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Chabal, Patrick 1951-2014

Overview
Works: 67 works in 317 publications in 5 languages and 10,446 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Translator
Classifications: JQ1872, B
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Most widely held works by Patrick Chabal
Amílcar Cabral : revolutionary leadership and people's war by Patrick Chabal( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa works : disorder as political instrument by Patrick Chabal( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Power in Africa : an essay in political interpretation by Patrick Chabal( Book )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power in Africa casts a fresh look at contemporary Black African politics. It reviews the merits and failings of existing interpretations of Africa's post-colonial society and proposes a new approach to its understanding. It has two main aims. First, to present a comparative conceptual framework which places Africa's politics within their appropriate historical context. Second, to offer an explanation of what is actually happening in Africa--beyond the cliches of a dark continent perennially in crisis. No one can deny that today Africa is in crisis. Wars, coups, famines and violence stalk the continent and fill the pages of our newspapers. Africa's debt is astronomical, economic development has virtually ceased, corruption is endemic and force seems the chief instrument of politics. Our understanding of that crisis, however, has often been hampered by the conceptual frameworks we have used to explain it. Power in Africa develops a political analysis which attempts to construct a plausible interpretation of Africa's contemporary predicament
A history of postcolonial Lusophone Africa by Patrick Chabal( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political domination in Africa : reflections on the limits of power by Patrick Chabal( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays brings together historians and political scientists from Britain, France and the United States, who, from widely differing perspectives and traditions, have been involved in the process of rethinking African politics. They present here the outline of a new approach, grounded in universal political theory rather than on theories of Third World political development. This seeks to integrate the history of Africa (from pre- to post-colonial) with concepts of political theory as they have been applied historically to the analysis of Europe and America. The book addresses a wide audience: students of African history and politics, of Third World development and of political theory
Culture troubles : politics and the interpretation of meaning by Patrick Chabal( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 373 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
Is violence inevitable in Africa? : theories of conflict and approaches to conflict prevention by Patrick Chabal( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 350 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
Angola : the weight of history( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 340 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
Africa : the politics of suffering and smiling by Patrick Chabal( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The question usually asked about Africa is 'Why is it going wrong?' In Africa: The Politics of Suffering and Smiling Patrick Chabal approaches this question differently, by reconsidering the role of theory in African politics. Chabal discusses the limitations of existing political theories of Africa and proposes a different starting point, arguing that political thinking ought to be driven by the immediacy of everyday life and death. How do people define who they are? Where do they belong? What do they believe? How do they struggle to survive and improve their lives? What is the impact of illness and poverty? Chabal proposes a radically different way of looking at politics in Africa and in doing so illuminates the ways ordinary people 'suffer and smile'."--Jacket
The post-colonial literature of Lusophone Africa by Patrick Chabal( Book )

17 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of conceit : western rationality after postcolonialism by Patrick Chabal( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this radical new book, Patrick Chabal addresses the crucial issue of why the manner in which we in the West approach key political, social, and economic issues in today's globalized world - our traditional assumptions about "Western rationality"--Is fatally constrained by an overly deterministic tradition of thought and enquiry. Presenting such provocative questions as "is it a good idea to build mosques in Europe?" and '"s Beckham the new black icon?", Chabal explores why this is the case and how the "challenges" of the non-West - both in terms of what is happening in regions such as Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East as well as how the non-West is present in our own societies - ought to make us fundamentally re-think how we approach, explain, and attempt to "manage our world." How, ultimately, it should lead to the end of Western conceit."--Publisher's website
African alternatives by Leo de Haan( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 152 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
Guinea-Bissau : micro-state to 'narco-state' by Patrick Chabal( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Afrique est partie! du désordre comme instrument politique by Patrick Chabal( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vozes moçambicanas : literatura e nacionalidade by Patrick Chabal( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africanists on Africa : current issues by Viva Africa (Conference)( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 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 20 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

 
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Africa works : disorder as political instrumentPower in Africa : an essay in political interpretationA history of postcolonial Lusophone AfricaPolitical domination in Africa : reflections on the limits of powerCulture troubles : politics and the interpretation of meaningIs violence inevitable in Africa? : theories of conflict and approaches to conflict preventionAngola : the weight of historyAfrica : the politics of suffering and smiling