Bloomington, IN (Vocus) July 13, 2010
Looking back at the journey of Africa as a continent, how its people struggle against inequality of conditions and differences to opportunities that define life chances and the circumstances of death, what happens to anyone between the time of birth and the moment of death, and how those vital events conditioned by the environment, the intervention of politics, and access to economic opportunities, author Oladele O. Arowolo attempts to explore practical approaches to address the issues of life and death in his new book, Human Rights in Life and Death.
In Human Rights in Life and Death, Arowolo talks about Africa in an attempt to contribute to the continuing dialogue on the development of the continent. Based on the knowledge that all the ingredients for development of African nations and the peoples are there, this book is designed to suggest possible ways of linking the available human and natural resources to effective social and economic development and thereby address the issues of life—good health, well-developed potential, access to productive resources, productive and fulfilling life through effective participation in decision-making and in the development process—and death—long and healthy life, not prematurely terminated by ignorance, disease, hunger, and other forms of deprivation. This book also analyzes the challenges being faced by development planners as well as the beneficiaries of development plans and how such challenges could be addressed.
Human Rights in Life and Death will show readers the ideal time to start planning for human development, how to address crucial issues affecting human existence, and the right path towards development. For more information on this book, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Oladele O. Arowolo graduated from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, with a major in Geography (minor in Sociology and Economics) in 1968. He obtained his Master’s (1971) and Ph.D. (1973) in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA. He taught in several universities in the US: Rutgers University, Camden, NJ; Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; in Nigeria: University of Ibadan, University of Ife, and Lagos State University, where he was appointed professor of sociology and served as head of Department of Social Sciences and dean of the Faculty of Law and Humanities (1984-1988) and in Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. He worked with the United Nations International Labour Organization, Geneva, as Chief Technical Adviser to UNFPA-funded country projects on population policity formulation and on program development in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Namibia (1988-1999). Thereafter, he served as consultant to UNFPA, UNDP, FAO, UNECA, the World Bank, etc., on population and dvelopment projects in Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Malawi, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Liberia, Lesotho, Uganda, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, etc. His main areas of concentration as university teacher, researcher, and population professional are population dynamics, population policies and programming, population and development integration, program monitoring, and evaluation. He has published books and contributed to chapters in books and produced numerous academic papers published in international journals.
Human Rights in Life and Death * by Oladele O. Arowolo
Basic Considerations for Development Planning
Publication Date: July 8, 2010
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