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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.

The Future of Africa - A New Order in Sight (Paperback): Jeffrey Herbst The Future of Africa - A New Order in Sight (Paperback)
Jeffrey Herbst
R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In an age of unprecedented world-wide prosperity, forty per cent of Africa's 600 million people exist on less than US $1 per day, and a third of its 53 states are affected by conflict.
The African Union (AU) is intended, in part, to mark a new beginning where Africans are more focused on the current issues they confront. In particular, the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) has been hailed by African leaders as an important new initiative in development that asks the Africans themselves to assume responsibility for fostering democracy, good governance, and conflict resolution.
Now is therefore an appropriate time to examine the prospects for African development and conflict resolution. Does NEPAD represent an approach that could at least provide some hope to ending Africa's poor economic performance and does it and the AU represent a new approach towards conflict resolution? Will NEPAD have a marked impact on the quality of political, economic and corporate governance in Africa? Or are NEPAD and the AU just two more grand proposals destined to die rather quickly?
This book provides a brief review of African development and security over the past three decades. It assesses the progress made by South Africa since 1994 and describes current Western approaches to Africa with a focus on how much opportunity these stances provide for countries south of the Sahara to develop comprehensive new ideas to address their problems. The book reviews NEPAD and the AU to gauge the potential of these initiatives to take advantage of Western policies and to address Africa's structural problems. It suggests what must be done for African countries to reverse their growth and security trajectories by asking if any African country will establish the prerequisites for sustained high-level growth.

States and Power in Africa - Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control - Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition):... States and Power in Africa - Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control - Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Jeffrey Herbst; Preface by Jeffrey Herbst
R672 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R111 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what occurred in Europe. In "States and Power in Africa," Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative perspective. Herbst's bold contention--that the conditions now facing African state-builders existed long before European penetration of the continent--is sure to provoke controversy, for it runs counter to the prevailing assumption that colonialism changed everything.

This revised edition includes a new preface in which the author links the enormous changes that have taken place in Africa over the past fifteen years to long-term state consolidation. The final chapter on policy prescriptions has also been revised to reflect the evolution of African and international responses to state failure.

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
R650 R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Save R45 (7%) 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.

The Politics of Reform in Ghana, 1982-1991 (Paperback): Jeffrey Herbst The Politics of Reform in Ghana, 1982-1991 (Paperback)
Jeffrey Herbst
R1,004 Discovery Miles 10 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Economic reform was the most pressing question for African and other Third World countries during the 1980s. In this first full-length examination of the political economy of adjustment in Ghana, Jeffrey Herbst describes the causes of Ghana's dramatic economic decline and reviews the politics of reform that began in 1983. Since Ghana was one of the first African countries to adopt a comprehensive reform program and the one that has sustained adjustment longest, the Ghanaian experience has profound ramifications for debates regarding stabilization and structural change across the continent. Herbst devotes special attention to the interaction between the type of government and the politics of adjustment, the reaction of interest groups such as urban labor and the peasantry, and the relationship between economic and political change. His extended field research and sophisticated knowledge of the issues involved, both from the economic and political science literature, make this study of importance not only to Africanists, political scientists, economists, and sociologists, but also to government and financial leaders wrestling with economic reform in developing countries. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1993.

States and Power in Africa - Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control - Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition):... States and Power in Africa - Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control - Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Jeffrey Herbst; Preface by Jeffrey Herbst
R1,940 R1,616 Discovery Miles 16 160 Save R324 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what occurred in Europe. In "States and Power in Africa," Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative perspective. Herbst's bold contention--that the conditions now facing African state-builders existed long before European penetration of the continent--is sure to provoke controversy, for it runs counter to the prevailing assumption that colonialism changed everything.

This revised edition includes a new preface in which the author links the enormous changes that have taken place in Africa over the past fifteen years to long-term state consolidation. The final chapter on policy prescriptions has also been revised to reflect the evolution of African and international responses to state failure.

