Book review: Onditi, F. and Yates, D. (eds.) 2021. Illusions of location theory: consequences for blue economy in Africa. Delaware:Vernon Press. 456 p.
Source Canadian Journal of African Studies
Authors N. Bohler-Muller
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2023
OUTPUT TYPE: Review in Journal
Print HSRC Library: shelf number 9812895
This book was conceptualised in response to pressing concerns arising in Africa related to land and maritime boundary disputes, the fragility of landlocked countries and how these issues of "location" - in its broadest sense - impact on the development of the blue economy in Africa. This also relates to concerns about the "limits to growth" expressed nearly fifty years ago by the Club of Rome (Meadows et al. 1972, 23) as follows: If the present growth trend in the world population, industrialization, pollution, food production and resource depletion continue unchanged, the limits to growth on this planet will be reached sometime within the next one hundred years. The most probable result will be a rather sudden and uncontrollable declining in both population and industrial capacity