The study of African language pedagogy and use in the Diaspora was initiated in the 1960s as African countries attained independence from colonial powers. In the continent, the enthusiasm for the use of indigenous languages and scholarship has remained relatively moderate as scholars are conflicted in their loyalty to imperial languages. The attitude towards the use o
Free speech is increasingly recognised as a universal human value, even though its application differs in different jurisdictions. Free speech is however never absolute, even in jurisdictions like the USA, where the First and Fourteenth Amendments give it special protection. The main reason why free speech cannot be absolute is because it competes with other equally i
Technology Transfer from University to Industry provides a cogent analysis of university technology transfer in the Chinese National Innovation System (NIS). The book outlines the NIS approach, analyses the building-up of the Chinese NIS and discusses the role orientation of university in the NIS. It also discusses three institutional innovations – the Chinese v
Beyond the Primary Commodity Trap offers an alternative paradigm for analysing African development from the current “aid and aids” narrative.
Taking as its point of departure Africa’s failure to extricate itself from over dependence on raw materials and its seeming inability to industrialise, it offers an analysis of the political forces that
The Political Impact of the Sino-U.S. Oil Competition in Africa is an important contribution to the current discussions about the development and security implications of the US-Sino competition for oil in Africa’s petro-states. The book focuses on the impact of the growing role of China, on these countries’ acceptance of Western policies in general and th
Accounting is the discipline with the oldest historical culture, being the first to be recognized by humanity when Adam and Eve were made to account for what they did in paradise. It is also the only discipline that will come into play in the Hereafter, where everybody would be raised up as an accountant - to account for all they have done during their life time
Languages in contact often exchange segmental, lexical or phrasal items through the process known as ‘borrowing.’ The universal phenomenon usually entails phonological or syntactic reconstruction of linguistic items that are being ‘borrowed’ from a ‘donor’ language. This is rather significant in the inequitable history of contact be
Making Strategic Plans Work introduces an innovative and creative approach to understanding the theory and practice of strategic planning. Based on proverbs and folktales, the book provides detailed analyses of the stages of the strategic planning process - preparation, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. It also discusses the roles and responsibil
The Human Person, African Ubuntu and the Dialogue of Civilisations contributes to the ongoing discussions about the clash of civilisations, illustrating the potential of a dialogue based on the dignity of the human person.
The author invites the reader to an intellectual exploration, which is premised on the thesis that “a person is a person
Governance and Crisis of the State in Africa explores the problems and challenges of disruptive conflicts and conflict management in West Africa. Based on a robust analysis of a large stock of theoretical and empirical studies on the nature of the state in Africa and the incidents of state failure, fragmentation and collapse, the author argues that a major explanation