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Environmental and Economic Dilemmas of Developing Countries: Africa in the Twenty-First Century

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Edited By: VU James

272 pages, Figs, tabs.

Praeger Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #38419 | ISBN: 0275946665
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About this book

In this text, African scholars, policy-makers and environmental scientists focus on the declining resource base in developing countries on the African continent. The resource base includes renewable and non-renewable natural resources, as well as social, cultural and educational resources. While the 1992 Earth Summit did not satisfactorily address the underlying causes of underdevelopment, this volume offers new perspectives and paradigms from a forum of local experts. Subjects covered include environmental impact, technology transfer, human welfare, poverty and environmental degradation, population explosion, foreign investment, capital development, capital flight, economic crisis, political instability, declining nationalism, traditional leadership and the role of African women. West African, and particularly Nigerian, examples are frequently used.


Contents

Introduction: The Significance of Economic and Environmental Impact Studies in Africa's Development, Valentine U. James; Impact on the Environment; Environmental Impact Assessment of Aid-Assisted Projects in Africa - Problems and Prospects, Michael Burayidi; Third World Resource Base and Technology Transfer - Environmental Dilemmas of African Extractive Economy, Felix M. Edoho; The Conflicting Choice Between Environmental Quality, Development, and Human Welfare in Africa - Socioeconomic, Environmental, and Legal Aspects of Gas Flaring in Nigerian Oil Industry, Augustine A. Ikein and Akpezi Eleyae Ogbuigwe. Part 1 Population, Poverty, and Environment: The Link Between Poverty and Environmental Degradation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Victor Ukpolo; Population Explosion and Associated Environmental Problems in Nigeria, Donald E. Mbosowo. Part 2 Economic Impacts of Resource Decline: The Case of the Missing Refinery - Can Ghana Attract Foreign Investments to Integrate Its Aluminum Industry?, David A. Yamoah; Capital Flight from Sub-Saharan Africa - The Experiences of Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria, Akorlie A. Nyatepe-Coo; Economic Crisis in Nigeria - Educational Implications, James Etim. Part 3 Political Implications of Development Processes: Conservation and Political Decision-Making in Nigeria, Valentine U. James and Jonathan N. Nwomonoh; Political Instability and the Declining Nationalism in Nigeria, Donald E. Mbosowo; The Role of Traditional Leadership in Political Development - The Nigerian Case, Jonathan N. Nwomonoh. Part 4 Custodians of the Environment: The Role of African Women in Rural Development - the Nigerian Case, Jonathan N. Nwomonoh; The Socioeconomic Impact of European Reforms on Gender and Development in Africa, Augustine A. Ikein; Better Life Programme for Rural Women in a Developing Nation, A.O.I. Gabriel.

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