Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon (Historical Dictionaries of Africa) (Hardcover)

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon (Historical Dictionaries of Africa) By Mark Dike Delancey, Mark W. Delancey, Rebecca Neh Mbuh Cover Image
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Cameroon is a land of much promise, but a land of unfulfilled promises. It has the potential to be an economically developed and democratic society but the struggle to live up to its potential has not gone well. Since independence there have been only two presidents of Cameroon; the current one has been in office since 1982. Endowed with a variety of climates and agricultural environments, numerous minerals and substantial forests, and a dynamic population, this is a country that should be a leader of Africa. Instead, we find a country almost paralyzed by corruption and poor management, a country with a low life expectancy and serious health problems, and a country from which the most talented and highly educated members of the population are emigrating in large numbers. To all of this is recently added a serious terrorism problem, Boko Haram, in the north, a separatist movement in the Anglophone west, refugee influxes in the north and east, and bandits from the Central African Republic attacking eastern villages.

This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Republic of Cameroon.

About the Author

Mark Dike DeLancey is associate professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and director of the Islamic World Studies Program at DePaul University. He is the author of Conquest and Construction: Palace Architecture in Northern Cameroon (Brill, 2016). Mark W. DeLancey is a retired professor of political science and African studies at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC and Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, Korea. He has published numerous works on Cameroon and recently on the relationship between health and development. Rebecca Neh Mbuh is a full professor in the Department of Business Administration at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea. She is the co-author of Women in the New Millennium: A Global Revolution (Hamilton Books, 2006).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781538119679
ISBN-10: 1538119676
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: June 15th, 2019
Pages: 830
Language: English
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Africa