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Africa's Development. Challenges Confronting Africa to Implement NEPAD

Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation 2013 109 Pages

Politics - International Politics - Region: Africa

Summary

Through this paper, Africa accelerates an African Agenda by embracing the philosophy of African Renaissance premised on the renewal and re-birth of Africa. This paper therefore focuses on a continent aspiring to engage in dialogue and forge a partnership with the rich Global North to implement the millennium developmental plan like NEPAD. The primary lesson from this paper is that the continent must ensure that it has the full support of 54 states and that continental plans cannot be implemented by a single country whose leadership is contested.

Africa’s challenges in implementing the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) have address fundamentals of the idea of NEPAD and its dependency underpinning. Some of these challenges include inter alia structural, endogenous and exogenous factors which continue to constrain Africa’s endeavours. So the argument is that Africa failed to implement or was initially destined to fail.

Deploying the dependency theory, the thesis delves deeper into Africa’s development trajectory to reflect that NEPAD, just like preceding developmental plans such as the Lagos Plan of Action (LPA), was destined to fail as long as there was no clear paradigm shift from the long standing and perpetual asymmetric donor-recipient relationship although NEPAD is espoused as a partnership but it is still steeped within weakened neo-colonial relations that are incommensurate with Africa’s developmental path.

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Pages
109
Year
2013
ISBN (eBook)
9783668532991
ISBN (Book)
9783668533004
File size
1.2 MB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v375635
Grade
Pass
Tags
Africa Development NEPAD New Partnership for Africa's Development Global North African Renaissance LPA Lagos Plan of Action colony

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