Neopatrimonialism in Africa and beyond [electronic resource] / edited by Daniel Bach and Mamoudou Gazibo.
- New York : Routledge, 2012.
- Routledge studies on African politics and international relations ; 1.
Routledge studies on African politics and international relations ; 1
1 online resource (273 p.)
- Political corruption -- Africa.
Political ethics -- Africa.
Africa -- Politics and government.
- Electronic books.
- Neopatrimonialism, a system whereby rulers use state resources for personal benefit and to secure the loyalty of clients in the general population, is central to any teaching or conceptualisation of contemporary African politics. This book is a theoretical and comparative study of neopatrimonialism in Africa and across world regions.Although such practices are widespread in other parts of the world, the African neopatrimonial state has also become a global prototype of the anti-developmental state. This volume calls for a reappraisal of the genesis and interpretations of the concepts
- Neopatrimonialism in Africa and Beyond; Copyright; Contents; List of tables; List of contributors; Introduction; PART I Concepts and their relevance; 1 Weber's patrimonial domination and its interpretations; 2 Patrimonialism and neopatrimonialism: comparative receptions and transcriptions; 3 The model of the political entrepreneur; 4 Charles Njonjo: the portrait of a 'big man' in Kenya; 5 Can neopatrimonialism dissolve into democracy?; 6 Neopatrimonialism and its reinterpretations by development economics; PART II New orientations and debates in Africa
7 The path from neopatrimonialism: democracy and clientelism in Africa today8 Rebellion and warlordism: the spectre of neopatrimonialism; 9 The origins and meaning of Nigeria's 'godfatherism' phenomenon; 10 Monitoring the neopatrimonial state on a day- to-day basis: politicians, customs officials and traders in Niger; PART III Regional transcriptions and interpretations; 11 Oligarchy and caciquismo in the Philippines; 12 Jeitinho and other related phenomena in contemporary Brazil; 13 Neopatrimonialism, factionalism and patronage in post- Soviet Uzbekistan
14 Berlusconismo as a case of 'hybrid neopatrimonialism'15 Clientelism and patrimonialism in international relations: the case of France's African policy; Conclusion: neopatrimonial and developmental - the emerging states' syndrome; References; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Bach, Daniel.
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