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An introduction to the politics of tropical Africa. Volume 81 / Richard Hodder-Williams.

Author/Creator:
Hodder-Williams, Richard, author.
Publication:
Oxfordshire, England ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (289 p.)
Series:
Routledge library editions. Development.
Routledge Library Editions: Development
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Subjects:
Constitutional history -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This wide-ranging and informative introduction to politics in tropical Africa, first published in 1984, is essential reading to students, businessmen, government officials and economic advisers alike. Situating the contemporary scene firmly in its historical context, which stresses both pre-colonial and colonial heritages, he emphasizes how politicians are constrained by the past, the physical environment and the world's economy, yet still retain freedom of choice on a wide range of issues. The book is thematically organised and provides both an overview of the general similarities of the cont
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Original Title; Original Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1 The Acquisition of Empire; Imperial Expansion; Traditional Society; Occupation and Pacification; Conclusion; 2 The Imperial Intermission; Control; The Administrative Heritage; The Economic Heritage; The Cultural Heritage; Conclusion; 3 The Transfer of Power; African Nationalism; The Imperial Response; Preparations for Independence; Conclusion; 4 The Political Environment; The Crisis of Resources; The Extractive View of Politics; Tribalism; Corruption; Conclusion
5 The Search for Appropriate StructuresSingle-Party States; Military Government; Personal Rule; Conclusion; 6 The View from Below; Decision-Making; Representation of Interests; Bureaucracy and Local Government; Government and the People; Conclusion; 7 African States and the External World; The Context of International Relations; Interstate Relations within Africa; The Great Powers and Tropical Africa; Conclusion; Envoi; Bibliographical Note; References; Appendices:; I Basic Indicators; II Selected Characteristics of Tropical African Countries; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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ISBN:
1-136-85874-1
0-203-83576-X
OCLC:
892238901