An introduction to African politics / Alex Thomson.
- 2nd ed.
- London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2004.
1 online resource (297 p.)
- Africa -- Politics and government.
- Electronic books.
- 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.
- 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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