Human Rights and Development in Africa
Human Rights and Development in Africa focuses on the variety of typical and significant human rights issues that trouble the African continent. The first book to explore these issues in an interdisciplinary manner, its fourteen chapters provide domestic, regional, and international perspectives for assessing the situation. Among the topics given detailed attention are: practices in Southern Africa, women's rights, Islamic thought, the legal and historical background to the African Charter, the role of nongovernmental organizations in protecting African human rights, and the treatment of human rights and development issues in various North-South contexts. In addition, the editors provide a guide to library resources, a lengthy bibliography, the text and substantive assessment of the African Charter, and an integrative overview of major problems in defining and protecting rights in Africa.
Contributors to the volume are internationally-known specialists on African politics, human rights, and international political economy.
Claude E. Welch, Jr. is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Among his publications are Anatomy of Rebellion and Civilian Control of the Military: Theory and Cases from Developing Countries, both published by SUNY Press. Ronald I. Meltzer is Associate Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also the author of U. S. International Economic Policy in Action: Diversity of Decision Making.