Africa Works

Disorder as Political Instrument

Author: Patrick Chabal,Jean-Pascal Daloz

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780852558140

Category: Africa

Page: 170

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Africa Works

Disorder as Political Instrument

Author: Patrick Chabal,Jean-Pascal Daloz

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253212870

Category: History

Page: 170

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Africa Works

Disorder as Political Instrument

Author: Patrick Chabal,Jean-Pascal Daloz

Publisher: James Currey

ISBN: 9780852558195

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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Democratic Experiments in Africa

Regime Transitions in Comparative Perspective

Author: Michael Bratton,Nicholas van de Walle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521556125

Category: Political Science

Page: 307

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Appendix: The Data Set

Political Topographies of the African State

Territorial Authority and Institutional Choice

Author: Catherine Boone

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521532648

Category: Political Science

Page: 405

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Catherine Boone examines political regionalism in Africa and how it affects forms of government, and prospects for democracy and development. Boone's study is set within the context of larger theories of political development in agrarian societies. It features a series of compelling case studies that focus on regions within Senegal, Ghana, and Côte d'Ivoire and ranges from 1930 to the present. The book will be of interest to readers concerned with comparative politics, Africa, development, regionalism and federalism, and ethnic politics.

Antecedents to Modern Rwanda

The Nyiginya Kingdom

Author: Jan Vansina

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299201234

Category: History

Page: 320

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To understand the genocide and other dramatic events of Rwanda’s recent past, one must understand the history of the earlier realm. Jan Vansina provides a critique of the history recorded by early missionaries and court historians and provides a bottom-up view, drawing on hundreds of grassroots narratives. He describes the genesis of the Hutu and Tutsi identities, their growing social and political differences, their bitter feuds, revolts, and massacres, and the relevance of this dramatic history to the post-genocide Rwanda of today. 2001 French edition, Katharla Publishers

Your Madness, Not Mine

Stories of Cameroon

Author: Makuchi

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780896804357

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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Women's writing in Cameroon has so far been dominated by Francophone writers. The short stories in this collection represent the yearnings and vision of an Anglophone woman, who writes both as a Cameroonian and as a woman whose life has been shaped by the minority status her people occupy within the nation-state. The stories in Your Madness, Not Mine are about postcolonial Cameroon, but especially about Cameroonian women, who probe their day-to-day experiences of survival and empowerment as they deal with gender oppression: from patriarchal expectations to the malaise of maldevelopment, unemployment, and the attraction of the West for young Cameroonians. Makuchi has given us powerful portraits of the people of postcolonial Africa in the so-called global village who too often go unseen and unheard.

Readings in African Politics

Author: Tom Young

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253216465

Category: History

Page: 242

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Readings in African Politics provides an overview of key topics and themes that collectively contribute to an understanding of politics in Africa. The selections included here come from a wide range of Western and non-Western sources and together represent core knowledge in the field of African politics. Topic areas covered are methods for appraising the modern African state, approaches to understanding 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 sketches the terrain of politics in Africa from national and international efforts toward development to local problems such as corruption and ethnic conflict. Readers at all levels will find even-handed coverage of politics in sub-Saharan Africa's more than 30 states from the early years of independence to today.

The Criminalization of the State in Africa

Author: Jean-Fran= Bayart (LPcois),Stephen Ellis,Béatrice Hibou

Publisher: James Currey

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crime

Page: 126

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This text examines the growth of fraud and smuggling in African states, the plundering of natural resources, the privatization of state institutions, the development of an economy of plunder and the growth of private armies. It suggests that the state itself is becoming a vehicle for organized criminal activity.

Africa

The Politics of Suffering and Smiling

Author: Patrick Chabal

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848136021

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The question usually asked about Africa is: 'why is it going wrong?' Is the continent still suffering from the ravages of colonialism? Or is it the victim of postcolonial economic exploitation, poor governance and lack of aid? Whatever the answer, increasingly the result is poverty and violence. In Africa: The Politics of Suffering and Smiling Patrick Chabal approaches this question differently by reconsidering the role of theory in African politics. Chabal discusses the limitations of existing political theories of Africa and proposes a different starting point; arguing that political thinking ought to be driven by the need to address the immediacy of everyday life and death. How do people define who they are? Where do they belong? What do they believe? How do they struggle to survive and improve their lives? What is the impact of illness and poverty? In doing so, Chabal proposes a radically different way of looking at politics in Africa and illuminates the ways ordinary people 'suffer and smile'. This is a highly original addition to Zed's groundbreaking World Political Theories series.

Making Africa Work

A Handbook

Author: Greg Mills,Olusegun Obasanjo,Jeffrey Herbst,Dickie Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1849049793

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Sub-Saharan Africa faces three big inter-related challenges over the next generation. It will double its population to two billion by 2045. By then more than half of Africans will be living in cities. And this group of mostly young people will be connected with each other and the world through mobile devices. Properly harnessed and planned for, this is a tremendously positive force for change. Without economic growth and jobs, it could prove a political and social catastrophe. Old systems of patronage and of muddling through will no longer work because of these population increases. Instead, if leaders want to continue in power, they will have to promote economic growth in a more dynamic manner. Making Africa Work is a first-hand account and handbook of how to ensure growth beyond commodities and create jobs in the continent.

