The Political Economy of Poverty, Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Management: Building Bridges of Resilience, Entrepreneurship and Development in Africa's 21st Century by Munyaradzi MawereThe Political Economy of Poverty, Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Management: Building Bridges of Resilience, Entrepreneurship and Development in Africa's 21st Century by Munyaradzi Mawere

The Political Economy of Poverty, Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Management: Building Bridges of…

byMunyaradzi Mawere

Paperback | November 29, 2017

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Poverty remains a thorny and topical challenge and research topic to scholars and researchers on African development. Scholars in the Global North have since the Second World War sought to research poverty and underdevelopment in Africa, postulating what they think are the major causes of insipid and abject poverty in the continent, but with little or no success on how to solve the poverty enigma. Sadly, little research and homework have been done by scholars in context (in Africa) on why there seems to be more production rather than eradication of poverty and vulnerability in Africa and among Africans. This book is born out of the realisation for the need for both scholars on the ground and outside Africa to earnestly interrogate and reflect on the poverty situation that continues to haunt the people of Africa and rattle the conscience of the world at large. With contributors from across the continent and beyond, the volume offers a balanced and rigorous, multi-faceted analysis of Africa’s poverty and vulnerability from a rich tapestry of perspectives. The volume is handy to scholars and students in the fields of African and development studies, as well as to students of Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science and Policy Studies.

Munyaradzi Mawere is currently professor at Great Zimbabwe University. He is an author of more than 50 books and holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town.
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Title:The Political Economy of Poverty, Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Management: Building Bridges of…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:402 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.82 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.82 inPublished:November 29, 2017Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:995676311X

ISBN - 13:9789956763115

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Poverty and Vulnerability in Africa: Reversing the Losses and Capitulating on the Gain

Chapter 2 The Political Economy of Poverty and Vulnerability: How Africa can break the Cycle of Poverty to unlock its Underdevelopment Jam?

Chapter 3 Poverty and the Discourses about the Global North’s Playing of the Global South

Chapter 4 Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Rethinking Africa’s Socio-political Economy

Chapter 5 Resorting to Illegality: The Illicit Shangwe Cannabis Trade as an Anti-cotton Response to Agrarian Policy in Colonial Zimbabwe, c. 1962-1979

Chapter 6 Political Naivety, Corruption, and Poverty Promotion in Africa: Riding the ‘Poorest-ugliest French’ Bijuralism Horse from Cameroon to Canada via Britain

Chapter 7 Poverty and Environmental Degradation  on a Large Scale: The History of the Establishment, Operation and  Management of a Multinational Mining Enterprise at Mashava, 1903-2015

Chapter 8 Ethnographic Monitoring Through Phone-in Radio Programs: An Example from Ankore, Uganda

Chapter 9 Fighting Fellow Comrades in the Trenches of Poverty in Africa? Interrogating the Fees Must Fall  Movement at the University of Namibia and Universities in South Africa

Chapter 10 The Impoverished African and the Poverty of Colonially Inherited Education in Africa

Chapter 11 Children, Women, Development and Fundamental Human Rights in Some African Societies

Chapter 12 Community Engagement for Development and Poverty Alleviation  in Rural Zimbabwe:  A Case Study of Chikunguwo Community  Gardening in Bikita

Chapter 13 Seeing Beyond National Borders: Impoverished Visually-impaired Zimbabwean Beggars in  Johannesburg, South Africa

Chapter 14 Disasters, the Marginalised and Media Preparedness in Zimbabwe: Reflections on the Masvingo-based Community Media Organisations’ Coverage of the 2017 Cyclone Dineo Victims