples of Southeast Asia. How the Colombians did all of this is the subject of this book by four international specialists with untrammelled policy and practical expertise in counter-insurgency campaigns in Colombia and elsewhere, bringing a unique comparative perspective. Based on field-work in Colombia's regions, the study provides a history to the conflict, compares it to other historical and contemporary case-studies, examines the war from the perspective of the government and the guerrilla, delves into the development of special Colombian capabilities notably in intelligence and the use of airpower and special forces, and explains the economic dimension in terms both of historical exclusion and ongoing attempts at growth and inclusion. Finally, it concludes with an assessment on the country's prospects: can the combination of improved security, a flourishing economy and the peace process offer an opportunity to finally translate Colombia from, in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's words, 'a great perhaps' into something more permanent?

Why States Recover - Changing Walking Societies into Winning Nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (Paperback): Greg Mills Why States Recover - Changing Walking Societies into Winning Nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (Paperback)
Greg Mills
R581 R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Save R56 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

State failure takes many forms. Somalia offers one extreme. A collapse of central authority as the outcome of a prolonged civil war, where authority descends into competing factions - warlords - around the spoils of local commerce, power and international aid. At the other end of the scale is Malawi under President Bingu. During his abbreviated second term in office, the country's economy collapsed as a result of poor policies and personalised politics. On the surface, save the petrol queues, it was stable; underneath, the polity was fractured and the economy broken. Between these two extremes of state failure are all manner of examples. This book uses field-work based case-studies of more than thirty countries, incorporating interviews with a dozen leaders, to disaggregate various state failures and identify instances of recovery - from Latin America, Asia and Africa, including Afghanistan, Congo, Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Somalia and Somaliland, Venezuela and Zimbabwe - while focusing on a key question: How do countries recover and what roles are there for insiders and outsiders?

Making Africa Work - A Handbook (Paperback): Greg Mills, Dickie Davis Making Africa Work - A Handbook (Paperback)
Greg Mills, Dickie Davis
R482 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R41 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sub-Saharan Africa faces three big inter-related challenges over the next generation. It will double its population to two billion by 2045. By then more than half of Africans will be living in cities. And this group of mostly young people will be connected with each other and the world through mobile devices. Properly harnessed and planned for, this is a tremendously positive force for change. Without economic growth and jobs, it could prove a political and social catastrophe. Old systems of patronage and of muddling through will no longer work because of these population increases. Instead, if leaders want to continue in power, they will have to promote economic growth in a more dynamic manner. Making Africa Work is a first-hand account and handbook of how to ensure growth beyond commodities and create jobs in the continent.

dreamotion - photography (Paperback): Greg Mills dreamotion - photography (Paperback)
Greg Mills
R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A unique book of graphics and photography utilizing the areas of the silicon valley, california Greg Mills is a Freelance Photographer / Publisher with 25 years experience and this Book Of Photographs shows.

War and Peace in Southern Africa - Crime, Drugs, Armies, Trade (Hardcover): Robert I Rotberg, Greg Mills War and Peace in Southern Africa - Crime, Drugs, Armies, Trade (Hardcover)
Robert I Rotberg, Greg Mills
R1,180 R1,069 Discovery Miles 10 690 Save R111 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The new South Africa, as well as the surrounding southern region, is finally free of apartheid and colonial rule. Civil wars have ended; democracy is everywhere. Economically, South Africa and the region are beginning to grow more rapidly than ever before. But serious impediments to sustainable growth and effective participatory government remain. President Nelson Mandela's African National Congress won a strong victory in South Africa's 1994 elections and has governed with skill and ambition ever since. Nevertheless, crime rates have soared, as have the number of illegal and conventional small arms, car hijackings, trade in drugs, illegal immigrants, and all manner of attacks on the political and social stability of the state. This book puts these serious societal problems in perspective and provides fresh answers and recommendations. The book includes chapters on crime rates and criminal syndicates, the proliferation of conventional arms, illegal populations movements, drug trafficking, the South African army, and a concluding chapter on African armies and regional peacekeeping. The contributors are Jacklyn Cock, University of the Witwatersrand; Robert Gelbard, Assistant Secretary of State for Drug Enforcement and Legal Affairs; Jeffrey Herbst, Princeton University; Mark Malan, Mark Shaw, and Hussein Solomon, Institute for Security Studies; Katherine Marshall, the World Bank; Steven Metz, U.S. Army War College; Greg Mills and Glenn Oosthuysen, South African Institute of International Affairs; C.J.D. Venter, South African Police Service; and Joan Wardrop, Curtin University, Australia. Copublished with the World Peace Foundation

From Africa to Afghanistan - With Richards and NATO to Kabul (Paperback): Greg Mills From Africa to Afghanistan - With Richards and NATO to Kabul (Paperback)
Greg Mills; Foreword by Rory Stewart
R1,055 R963 Discovery Miles 9 630 Save R92 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"From Africa to Afghanistan" details Greg Mills' four months as special adviser to the Commander of the Ninth International Security Assistance Force (ISAF IX) in Afghanistan to help establish and run a civilian think-tank, the Prism Group, within the headquarters in Kabul. It highlights the difficulty of rebuilding a failed state through external assistance, a lesson which translates across borders and continents to Africa and elsewhere. Mills, the "adventurer-academic" and "soldier-analyst," has managed to write a book that is entertaining, informative and thought-provoking all at the same time.

