African Renaissance in the Millennium frames a critical debate for the essential and necessary transformation of Africa in this epoch. E. Ike Udogu highlights how the political, social, and economic development enterprises are to be vigorously pursued in order to advance the continent's renewal. Bringing into focus the discourses that are significant to move the continent forward, the author provides possible strategies that might lead to peaceful coexistence, development, and generation of wealth for the area's recovery. After several decades of policy missteps, inadequate government, ethnic and religious conflicts, and civil war, Africa is in need of this resurgence.African Renaissance in the Millennium is a book appropriate to all levels of students and researchers with an interest in Africa's future.
Emmanuel Ike Udogu is professor of political science at Appalachian State University.
Chapter 1 General Introduction Chapter 2 From Past to Present: A Concise Overview of Political and Economic Development Chapter 3 Transition to and Consolidation of Democracy: Which Way Forward? Chapter 4 Ethnic Conflict and Politics: The Economic and Social Implications for Africa's Rebirth Chapter 5 Underdevelopment and the Immigration of African Intelligentsia: What is to be done? Chapter 6 Conclusion: The State, Civil Society and the Development Enterprise Chapter 7 Appendix A: The African Renaissance, South Africa and the World. South Africa Deputy President Thabo Mbeki Speaks at the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan, April 9, 1998. Chapter 8 Appendix B: USA-African Dialogue Series, Nigeria: Corruption and Democracy Remarks made at the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Quarterly Seminar/Colloquium, University of Ibadan, on January 31, 2007. Delivered by Nuhu Ribadu, Executive Chairm