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IAD/CSP Book Series

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The IAD/Cambridge Scholars Publishing Book Series provides a forum for the publication of authored and edited volumes dealing with multi-disciplinary development issues relating to Africa. Initially established as a cooperative means of publishing IAD conference volumes, the book series has recently been expanded to offer solicited manuscripts from the academic community as well. IAD solicits manuscripts to be published in this new series. 

The overall objective is to publish books across a wide range of theoretical and practical legal, political, economic, and social development topics and to make creative contributions to development policy in Africa while also contributing to meaningful, contemporary studies of Africa and the world. Manuscripts are peer reviewed.

IAD/CSP has so far provided volumes on issues surrounding aid to Africa, challenges of agricultural education and training, gender and social change in Africa, transport and the Millennium Development Goals, the challenges of reconstructing failed and failing states, Africa's information challenge, the hydropolitics of Africa, and the contribution of remittances to Africa's finances.

The IAD/CSP Editorial Board oversees the assessment and selection of manuscripts for publication.

IAD solicits manuscripts to be published in the series.

When Courts Do Politics: Public Interest Law and Litigation in East Africa
When Courts Do Politics

J. Oloka-Onyango

Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2017


Using the phenomenon of public interest litigation (PIL) as the primary focus of analysis, this book explores the manner in which the judicial branch of government in the three East African states of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda has engaged with questions traditionally off-limits to adjudication and court-based resolution. It is rooted in an incisive investigation of the history of politics and governance in the sub-region, accompanied by an extensive repertoire of judicial decisions. It also provides a critical and informative account of the manner in which courts of law have engaged with State power in a bid to alternatively deliver or subvert justice to the socially marginalized and the politically victimized.

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IAD/CSP 2017, 380 pages, 978-1-4438-9122-6, 978-1-4438-9122-6

Growing Democracy in Africa: Elections, Accountable Governance, and Political Economy

Edited by Muna NDULO and Mamoudou GAZIBO

Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2016

What is the state of governance in sub-Saharan Africa? Is it possible to identify best practices and approaches to establishing political systems that promote accountability, transparency, peace, and civic space to all? These are the questions addressed in this book.

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Problems, Promises, and Paradoxes of Aid: Africa's Experience

Edited by Muna NDULO and Nicolas VAN DE WALLE

Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2014

This book is an anthology of essays contributing new scholarship to the contemporary aid discourse. It provides an interdisciplinary investigation of the role of aid in African development, compiling the work of historians, political scientists, legal scholars, and economists to examine where aid has failed and to offer new perspectives on how aid can be made more effective.

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Towards Impact and Resilience: Transformative Change in and through Agricultural Education and Training in sub-Saharan Africa

Edited by Frans SWANEPOEL, Zenda OFIR, and Aldo STROEBEL

Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2014

This book, consisting of 17 chapters, focuses on clarifying the challenges, issues, and priorities of Agricultural Education and Training (AET) in sub-Saharan Africa and provides suggestions for practical solutions that can help guide organisations interested in furthering AET for agricultural development on the continent. The book discusses the African context within which a transformed AET system needs to be located; analyses African and international experiences that are relevant to identified AET needs and challenges; dissects AET models that may hold important lessons; and addresses the main critical issues that will impact on AET in sub-Saharan Africa. 

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Failed and Failing States: The Challenges to African Reconstruction
Failed states

Edited by Muna NDULO and Margaret GRIECO

Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2010

State collapse is one of the major threats to peace, stability, and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa today. According to Professor I. William Zartman of John Hopkins University, in a collapsed state “the structure, authority (legitimate power), law and political order have fallen apart and must be reconstituted in some form, old or new.” Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali described a failed state as one characterized by “the collapse of state institutions, especially the police and judiciary, with resulting paralysis of governance, a breakdown of law and order, and general banditry and chaos.” A collapsed state can no longer perform its basic security and development functions and has no effective control over its territory and borders. The consequences include conflict, war—and refugees. The effects often spill over into neighboring states.

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Africa, Transport and the Millennium Development Goals: Achieving an Internationally Set Agenda

Edited by Margaret GRIECO, Muna NDULO, Deborah BRYCESON, Gina PORTER, and Talia McCRAY

Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2009

This volume—the product of an expert workshop held at Cornell University’s Institute for African Development in May, 2007—provides accounts of an array of African operational spaces in which transport is relevant to the Millennium Development Goals. It addresses many heretofore ignored dimesions of transport—mobility issues of the urban poor, of women and children, and issues of access to employment, education and health services. It provides an alignment of transport with the MDGs in what proves to be fertile ground for research with important messages for policy makers and consequences for policy.

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Power, Gender and Social Change in Africa
Power, Gender, and Social Change

Edited by Muna NDULO and Margaret GRIECO

Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2009

Gender plays a hugely significant and too often under-considered role in predicting how accessible resources such as education, wage-based employment, physical and mental health care, adequate nutrition and housing will be to an individual or community. The book contains chapters from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, including sociologists, economists, political scientists, scholars of law, anthropologists, historians and others. The work includes analysis of strategic gender initiatives, case studies, research, and policies as well as conceptual and theoretical pieces.

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Africa's Finances: The Contribution of Remittances

Edited by Raj BARDOUILLE, Muna NDULO, and Margaret GRIECO

Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2007

Globally, the volume of remittances to developing countries exceeds the development aid budgets. This volume explores the contribution of remittances to Afric'a finances and provides concrete guidelines as to how these may be expanded. It contains essays by the field leaders in this area which record, review and revise our knowledge base on Africa's remittance patterns. The advent of new information communication technologies can contribute to an expanded capture of remittances from the African diaspora, and in Africa new forms of money transfer which reflect this affordance are already take shape. The volume also examines other resources, such as skills, that the African diaspora remits in its patterns of contact with Africa. The volume, shaped out of a conference on remittances and the African diaspora held at the Institute for African Development at Cornell University, is a timely reminder of the substantial role to be played in Africa's development by Africans themselves. 

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The Hydropolitics of Africa: A Contemporary Challenge

Edited by Marcel KITISSOU, Muna NDULO, Mechthild NAGEL, and Margaret GRIECO

Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2007

The volume contains a variety of approaches to the study of the organization of water within Africa, ranging from technical essays on water-borne diseases through institutional analyses of the legal and political arrangements around the distribution of water to social policy analyses of the unmet demand for water amongst Africa’s poor. Taken as a whole, the volume provides the reader with a useful reference work on the contemporary hydropolitics of Africa whilst simultaneously providing a lively introduction to a critical and much neglected area of African development policy.

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Meeting the Information Challenge: The Experience of Africa
Information challenge Cover

Edited by Margaret GRIECO, Royal COLLE, and Muna NDULO

Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2006

Africa faces serious challenges in the world of globalisation. One of the most serious and basic of these challenges is that of information and communication technologies. Meeting the range of social, economic, and political goals in the contemporary world requires the meeting of the information challenge. This volume--primarily the product of a specialist meeting at Cornell University--provides both overview and detail on how this challenge can be and is being met.

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