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Title:
Africa : opposing viewpoints
Author:
Dudley, William, 1964-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
212 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
What economic development strategies are best for Africa? -- What policies can best foster peace in Africa? -- What is the state of human rights in Africa? -- How should Africa's wildlife be managed?
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ISBN:
9780737701197

9780737701180
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Political leaders, scholars, foreign policy and development experts, and human rights activists are among those featured in this anthology that examines important contemporary issues facing Africa.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 9^-12. Whether the issue is human rights in Africa or religion in the Middle East, these two collections in the Opposing Viewpoints series draw together articles by contemporary journalists, politicians, and observers from many sides. The history itself is subject to debate, though the main focus here is on what's happening now and what to do about it. The arguments are intense; only those with no commitment will find it easy to be open-minded. In addition to human rights issues, Africa also looks at some strategies for economic development (including the controversial role of the World Bank), how wildlife should be managed, and what policies can best foster peace. Middle East debates the causes of conflict in the area, the role of religion, how to advance peace, and what role the U.S. should play (e.g., President Clinton justifies military strikes on Iraq; Bob Herbert argues against strikes). There are lists of organizations to contact and bibliographies of books and periodicals. --Hazel Rochman


Booklist Review

Gr. 9^-12. Whether the issue is human rights in Africa or religion in the Middle East, these two collections in the Opposing Viewpoints series draw together articles by contemporary journalists, politicians, and observers from many sides. The history itself is subject to debate, though the main focus here is on what's happening now and what to do about it. The arguments are intense; only those with no commitment will find it easy to be open-minded. In addition to human rights issues, Africa also looks at some strategies for economic development (including the controversial role of the World Bank), how wildlife should be managed, and what policies can best foster peace. Middle East debates the causes of conflict in the area, the role of religion, how to advance peace, and what role the U.S. should play (e.g., President Clinton justifies military strikes on Iraq; Bob Herbert argues against strikes). There are lists of organizations to contact and bibliographies of books and periodicals. --Hazel Rochman


