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An introduction to African politics, Alex Thomson

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An introduction to African politics
Title
An introduction to African politics
Statement of responsibility
Alex Thomson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The third edition of An Introduction to African Politics continues to be the ideal textbook for those new to the study of this fascinating continent. It gets to the heart of the politics of this part of the world, tackling questions such as: How is modern Africa still influenced by its colonial past? How do strong ethnic identities on the continent affect government? Why has the military been so influential? Why do African states have such difficulty managing their economies? How does African democracy differ from democracy in the West?
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1966-
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Thomson, Alex
Dewey number
320.96
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
humor satires etc
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Africa
  • Political science
Label
An introduction to African politics, Alex Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction: State, civil society and external interests -- History : Africa's pre-colonial and colonial inheritance ; Case study : Kenya's historical inheritance -- Ideology : nationalism, socialism, populism and state capitalism ; Case study : socialism and ujamaa in Tanzania -- Ethnicity and religion : 'tribes', gods and political identity ; Case study : ethnicity, religion and the nation-state in Nigeria -- Social class : the search for class politics in Africa ; Case study : social class in Botswana -- Legitimacy : neo-patrimonialism, personal rule and the centralisation of the African state ; Case study : personal rule in Côte d'Ivoire -- Coercion : military intervention in African politics ; Case study : Uganda's 1971 military coup -- Sovereignty I : external influences on African politics ; Case study : Somalia's international relations -- Sovereignty II : neo-colonialism, structural adjustment and Africa's political economy ; Case study : Ghana's structural adjustment -- Authority : the crisis of accumulation, governance and state collapse ; Case study : Zaire, Mobutu's vampire state -- Democracy : re-legitimising the African state? ; Case study : Zimbabwe's fall from democractic grace -- Conclusions: State and civil society in post-colonial Africa
Control code
ocn649831431
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Third edition
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 291 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203857946
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
9786612639777
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649831431
Label
An introduction to African politics, Alex Thomson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction: State, civil society and external interests -- History : Africa's pre-colonial and colonial inheritance ; Case study : Kenya's historical inheritance -- Ideology : nationalism, socialism, populism and state capitalism ; Case study : socialism and ujamaa in Tanzania -- Ethnicity and religion : 'tribes', gods and political identity ; Case study : ethnicity, religion and the nation-state in Nigeria -- Social class : the search for class politics in Africa ; Case study : social class in Botswana -- Legitimacy : neo-patrimonialism, personal rule and the centralisation of the African state ; Case study : personal rule in Côte d'Ivoire -- Coercion : military intervention in African politics ; Case study : Uganda's 1971 military coup -- Sovereignty I : external influences on African politics ; Case study : Somalia's international relations -- Sovereignty II : neo-colonialism, structural adjustment and Africa's political economy ; Case study : Ghana's structural adjustment -- Authority : the crisis of accumulation, governance and state collapse ; Case study : Zaire, Mobutu's vampire state -- Democracy : re-legitimising the African state? ; Case study : Zimbabwe's fall from democractic grace -- Conclusions: State and civil society in post-colonial Africa
Control code
ocn649831431
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Third edition
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 291 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203857946
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
9786612639777
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649831431

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