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About this book
Both Africa and the Middle East have sought alternatives to Western models of development. The last 25 years have seen political independence for the states of Africa and increased economic dependence on external aid. The Middle East, resource rich and water poor, continues economically robust but politically unstable. In both regions, widespread poverty continues as does the involvement of the West. Clearly illustrated with basic maps of the countries discussed, "The Changing Geography of Africa and the Middle East" presents a systematic review of 25 years of development - a guide to the physical, economic, social and political environments of contemporary Africa and the Middle East. This book should be of interest to introductory students in geography and development studies.
1. Introduction: Independence - Promise at the New Dawning Graham Chapman and Kathleen Baker 2. The Changing Geography of Southern Africa Deborah Potts 3. The Changing Geography of Central Africa Felicite Awassi Atsimadja 4. The Changing Geography of West Africa Kathleen Baker 5. The Changing Geography of East Africa Anthony O'Connor 6. The Changing Geography of North Africa: Development, Migration and the Demographic Time-Bomb George Joffe 7. The Changing Geography of the Lower Nile: Egypt and Sudan as Riparian States J. Anthony Allan 8. The Troubled Arab Middle East St. John B. Gould 9. The Non-Arab Middle East: Iran, Turkey and Israel Keith McLachlan 10. Conclusions: A Growing Sense of Urgency Graham Chapman and Kathleen Baker List of Contributors