Readings in African Politics
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Readings in African Politics provides an overview of key topics andthemes that collectively contribute to an understanding of politics in Africa. Theselections included here come from a wide range of Western and non-Western sourcesand together represent core knowledge in the field of African politics. Topic areascovered are methods for appraising the modern African state, approaches tounderstanding African states and their politics, dimensions of regional conflict, conflict between traditional and modern values, the politics of new social forces, and the meaning of contemporary trends. An…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Readings in African Politics provides an overview of key topics andthemes that collectively contribute to an understanding of politics in Africa. Theselections included here come from a wide range of Western and non-Western sourcesand together represent core knowledge in the field of African politics. Topic areascovered are methods for appraising the modern African state, approaches tounderstanding African states and their politics, dimensions of regional conflict, conflict between traditional and modern values, the politics of new social forces, and the meaning of contemporary trends. An introductory essay by Tom Young sketchesthe terrain of politics in Africa from national and international efforts towarddevelopment to local problems such as corruption and ethnic conflict. Readers at alllevels will find even-handed coverage of politics in sub-Saharan Africa's more than30 states from the early years of independence to today.
  • Produktdetails
  • Readings in ...
  • Verlag: INDIANA UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 242
  • Altersempfehlung: ab 22 Jahre
  • Erscheinungstermin: Februar 2004
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 234mm x 203mm x 19mm
  • Gewicht: 576g
  • ISBN-13: 9780253216465
  • ISBN-10: 025321646X
  • Artikelnr.: 22312233
Autorenporträt
Tom Young is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.
Inhaltsangabe
Preliminary Table of Contents: Preface Notes on Contributors Introduction Tom Young Part 1. Appraising the Modern State 1. A. Zolberg
The Party-State in Perspective from Creating Political Order: The Party States of West Africa 2. Robert H. Bates
Rental Havens and Protective Shelters and The Origins of Political Marginalism from Markets and States in Tropical Africa 3. Goran Hyden
Conditions of Governance
from No Shortcuts to Progress: African Development Management in Perspective 4. Robert H. Jackson and C. G. Rosberg
Personal Rule: Theory and Practice in Africa
extract from Comparative Politics 5. Robert Fatton
Jr.
Bringing the Ruling Class Back In: Class
State
and Hegemony in Africa
from Comparative Politics 6. Jean-Francois Bayart
The State
translated from "L'Etat" in Coulon and Martin
eds.
Les Afriques Politiques 7. Mahmood Mamdani
Conclusion: Linking the Urban and the Rural
from Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Colonialism 8. Patrick Chabal and Jean-Pascal Daloz
The Instrumentalization of Disorder
from Africa Works: Disorder as Political Instrument Part 2. Dimensions of Conflict 9. Roy May
Internal Dimensions of Warfare in Chad
from Cambridge Anthropology 10. M. Hall and Tom Young
Mozambique at War with Itself
from Confronting Leviathan: Mozambique Since Independence 11. Toyin Falola
Confronting the State: Yakubu Yahaya and the Katsina Riot
1991
from Violence in Nigeria: The Crisis of Religious Politics and Secular Ideologies 12. Jon Abbink
Ritual and Political Forms of Violent Practice among the Suri of Southern Ethiopia
from Cahiers d'Etudes africaines 13. Remy Bazenguissa-Ganga
The Spread of Political Violence in Congo-Brazzaville
from African Affairs Part 3. The Local and the Traditional 14. Mitzi Goheen
Chiefs
Sub-Chiefs and Local Control: Negotiations over Land
Struggles over Meaning
from Africa 15. John Hamer
Commensality
Process
and the Moral Order: An Example from Southern Ethiopia
from Africa 16. Richard Fanthorpe
Locating the Politics of a Sierra Leonean Chiefdom
from Africa 17. Sten Hagberg
Mobilisation of Rights through Organisational Structures
from Between Peace and Justice: Dispute Settlement between Karaboro Agriculturalists and Fulbe Agro-Pastoralists in Burkina Faso Part 4. The Politics of New Social Forces 18. Mamadou Diouf
Urban Youth and Senegalese Politics: Dakar 1988-1994
from Public Culture 19. Ronald Kassimir
The Social Power of Religious Organization and Civil Society: The Catholic Church in Uganda
from N. Kasfir
ed. Civil Society and Democracy in Africa 20. Aili Mari Tripp
Everyday Forms of Resistance and Transformations of Economic Policy
from Changing the Rules: The Politics of Liberalisation and the Urban Informal Economy in Tanzania 21. Bessie House-Midamba
Gender
Democratization and Associational Life in Kenya
from Africa Today Part 5. Political Change 22. Jocelyn Alexander
The Local State in Post-War Mozambique: Political Practice and Ideas about Authority
from Africa 23. Sally Falk Moore
Post-Socialist Micro-Politics: Kilimanjaro
1993
from Africa 24. Wim Van Binsbergen
Aspects of Democracy and Democratisation in Zambia and Botswana: Exploring African Political Culture at the Grassroots
from Journal of Contemporary African Studies 25. Mikael Karlstrom
Imagining Democracy: Political Culture and Democratization in Buganda
from Africa 26. Adam Ashforth
Witchcraft
Violence
and Democracy in the New South Africa
from Cahiers d'Etudes africaines Selected Bibliography Index