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Despite all the talk about African renaissance, much of the continent is plagued by poverty and instability. To break out of that cycle, the guardians of African heritage (the old independence freedom fighters turned political leaders and their successors) and much of Afrocentric literature rightly promote African ideas and solutions for African problems. While the idea in itself is noble, the danger is for Africa to close itself off and ignore �outside� technical and intellectual innovations that it desperately needs to advance further. Africa through Structuration Theory - ntu joins the discourse by attempting to restore intellectual freedom and convincingly defends structuration theory not only as the way forward for Africa but also as a legitimate African concept. It is innovative, refreshing and deserves to be heard across the world and appreciated especially by African graduates, current and future leaders of various African institutions or businesses, non-Africans who might hesitate to refer to such a theory when trying to understand and deal with African problems and the wider public who constitute the audience for this book.

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Date de parution 16 juin 2015
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EAN13 9789956762040
Langue English

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AFRICA THROUGH STRUCTURATION THEORY – AFRICA HR UGH STRUCTURATION THEORY –ntu
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Jean Pierre Elonga Mboyo
Jean Pierre Elonga Mboyo
Africa Through Structuration Theory –ntu Jean Pierre Elonga Mboyo L a ng a a R esea rch & P u blishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda
Publisher:LangaaRPCIG Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.comwww.langaa-rpcig.net Distributed in and outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookscollective.com ISBN: 9956-762-96-2 ©Jean Pierre Elonga Mboyo 2015All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical or electronic, including photocopying and recording, or be stored in any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher. DISCLAIMER All views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Langaa RPCIG.
Acknowledgement Some people set out to write a book. You can tell as you read the first chapter and come across the ‘hindsight’ reference in the last chapter that this book project formed as my writing developed. Either way, other people around you play a part. I am therefore grateful for all the support I got from everyone whenever I needed my many drafts to be proofread, critiqued for readability, overall clarity and coherence. Though some have chosen to remain anonymous, I thank others at the end of the chapters wherever appropriate. All that is left is for me to express my sincere gratitude to my friend Vincent Asambom who, in our many a discussion, challenged some of my ideas and in the process enabled me to crystallise some of my thoughts.
Dedication To my beloved and patient wife Marina and adorable children Verison, Fasia Cecille and Tyrell Elonga. My wife and I set out to build the institution called family. When our children came along, each in their uniqueness, they transformed ‘the family’ and together our family is both the medium and product of everyone’s presence (That is what this book Africa through Structuration Theory –ntuis also about).
Table of Contents Preface………………………………………………… ix Préface……………………………………………….....xix Chapter 1: ‘African-Centred leadership’ and the theory of structuration: a response to Obiakor…………………1 Chapter 2: Structure and agency: (an issue of trust?)………………………………..………………….31 Chapter 3: Duality of structures: a (not THE) methodology…………………………………………...55 Chapter 4: Double de-contextualisation: a methodological myth or reality?.........................................77 Chapter 5: Higher education in the DRC and Sub-Saharan Africa: duality of structures in action……….99 References……………………………………………...125
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