Malawi

Economy, Society and Political Affairs

Edited by Matthias Rompel and Reimer Gronemeyer

Description

The first comprehensive study of contemporary Malawi, providing insight into the origins of its present poverty

Malawi is one of the poorest countries on the globe. Subsistence agriculture remains at the very heart of its social fabric, and also lies at the root of its tremendous poverty. Yet while Malawi is among the worst performers in terms of per capita income and infant mortality, it is also a surprising leader in other areas (such as freedom of the press), has enjoyed over fifty years of relative stability since independence, and still holds great potential for economic development.

Bringing together some of the leading experts on the country, this collection offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary Malawi, encompassing its economy, culture, and politics. An invaluable resource for scholars and development professionals alike, the book assesses the root causes of Malawi’s impoverishment, and also offers insight into how the country might break out of its development impasse.

Author Bio

Matthias Rompel is teaching Development Studies as Honorary Professor at Giessen University, Germany. He has been working as a development professional in Africa for the last 20 years. He is the Head of the Southern Africa Division of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the German governments international cooperation agency.

Reimer Gronemeyer is Professor of Sociology at Giessen University. He has researched and written on Africa for over forty years, and has worked as a consultant for agencies including GIZ and the Red Cross.

Table of Contents

INDEX 
TABLES AND FIGURES 
INTRODUCTION 
1 MALAWI FIVE DECADES AFTER INDEPENDENCE. FAILED STATE OR LATECOMER? 
2 MALAWI’S ROCKY WAY TOWARDS DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION 
3 THE MACROECONOMIC AND POLITICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ENDEMIC POVERTY IN MALAWI 
4 PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND ITS LINKAGES WITH THE BROADER GOVERNANCE REFORM AGENDA: THE SNAIL PACE OF REFORM 
5 RELIGION AND POLITICS IN MALAWI - A CRITICAL STOCK-TACKING 
6 MAIZE AND MALNUTRITION IN MALAWI: FOOD CRISIS, FARMERS KNOWLEDGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE 
7 AGRICULTURE, BIOFUELS AND STRATEGIES FOR FOOD SECURITY IN MALAWI 
8 TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN MALAWI – RANKINGS AND REALITIES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
VITA

Details

Publication Date: 29 October 2020
256 pages

Product ISBNs: Hardback: 9781786995865
eBook ePub: 9781786995896
eBook PDF: 9781786995889
eBook Kindle: 9781786995902

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