"Greg Mills" heads the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation. An associate research fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies, he previously (1996-2005) directed the South African Institute of International Affairs. He is the author of more than thirty books, including "Security Intersection" and the award-winning "Wired Model," and has twice been nominated for the Alan Paton award.

War and Peace in Southern Africa - Crime, Drugs, Armies, Trade (Paperback): Robert I Rotberg, Greg Mills War and Peace in Southern Africa - Crime, Drugs, Armies, Trade (Paperback)
Robert I Rotberg, Greg Mills
R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The new South Africa, as well as the surrounding southern region, is finally free of apartheid and colonial rule. Civil wars have ended; democracy is everywhere. Economically, South Africa and the region are beginning to grow more rapidly than ever before. But serious impediments to sustainable growth and effective participatory government remain. President Nelson Mandela's African National Congress won a strong victory in South Africa's 1994 elections and has governed with skill and ambition ever since. Nevertheless, crime rates have soared, as have the number of illegal and conventional small arms, car hijackings, trade in drugs, illegal immigrants, and all manner of attacks on the political and social stability of the state. This book puts these serious societal problems in perspective and provides fresh answers and recommendations. The book includes chapters on crime rates and criminal syndicates, the proliferation of conventional arms, illegal populations movements, drug trafficking, the South African army, and a concluding chapter on African armies and regional peacekeeping. The contributors are Jacklyn Cock, University of the Witwatersrand; Robert Gelbard, Assistant Secretary of State for Drug Enforcement and Legal Affairs; Jeffrey Herbst, Princeton University; Mark Malan, Mark Shaw, and Hussein Solomon, Institute for Security Studies; Katherine Marshall, the World Bank; Steven Metz, U.S. Army War College; Greg Mills and Glenn Oosthuysen, South African Institute of International Affairs; C.J.D. Venter, South African Police Service; and Joan Wardrop, Curtin University, Australia. Copublished with the World Peace Foundation

The Asian Aspiration - Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia--and What It Should Avoid (Paperback): Greg Mills, Olusegun... The Asian Aspiration - Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia--and What It Should Avoid (Paperback)
Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hailemariam Desalegn, Emily van der Merwe
R957 Discovery Miles 9 570 Out of stock

In 1960, the GDP per capita of Southeast Asian countries was nearly half of that of Africa. By 1986 the gap had closed and today the trend is reversed, with more than half of the world's poorest now living in sub Saharan Africa. Why has Asia developed while Africa lagged? The Asian Aspiration chronicles the stories of explosive growth and changing fortunes: the leaders, events and policy choices that lifted a billion people out of abject poverty within a single generation, the largest such shift in human history. The relevance of Asia's example comes as Africa is facing a population boom, which can either lead to crisis or prosperity, and as Asia is again transforming, this time out of low-cost manufacturing into hi-tech, leaving a void that is Africa's for the taking. Far from the optimistic determinism of 'Africa Rising', this book calls for unprecedented pragmatism in the pursuit of African success.

On the Faultline - Managing Tensions and Divisions within Societies (Paperback): Jeffrey Herbst On the Faultline - Managing Tensions and Divisions within Societies (Paperback)
Jeffrey Herbst; Edited by Terence McNamee, Greg Mills
R629 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R130 (21%) Out of stock

Societies in all countries are split by major divisions - or 'faultlines' - caused by differences in race, religion, ethnicity, wealth, class or power. Like geological faultlines, some are plainly evident, whereas others are more concealed and can erupt with little warning. Violence along faultlines within states, from Sudan to Iraq to the Congo, is the spark of much contemporary conflict. It has cost millions of lives in the past twenty years alone. In extreme cases, this violence threatens to tear states apart. Yet some countries such as Canada, South Africa and Northern Ireland, have largely succeeded in managing their faultlines. On the Faultline is based on a unique year-long project by some of the world's leading experts to examine the nature of conflict around these divisions. In a world facing acute environmental, migration and resource challenges that can only exacerbate differences, it is an essential guide to understanding a phenomenon that all countries must grapple with in the 21st century.

Africa's third liberation (Paperback): Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst Africa's third liberation (Paperback)
Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst
R190 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R38 (20%) Out of stock

Africa has experienced two liberations: the first from colonial and racist regimes, and the second from the autocrats who often followed foreign rule. African countries now have the potential to undertake a third liberation - from political economies characterised by graft, crony capitalism, rentseeking, elitism and social inequality. This third liberation will open up the economic space in which business can compete - a necessary condition for expanding employment. During the 2000s, the continent had its best growth decade on record since independence. High commodity prices offer a launch pad for sustained growth and employment creation. Now is the moment for African countries to act. This book asks how Africa's political leaders and interest groups can promote economic growth in their countries. Drawing on studies of countries outside Africa, Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills identify the factors separating the performers from the laggards worldwide. Aside from the need to create an enabling environment for business through good governance, provision of infrastructure, and improvements in education, most critical is the need for a laser-like development focus by governments. In Africa's Third Liberation, Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills show why a new African political debate is necessary to make progress in accelerating growth and creating jobs.

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