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Edited by E.Osei Kwadwo Prempeh; Joseph Mensah; and Senyo B.S.K. Adibolosoo (Ashgate Publishing Company,2004)


Reviewer’s Comment: “The editors and contributors must be congratulated for placing the human factor squarely within the globalization arena. By examining the role of the human factor in global change, the authors have moved beyond other works on globalization that have the tendency to conceptualize the phenomenon primarily in technical and economic terms.  This is a must read book for all those who are interested in globalization and its causes and ramifications, especially for developing countries.” –Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang, Associate Professor, The University of Akron, Ohio.


BLACK CANADIANS: history, experiences, social conditions

Joseph Mensah (Fernwood Publishing, 2002) 292 pages


Reviewer’s Comment: “This work is a remarkable piece of scholarship. It combines theoretical sophistication and empirical rigour; it is focused, powerfully enlightening, and manifest a clarity of exposition that is refreshing and commendable. The book constitutes a learning/educational toolkit of exceptional value.” –G. Lewelland Watson, University of P.E.I.

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Edited by Joseph Mensah (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), 292 pages

This book examines the impetuses for, and the features and outcomes of, economic reforms in Africa, using the case studies of seven countries, including Burundi, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The case studies in this book address three main issues: (a) Why do countries embark on economic reforms? (b) What are the features of the reforms undertaken in the various African countries? (c) How well did the reforms perform? The book is based on the premise that a proper understanding of economic reforms is served by focusing on how the key variables play out in specific historical, geopolitical and socio-economic contexts.

image 005 Book signing for Black Canadians, Toronto, 2003,
image007 Fieldtrip to the Egyptian Desert, during the 4th Annual Global Development Conference in Cairo
image 009 Fieldtrip to the Taj Mahal, Agra, during the 5th Annual Global Development Conference in New Delhi, India.
image 011 Once-in-a-lifetime meeting with Amarthya Sen, the Nobel Laureate in Economics, during the 5th Annual Global Development Conference in New Delhi, India
image 013 Public presentation at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in Accra, as part of the Global Development Network-sponsored project on Understanding Economic Reforms in Ghana
image 015 A radio interview at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
image 010 Fieldtrip to the Great Wall of China, during the 5th Annual International Conference on Diversity in Organization, Communities and Nations, Beijing, China, June 30 to July 3, 2005.