Handbook on the Problem of English-Speaking Cameroonians: Perspectives and Agenda

 

Call for Chapters
Handbook on the Problem of English-Speaking Cameroonians: Perspectives and Agenda

The unrest surrounding the so called ‘Anglophone Problem’ in Cameroon is unprecedented in the history of the country. This book aims to complement journalistic opinions and grey literature with more scientifically-grounded material on which policies can be built.

We are seeking exclusive chapters for a ‘Handbook on the Problem of English-Speaking Cameroonians: Perspectives and Agenda’. We welcome both conceptual and empirical papers. Purely emotional and scientifically baseless narratives/proposals will not be given consideration.

Topics/themes to be covered include, but not limited to:

-Origins of the ‘Anglophone Problem’;
-Governance (Economic, Political & Institutional) Consequences of the ‘Anglophone Problem’;
-Socio-Cultural Consequences of the ‘Anglophone Problem’;
-The ‘Anglophone Problem’ and Sustainable Development Goals;
-Solutions to the ‘Anglophone Problem’.

Contextual clarification of the concept of governance: “This general governance indicator embodies three governance dynamics. The first is political governance, comprising voice and accountability and political stability. It captures the constancy in the process by which those in authority are selected and replaced. The second is economic governance involving regulation quality and government effectiveness. It denotes the capacity of government to formulate and implement policies as well as deliver services. The third is institutional governance consisting of the rule of law and corruption control. It represents the respect by citizens and the state of institutions that govern the interactions among them” (Asongu & Nwachukwu, 2016, p.446)

Proposals of about 300 words should be sent to asongusimplice@yahoo.com or asongus@afridev.org with emphasis on the corresponding thematic area.

The Editor of this edited book would be happy to review plans for proposals in advance of their receipt. All chapters will be peer reviewed. The corresponding Editor for the book is:

Dr. Simplice Asongu
Lead Economist and Director of the
African Governance and Development Institute (AGDI)
E-mail: asongusimplice@yahoo.com / asongus@afridev.org

Reference
Asongu, S. A., & Nwachukwu, J. C., (2016). “Revolution empirics: predicting the Arab Spring”, Empirical Economics, 51(2), pp. 439-482.