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The Resource Politics in Africa : a new introduction, Nana K. Poku and Anna Mdee

Politics in Africa : a new introduction, Nana K. Poku and Anna Mdee

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Politics in Africa : a new introduction
Title
Politics in Africa
Title remainder
a new introduction
Statement of responsibility
Nana K. Poku and Anna Mdee
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Democracy, prosperity and self-rule, this was the vision of African independence. Across the continent, however, the 'optimism' that characterized the immediate post-independence period has largely faded. Meanwhile, ordinary Africans lurch between undemocratic, unaccountable and unresponsive governments and a decaying traditional African past. How did things go so wrong? Why has the continent lagged behind others in economic development despite its potential natural resources? Why are so many African states prone to conflict? And why has democracy been slow to take root in a majority of the countries? Covering everything from African economies to the role of the state, rural livelihoods to issues of gender, 'Politics in Africa' offers a fresh perspective in answering these questions, making the continent's problems more understandable, less wretched and even intensely hopeful. Up-to-date, concise and provocative, this is indispensable reading for anyone interested in African politics."--P. [4] of cover
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YDXCP
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1971-
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Poku, Nana
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Mdee, Anna
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Africa
Label
Politics in Africa : a new introduction, Nana K. Poku and Anna Mdee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]-143) and index
Contents
Colonialism, racism and African resistance -- Instabilities, adjustment and renewal -- Food - insecure and vulnerable : the politics of African rural livelihoods -- Big men and little women : the politics of gender in Africa -- More than HIV/AIDS : the politics of health in Africa -- Conclusion : an African renaissance
Control code
ocn681872543
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
150 p.
Isbn
9781842779828
Lccn
2011380435
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)681872543
Label
Politics in Africa : a new introduction, Nana K. Poku and Anna Mdee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]-143) and index
Contents
Colonialism, racism and African resistance -- Instabilities, adjustment and renewal -- Food - insecure and vulnerable : the politics of African rural livelihoods -- Big men and little women : the politics of gender in Africa -- More than HIV/AIDS : the politics of health in Africa -- Conclusion : an African renaissance
Control code
ocn681872543
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
150 p.
Isbn
9781842779828
Lccn
2011380435
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)681872543

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