The Price of Peace - Incentives and International Conflict Prevention (Paperback, New): David Cortright The Price of Peace - Incentives and International Conflict Prevention (Paperback, New)
David Cortright; Foreword by David A. Hamburg, Cyrus R. Vance Jr.; Contributions by Nicole Ball, Virginia I. Foran, …
R1,279 Discovery Miles 12 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Carrots and sticks have always been used in combination in diplomatic affairs, but scholars and policymakers have focused more on the sticks than the carrots. In this provocative study, policy-savvy scholars examine a wide range of cases-from North Korea to South Africa to El Salvador and Bosnia-to demonstrate the power of incentives to deter nuclear proliferation, prevent armed conflict, defend civil and human rights, and rebuild war-torn societies. The book addresses the 'moral hazard' of incentives, the danger that they can be construed as bribes, concessions, or appeasement. Incentives can take many forms-economic and political, as palpable as fuel oil and as intangible, yet powerful, as diplomatic recognition and 'constructive engagement.' The cases demonstrate that incentives can sometimes succeed when traditional methods-threats, sanctions, or force-fail or are too dangerous to apply.

State Politics in Zimbabwe (Hardcover): Jeffrey Herbst State Politics in Zimbabwe (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Herbst
R1,740 R1,323 Discovery Miles 13 230 Save R417 (24%) Out of stock

Because of its wide coverage and acute analysis of issues, institutions, and interest groups, "State Politics in Zimbabwe" provides the best single source for understanding the politics of post-independence Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Herbst avoids the grand generalizations that characterize so much theorizing about African politics. Instead, and despite the tendency to depict African politics in a deinstitutionalized setting, he poses a series of questions of interest to political scientists and policy makers which focus on state institutions and yield testable propositions about state autonomy and allocation processes: Under what circumstances are interest groups able to influence government decisions to allocate resources? When are institutions or leaders relatively immune to popular pressures? What factors determine which part of the state will prevail in allocation decisions? How do the structure and relative influence of state institutions affect allocation?
These general questions are addressed through seven specific case studies of decision-making in Zimbabwe which focus on: 1) the new black government's efforts to resettle black farmers on formerly white-owned land; 2) who received that land; 3) the setting of agricultural producer prices; 4) foreign investment policy; 5) the confrontation between the government and large mining transnationals; 6) the allocation of health care resources; and 7) the setting of wage levels.
Material from the case studies informs broader analyses of the politics of racial accommodation, the interplay of ideology and pragmatism, the role of the ruling party, and the leadership of Robert Mugabe.

International Law and Organization - Closing the Compliance Gap (Paperback): Edward C. Luck, Michael W. Doyle International Law and Organization - Closing the Compliance Gap (Paperback)
Edward C. Luck, Michael W. Doyle; Contributions by Wairama G. Baker, Katharina P. Coleman, Luc Cote, …
R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Out of stock

The last decade of the twentieth century was a heyday for the development of international norms and agreements. Non-state actors and states joined together in codifying new international standards in areas as diverse as arms control, war crimes, human rights violations, environmental protection, sustainable development, and trade. Following this surge, the twenty-first century opened with an abundance of international law but a dearth of international institutions for monitoring or implementing it. Thus compliance has become a major challenge of the early new millennium, and this volume addresses compliance issues from the most general and theoretical to the specifics of key case studies. From around the globe, the distinguished authors of these original essays tackle some of the most urgent challenges to international law today, ranging from child soldiers in Africa all the way up to American exceptionalism.

International Law and Organization - Closing the Compliance Gap (Hardcover, New): Edward C. Luck, Michael W. Doyle International Law and Organization - Closing the Compliance Gap (Hardcover, New)
Edward C. Luck, Michael W. Doyle; Contributions by Wairama G. Baker, Katharina P. Coleman, Luc Cote, …
R2,784 R2,621 Discovery Miles 26 210 Save R163 (6%) Out of stock

The last decade of the twentieth century was a heyday for the development of international norms and agreements. Non-state actors and states joined together in codifying new international standards in areas as diverse as arms control, war crimes, human rights violations, environmental protection, sustainable development, and trade. Following this surge, the twenty-first century opened with an abundance of international law but a dearth of international institutions for monitoring or implementing it. Thus compliance has become a major challenge of the early new millennium, and this volume addresses compliance issues from the most general and theoretical to the specifics of key case studies. From around the globe, the distinguished authors of these original essays tackle some of the most urgent challenges to international law today, ranging from child soldiers in Africa all the way up to American exceptionalism.