Shady Practices

Agroforestry and Gender Politics in the Gambia

Author: Richard A. Schroeder

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520216877

Category: Science

Page: 172

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"In this engaging and exceptionally well-crafted case study, Schroeder shows clearly how local dynamics intersect with wider processes. . . . Changes in cropping patterns, land rights, work routines, and gender politics were shaped by multiple struggles and interactions among women and men, landholders and land users, farmers, government officials, and representatives of various international agencies."--Sara Berry, author of "No Condition Is Permanent"

The African Colonial State in Comparative Perspective

Author: Crawford Young

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300068795

Category: History

Page: 356

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In this comprehensive study, a specialist and scholar of African affairs argues that the current crisis in African development can be traced directly to European colonial rule, which left the continent with a singularly difficult legacy that is unique in modern history.

The Roots of Political Instability in Nigeria

Political Evolution and Development in the Niger Basin

Author: E. C. Ejiogu

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754679875

Category: History

Page: 223

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At a time when the question of state building in Africa is still unresolved, this book makes a timely and valuable contribution to the literature on transition processes in African politics. It is particularly relevant to scholars and policy makers concerned with Africa's political disorder, and the social problems which it has created.

Understanding Peacekeeping

Author: Alex J. Bellamy,Paul D. Williams,Stuart Griffin

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745641865

Category: Political Science

Page: 447

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Peace operations are now a principal tool for managing armed conflict and building world peace. The fully revised, expanded and updated second edition of Understanding Peacekeeping provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the theory, practice and politics of contemporary peace operations. Drawing on more than twenty-five historical and contemporary case studies, this book evaluates the changing characteristics of the contemporary environment in which peacekeepers operate, what role peace operations play in wider processes of global politics, the growing impact of non-state actors, and the major challenges facing today's peacekeepers. All the chapters have been revised and expanded and seven new chapters have been added. Part 1 summarizes the central concepts and issues related to peace operations. It includes a new discussion of the theories of peace operations and analysis of the emerging norm of responsibility to protect. Part 2 charts the historical development of peacekeeping from 1945 and offers a new chapter on peace operations in the twenty-first century. In part 3, separate chapters analyse seven different types of peace operations: preventive deployments; traditional peacekeeping; assisting transition; transitional administrations; wider peacekeeping; peace enforcement; and peace support operations. Part 4 looks forward and examines the central challenges facing today's peacekeepers, namely, the regionalization of peace operations, the privatization of security, civilian protection, policing and gender issues. This second edition of Understanding Peacekeeping will be essential reading for students and scholars of peace and conflict studies, security studies and international relations. Visit http: //www.polity.co.uk/up2/ for more information and additional resources.

Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria

Author: Toyin Falola

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253003393

Category: History

Page: 256

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Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria looks closely at the conditions that created a legacy of violence in Nigeria. Toyin Falola examines violence as a tool of domination and resistance, however unequally applied, to get to the heart of why Nigeria has not built a successful democracy. Falola's analysis centers on two phases of Nigerian history: the last quarter of the 19th century, when linkages between violence and domination were part of the British conquest; and the first half of the 20th century, which was characterized by violent rebellion and the development of a national political consciousness. This important book emphasizes the patterns that have been formed and focuses on how violence and instability have influenced Nigeria today.

The Politics of Evil

Magic, State Power and the Political Imagination in South Africa

Author: Clifton Crais

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521817219

Category: History

Page: 297

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The Politics of Evil offers a new way of understanding political history in the colonial world. Clifton Crais combines a cultural history of state formation with an analysis of African conceptions of power and the moral problems of evil. He explores the role of ideas, held by Africans and Europeans alike, in shaping political society throughout South Africa's history, and demonstrates how Africans understood and contested one of the great evils of the twentieth century: apartheid. He discusses colonialism, resistance, nationalism, violence, and the challenges to creating democracy.

Empire, Global Coloniality and African Subjectivity

Author: Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 085745952X

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Global imperial designs, which have been in place since conquest by western powers, did not suddenly evaporate after decolonization. Global coloniality as a leitmotif of the empire became the order of the day, with its invisible technologies of subjugation continuing to reproduce Africa's subaltern position, a position characterized by perceived deficits ranging from a lack of civilization, a lack of writing and a lack of history to a lack of development, a lack of human rights and a lack of democracy. The author's sharply critical perspective reveals how this epistemology of alterity has kept Africa ensnared within colonial matrices of power, serving to justify external interventions in African affairs, including the interference with liberation struggles and disregard for African positions. Evaluating the quality of African responses and available options, the author opens up a new horizon that includes cognitive justice and new humanism.

Schaum's Outline of French Grammar

Author: Mary Coffman Crocker

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071828990

Category: Study Aids

Page: 408

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Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately, there's Schaum's. "This all-in-one-package includes more than 550 exercises with answers to sharpen your French grammar skills. Plus, you will have access to 90 minutes of downloadable audio files for additional practice--it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. Helpful tables and illustrations increase your understanding of the subject at hand. This Schaum's Outline gives you 578 practice exercises Easy-to-follow review of French grammar Support for all the major textbooks for French courses Free audio download for additional comprehension practice Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time--and get your best test scores!

Etat en Afrique

Author: Jean-François Bayart

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 370

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