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Chabal, Patrick 1951-

Works: 61 works in 246 publications in 5 languages and 8,737 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Conference proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DT30.5, 303.64096
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Patrick Chabal
Is violence inevitable in Africa? theories of conflict and approaches to conflict prevention by Patrick Chabal( )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume brings together a wide range of international experts to analyse the causes of violent conflict in Africa, to review the various approaches to conflict prevention and conflict resolution and to discuss some of the practical difficulties in ending violence
Africa the politics of suffering and smiling by Patrick Chabal( )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The End of Conceit Western Rationality after Postcolonialism by Patrick Chabal( )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this radical book, Patrick Chabal reveals how the future of the West is now inextricably linked to that of the non-West. He argues that the postcolonial challenge exposes the limitation of Western social thought to explain many pressing social and economic issues, domestic and global. The End of Conceit concludes that, ultimately, what the West needs is not more and better theory but an entirely new way of thinking - one that will put an end to its current deep-seated conceit
African alternatives by Leo De Haan( )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To stimulate the exploration of African initiative and creativity beyond immediate socio-economic and political circumstances, this book demonstrates that societies in Africa have always showed the ability to negotiate whatever constraining ecological, economic and political circumstances they faced
Amílcar Cabral : revolutionary leadership and people's war by Patrick Chabal( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Africa works : disorder as political instrument by Patrick Chabal( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
III. The productivity of economic 'failure'
Power in Africa : an essay in political interpretation by Patrick Chabal( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at contemporary black African politics and reviews the merits and failings of existing interpretations of Africa's post-colonial society
A history of postcolonial Lusophone Africa by Patrick Chabal( Book )
12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political domination in Africa : reflections on the limits of power by Patrick Chabal( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The decades since African independence. It suggests ways of
Culture troubles : politics and the interpretation of meaning by Patrick Chabal( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A systematic examination and re-evaluation of the role of culture in political analysis. The authors' contentions are that it is unwise to compare different societies without taking into account culture; a cultural approach contributes to making political comparison meaningful; and that conceptual frameworks can be based on an eclectic approach
Angola : the weight of history ( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Patrick Chabal and Nuno Vidal's Angola is a thorough introduction to the history and present-day reality of one of Africa's most complex countries. Contributors, who are all leading scholars in the field, offer incisive and original analyses of Angola's colonial history, its economic, political, and social evolution since independence, its current structural issues, and its prospects for the future. Essays begin with a probing look at Angola's difficult past and then discuss its move away from hegemonic domination towards a multiparty political system and a civil society."--Jacket
The post-colonial literature of Lusophone Africa by Patrick Chabal( Book )
14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'Afrique est partie! du désordre comme instrument politique by Patrick Chabal( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vozes moçambicanas : literatura e nacionalidade by Patrick Chabal( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in Portuguese and Italian and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Africanists on Africa : current issues by Viva Africa 2009( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angola and Mozambique : the weight of history by Patrick Chabal( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
África camina : el desorden como instrumento político by Patrick Chabal( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political Domination in Africa by Patrick Chabal( )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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English (173)
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Spanish (5)
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