Franklin

An introduction to African politics / Alex Thomson.

Author/Creator:
Thomson, Alex, 1966- author.
Edition:
2nd ed.
Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (297 p.)
Subjects:
Africa -- Politics and government.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
An Introduction to African Politics provides an ideal gateway for individuals seeking to make sense of the dynamic and diverse political systems that are a feature of this fascinating part of the world.
Contents:
Introduction: state, civil society and external interests
History: Africa's pre-colonial and colonial inheritance
Ideology: nationalism, socialism, populism and state capitalism
Ethnicity and religion: 'tribes', gods and political identity
Social class: the search for class politics in Africa
Legitimacy: neo-patrimonialism, personal rule and the centralisation of the African state
Coercion: military intervention in African politics
Sovereignty I: external influences on African politics
Sovereignty II: neo-colonialism, structural adjustment and Africa's political economy
Authority: the crises of accumulation, governance and state collapse
Democracy: re-legitimising the African state?
Conclusions: state and civil society in post-colonial Africa
Appendix: a guide to African politics resources on the internet.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-134-45832-0
0-203-41183-8
1-134-45833-9
1-280-04676-7
9786610046768
0-203-40315-0
OCLC:
85891777
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