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Weak and Failing States

Norrin M. Ripsman and T. V. Paul

in Globalization and the National Security State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393903
eISBN:
9780199776832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393903.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores a final category of states: weak, failing, and failed states. It focuses on the states in the sub-Saharan African region, based on a belief that the African continent contains ... More


Rural Women and Food Production in Sub‐Saharan Africa *

Ann Whitehead

in The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 1: Entitlement and Well-being

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286356
eISBN:
9780191718465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286356.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that many of the common beliefs about African women's role in food production are myths, and that there is nothing intrinsic to women that is attributable to sub-Saharan African ... More


Fertility and Resources: The Household as a Reproductive Unit 1

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The main part of this chapter discusses the household as a reproductive unit. It has nine sections: (1) income, fertility, and food – a discussion of the inverse relationship between fertility (and ... More


Trade preferences for Africa and the impact of Rules of Origin

Olivier Cadot, Antoni Estevadeordal, Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann, and Thierry Verdier

in The Origin of Goods: Rules of Origin in Regional Trade Agreements

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290482
eISBN:
9780191603471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290482.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter presents information on the utilization by the sub-Saharan African developing countries of EU, US, and Japanese trade preferences, and explores the reasons why rules of origin may ... More


Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability in Sub-Saharan Africa

Christopher B. Barrett and Joanna B. Upton

in Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679362
eISBN:
9780191758430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679362.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers the world’s highest rates of food insecurity, ultra-poverty, and conflict. These inter-related phenomena are all closely associated with the region’s long stagnation in ... More


The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Enoch Oladé Aboh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book examines the syntax of the Niger-Conger language family, which includes most of the languages of sub-Saharan Africa. The book's author, who is a native speaker of Gungbe — one of the ... More


Conclusion: The Case for Democratic Optimism

Andrew Reynolds

in Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This concluding chapter briefly makes a case for democratic optimism, showing that a clear pattern is emerging which suggests that contrary to the predictions of societal breakdown across sub-Saharan ... More


Public health in Africa

David Sanders, Ehi Igumbor, Uta Lehmann, Wilma Meeus, and Delanyo Dovlo

in Global Public Health: A New Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199236626
eISBN:
9780191724053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236626.003.008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter addresses public health issues relevant to sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It outlines the current health status in SSA in relation to progress towards achieving the Millennium Development ... More


Mapping Complex Social‐Natural Relationships: Cases from Mexico and Africa

Peter J. Taylor

in Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295099
eISBN:
9780191599262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829509X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Focuses on the levels of complexity underlying the construction of environmental issues and on the ways in which scientific techniques tend to simplify reality in an effort to control them. To ... More


The ILO and ‘Human Security’ of Sub-Saharan African Labour

Ben Chigara

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the International Labour Organization's (ILO) contribution to the recognition and promotion of the inherent dignity of sub-Saharan African labour. It argues that in the pursuit ... More


Maintaining and developing health systems to sustain HAART

Stephanie Nixon and Nina Veenstra

in A Decade of HAART: The Development and Global Impact of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199225859
eISBN:
9780191723834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225859.003.0027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on countries where the impact of HAART on health systems is likely to be most significant; the analysis targets countries with fragile health systems, high HIV prevalence, and ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume contains sixteen chapters which contain the text of lectures delivered at the British Academy in 2008–10. From romantic love in sub-Saharan Africa to the British industrial revolution, ... More


Future Fertility in High Fertility Countries

Regina Fuchs and Anne Goujon

in World Population and Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198703167
eISBN:
9780191772467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703167.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Chapter 4 presents and justifies a set of assumptions regarding the future of fertility in high-fertility countries based on an overview of fertility experiences in these countries, a review of ... More


Scope and Dimensions: The Case of Sahelian and Sub-Saharan African Migration to Europe

Gregory White

in Climate Change and Migration: Security and Borders in a Warming World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794829
eISBN:
9780199919284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794829.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the science associated with climate induced migration. Humans have always migrated in response to a complex array of stimuli and “forcings.” Despite the historical precedents, ... More


The Role of Religious Leaders

Robert A. Dowd

in Christianity, Islam, and Liberal Democracy: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190225216
eISBN:
9780190225230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225216.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents evidence from sub-Saharan Africa that reveals a correlation between religious diversity and educational attainment, and the extent to which Christian and Muslim religious ... More


Agricultural Neglect and Retarded Structural Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

Richard M. Auty and Haydn I. Furlonge

in The Rent Curse: Natural Resources, Policy Choice, and Economic Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198828860
eISBN:
9780191867330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828860.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Sub-Saharan Africa has followed a singular pattern of structural change that lags global trends and traps a large proportion of the workforce in low-productivity agriculture through a process of ... More


Fearing God, Not AIDS: Abstinence in Africa

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter follows the American evangelical sexual abstinence rhetoric to sub-Saharan Africa to explore the differences between the American and African cases. It shows that the abstinence message ... More


Foreign Direct Investment from China, India, and South Africa in sub‐Saharan Africa: A New or Old Phenomenon?

John Henley, Stefan Kratzsch, Mithat Külür, and Tamer Tandogan

in Southern Engines of Global Growth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580606
eISBN:
9780191723353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580606.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The burgeoning literature on outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) from emerging markets has largely focused on analysing the motives of investors as reported by parent companies. This chapter, ... More


Famines and Social Response

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is the first of four chapters dedicated to famines. It begins by emphasising the role of public intervention in avoiding famines and then elaborates on the advantages of thinking of famine ... More


Introduction

Andy McKay and Erik Thorbecke

in Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current and Emerging Issues

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198728450
eISBN:
9780191795343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728450.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter introduces the volume, giving first the context of the African Economic Research Consortium project in which these papers were prepared. International data is then used to discuss the ... More


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