Table of Contents

Alassane D. OuattaraChen ChimutengwendeEvangelos A. CalamitsisDennis BrutusGeorge E. MooseIsaias AfwerkiVeronica BrandJack BoormanAmadu SesayIkaweba BuntingVincent D. Kern IIScott NathansonLeo J. DeSouzaAlain DestexheDavid F. GordonKeith B. RichburgAnthony LewisNewton KanhemaIan PlayerHenri NsanjamaDavid BarritAbdul ShareefWendy MarstonAlassane D. OuattaraChen ChimutengwendeEvangelos A. CalamitsisDennis BrutusGeorge E. MooseIsaias AfwerkiVeronica BrandJack BoormanAmadu SesayIkaweba BuntingVincent D. Kern IIScott NathansonLeo J. DeSouzaAlain DestexheDavid F. GordonKeith B. RichburgAnthony LewisNewton KanhemaIan PlayerHenri NsanjamaDavid BarritAbdul ShareefWendy Marston
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 9
Introductionp. 12
Chapter 1 What Economic Development Strategies Are Best for Africa?
Chapter Prefacep. 16
1. Africa Should Integrate Within the Global Economyp. 17
2. Africa Should Resist Foreign Economic Exploitationp. 28
3. Africa Should Embrace the Prescriptions of the World Bank and IMFp. 38
4. Africa Should Reject the Prescriptions of the World Bank and IMFp. 47
5. Foreign Aid Promotes African Developmentp. 52
6. Foreign Aid Hinders African Developmentp. 58
7. Africa Needs Greater Debt Relief from Foreign Creditorsp. 63
8. Africa Has Sufficient Debt Reliefp. 67
Periodical Bibliographyp. 71
Chapter 2 What Policies Can Best Foster Peace in Africa?
Chapter Prefacep. 73
1. The Organization of African Unity Can Reduce Conflictp. 74
2. Abolishing Nation-States Can Reduce Conflictp. 83
3. U.S. Military Assistance to African Armies Can Improve Peacekeepingp. 90
4. U.S. Military Assistance to African Armies Is Harmfulp. 94
5. War-Crimes Tribunals Might Prolong Violence in Rwandap. 98
6. War-Crimes Tribunals Must Punish Those Responsible for Genocide in Rwandap. 106
Periodical Bibliographyp. 116
Chapter 3 What Is the State of Human Rights in Africa?
Chapter Prefacep. 118
1. Africa Is Moving Toward Democracyp. 119
2. Africa's Rulers Do Not Support Democracyp. 130
3. South Africa's Post-Apartheid Government Protects Human Rightsp. 137
4. South Africa's Post-Apartheid Government Does Not Protect Human Rightsp. 148
Periodical Bibliographyp. 155
Chapter 4 How Should Africa's Wildlife Be Managed?
Chapter Prefacep. 157
1. Africa's Wilderness Must Be Preservedp. 158
2. Africa's Wilderness Should Be Commercially Utilized to Benefit Local Communitiesp. 163
3. Commercial Hunting of Wildlife Can Be Beneficialp. 169
4. Commercial Hunting of Wildlife Is Not Beneficialp. 174
5. The Ban on Ivory Trade Is Necessary to Protect Elephantsp. 178
6. The Ban on International Ivory Trade Has Harmful Consequencesp. 184
Periodical Bibliographyp. 190
For Further Discussionp. 191
Chronology of Eventsp. 193
Organizations to Contactp. 201
Bibliography of Booksp. 204
Indexp. 206
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 9
Introductionp. 12
Chapter 1 What Economic Development Strategies Are Best for Africa?
Chapter Prefacep. 16
1. Africa Should Integrate Within the Global Economyp. 17
2. Africa Should Resist Foreign Economic Exploitationp. 28
3. Africa Should Embrace the Prescriptions of the World Bank and IMFp. 38
4. Africa Should Reject the Prescriptions of the World Bank and IMFp. 47
5. Foreign Aid Promotes African Developmentp. 52
6. Foreign Aid Hinders African Developmentp. 58
7. Africa Needs Greater Debt Relief from Foreign Creditorsp. 63
8. Africa Has Sufficient Debt Reliefp. 67
Periodical Bibliographyp. 71
Chapter 2 What Policies Can Best Foster Peace in Africa?
Chapter Prefacep. 73
1. The Organization of African Unity Can Reduce Conflictp. 74
2. Abolishing Nation-States Can Reduce Conflictp. 83
3. U.S. Military Assistance to African Armies Can Improve Peacekeepingp. 90
4. U.S. Military Assistance to African Armies Is Harmfulp. 94
5. War-Crimes Tribunals Might Prolong Violence in Rwandap. 98
6. War-Crimes Tribunals Must Punish Those Responsible for Genocide in Rwandap. 106
Periodical Bibliographyp. 116
Chapter 3 What Is the State of Human Rights in Africa?
Chapter Prefacep. 118
1. Africa Is Moving Toward Democracyp. 119
2. Africa's Rulers Do Not Support Democracyp. 130
3. South Africa's Post-Apartheid Government Protects Human Rightsp. 137
4. South Africa's Post-Apartheid Government Does Not Protect Human Rightsp. 148
Periodical Bibliographyp. 155
Chapter 4 How Should Africa's Wildlife Be Managed?
Chapter Prefacep. 157
1. Africa's Wilderness Must Be Preservedp. 158
2. Africa's Wilderness Should Be Commercially Utilized to Benefit Local Communitiesp. 163
3. Commercial Hunting of Wildlife Can Be Beneficialp. 169
4. Commercial Hunting of Wildlife Is Not Beneficialp. 174
5. The Ban on Ivory Trade Is Necessary to Protect Elephantsp. 178
6. The Ban on International Ivory Trade Has Harmful Consequencesp. 184
Periodical Bibliographyp. 190
For Further Discussionp. 191
Chronology of Eventsp. 193
Organizations to Contactp. 201
Bibliography of Booksp. 204
Indexp. 206