Learning From Somalia - The Lessons Of Armed Humanitarian Intervention (Hardcover): Walter S. Clarke, Jeffrey Herbst Learning From Somalia - The Lessons Of Armed Humanitarian Intervention (Hardcover)
Walter S. Clarke, Jeffrey Herbst
R2,993 Discovery Miles 29 930 Out of stock

The U.S.-led intervention in Somalia that began in December 1992 is the most significant instance to date of ?peacemaking? by the international community. The heady promise of Operation Restore Hope and the subsequent disappointments have had a resounding impact on the policies of Western governments and the UN as they have tried to cope with human

Learning From Somalia - The Lessons Of Armed Humanitarian Intervention (Paperback): Walter S. Clarke, Jeffrey Herbst Learning From Somalia - The Lessons Of Armed Humanitarian Intervention (Paperback)
Walter S. Clarke, Jeffrey Herbst
R875 R786 Discovery Miles 7 860 Save R89 (10%) Out of stock

The U.S.-led intervention in Somalia that began in December 1992 is the most significant instance to date of "peacemaking" by the international community. The heady promise of Operation Restore Hope and the subsequent disappointments have had a resounding impact on the policies of Western governments and the UN as they have tried to cope with humanitarian emergencies in Rwanda, Bosnia, and elsewhere. However, it is questionable how correct the lessons so quickly derived from the Somalia experience actually were. At the same time, many important organizational and operational innovations during the Somalia exercise have not received sufficient attention. Learning from Somalia is therefore critical if the international community is to respond better to tragedies that threaten millions of human lives.Contributors to this book, many of whom are policymakers who were either in Mogadishu or Washington during the relief missions, examine the intervention in Somalia and draw lessons for future peacekeeping operations. They analyze many aspects of peacemaking that are not well understood, including efforts to rebuild the police force, the dynamics of the economy, the relationship between the military and nongovernmental organizations, and the performance of European armies. The book also discusses international politics surrounding the crisis, especially the relationship between the United States and the UN and the legal justifications for intervention. The concluding chapters discuss the prospects for intervention efforts in light of the Somalia experience.

The Price of Peace - Incentives and International Conflict Prevention (Hardcover): David Cortright The Price of Peace - Incentives and International Conflict Prevention (Hardcover)
David Cortright; Foreword by David A. Hamburg, Cyrus R. Vance Jr.; Contributions by Nicole Ball, Virginia I. Foran, …
R2,813 R2,649 Discovery Miles 26 490 Save R164 (6%) Out of stock

Carrots and sticks have always been used in combination in diplomatic affairs, but scholars and policymakers have focused more on the sticks than the carrots. In this provocative study, policy-savvy scholars examine a wide range of cases-from North Korea to South Africa to El Salvador and Bosnia-to demonstrate the power of incentives to deter nuclear proliferation, prevent armed conflict, defend civil and human rights, and rebuild war-torn societies. The book addresses the 'moral hazard' of incentives, the danger that they can be construed as bribes, concessions, or appeasement. Incentives can take many forms-economic and political, as palpable as fuel oil and as intangible, yet powerful, as diplomatic recognition and 'constructive engagement.' The cases demonstrate that incentives can sometimes succeed when traditional methods-threats, sanctions, or force-fail or are too dangerous to apply.

The Future of Africa - A New Order in Sight (Hardcover): Jeffrey Herbst The Future of Africa - A New Order in Sight (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Herbst
R3,844 Discovery Miles 38 440 Out of stock

This book provides a review of recent development in Africa. It reviews NEPAD and the AU and suggests what must be done for African countries to reverse their growth and security trajectories by asking if any African country will establish the prerequisites for sustained high-level growth.

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
R585 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R108 (18%) 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.

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 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R41 (14%) Out of stock

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.

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