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Mamdani, Mahmood 1946-

Works: 141 works in 447 publications in 4 languages and 10,484 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Publishing director, Editor, Creator
Classifications: E840, 320.557
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Most widely held works by Mahmood Mamdani
Good Muslim, bad Muslim : America, the Cold War, and the roots of terror by Mahmood Mamdani ( Book )
33 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dispels the idea of 'good' (secular, westernized) and 'bad' (premodern, fanatical) Muslims, pointing out that these judgments refer to political rather than cultural or religious identities ... Argues that political Islam emerged as the result of a modern encounter with Western power, and that the terrorist movement at the center of Islamist politics is an even more recent phenomenon, one that followed America's embrace of proxy war after its defeat in Vietnam"--Jacket
Saviors and survivors : Darfur, politics, and the War on terror by Mahmood Mamdani ( Book )
25 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan in the context of the country's turbulent history, including the Cold War's effect on neighboring Chad's civil war, and how that violence spilled over in Sudan, exacerbating the already severe problems caused by Sudan's tribal conflicts
When victims become killers : colonialism, nativism, and the genocide in Rwanda by Mahmood Mamdani ( Book )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rejecting easy explanations of the genocide as a mysterious evil force that was bizarrely unleashed, one of Africa's best-known intellectuals situates the tragedy in its proper context. He coaxes to the surface the historical, geographical, and political forces that made it possible for so many Hutu to turn so brutally on their neighbors. He finds answers in the nature of political identities generated during colonialism, in the failures of the nationalist revolution to transcend these identities, and in regional demographic and political currents that reach well beyond Rwanda. In so doing, Mahmood Mamdani broadens understanding of citizenship and political identity in postcolonial Africa." "Mamdani's analysis provides a foundation for future studies of the massacre. His answers point a way out of crisis: a direction for reforming political identity in central Africa and preventing future tragedies."--Jacket
Scholars in the marketplace the dilemmas of neo-liberal reform at Makerere University, 1989-2005 by Mahmood Mamdani ( )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scholars in the Marketplace is a case study of market-based reforms at Uganda's Makerere University. With the World Bank heralding neoliberal reform at Makerere as the model for the transformation of higher education in Africa, it has implications for the whole continent. At the global level, the Makerere case exemplifies the fate of public universities in a market-oriented and capital friendly era. The Makerere reform began in the 1990s and was based on the premise that higher education is more of a private than a public good. Instead of pitting the public against the private, and the state against the market, this book shifts the terms of the debate toward a third alternative than explores different relations between the two. The book distinguishes between privatisation and commercialisation, two processes that drove the Makerere reform. It argues that whereas privatisation (the entry of privately sponsored students) is compatible with a public university where priorities are publicly set, commercialisation (financial and administrative autonomy for each faculty to design a market-responsive curriculum) inevitably leads to a market determination of priorities in a public university. The book warns against commercialisation of public universities as the subversion of public institutions for private purposes
The myth of population control; family, caste, and class in an Indian village by Mahmood Mamdani ( Book )
15 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Citizen and subject : contemporary Africa and the legacy of late colonialism by Mahmood Mamdani ( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In analyzing the obstacles to democratization in post- independence Africa, Mahmood Mamdani offers a bold, insightful account of colonialism's legacy--a bifurcated power that mediated racial domination through tribally organized local authorities, reproducing racial identity in citizens and ethnic identity in subjects. Many writers have understood colonial rule as either "direct" (French) or "indirect" (British), with a third variant--apartheid--as exceptional. This benign terminology, Mamdani shows, masks the fact that these were actually variants of a despotism. While direct rule denied rights to subjects on racial grounds, indirect rule incorporated them into a "customary" mode of rule, with state-appointed Native Authorities defining custom. By tapping authoritarian possibilities in culture, and by giving culture an authoritarian bent, indirect rule (decentralized despotism) set the pace for Africa; the French followed suit by changing from direct to indirect administration, while apartheid emerged relatively later. Apartheid, Mamdani shows, was actually the generic form of the colonial state in Africa. Through case studies of rural (Uganda) and urban (South Africa) resistance movements, we learn how these institutional features fragment resistance and how states tend to play off reform in one sector against repression in the other. Reforming a power that institutionally enforces tension between town and country, and between ethnicities, is the key challenge for anyone interested in democratic reform in Africa." -- from Princeton University Press
Define and rule native as political identity by Mahmood Mamdani ( )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the turn in late 19th-century colonial statecraft when Britain abandoned the attempt to eradicate difference between conqueror and conquered and introduced a new idea of governance, as the definition and management of difference
Politics and class formation in Uganda by Mahmood Mamdani ( Book )
21 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Imperialism and fascism in Uganda by Mahmood Mamdani ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond rights talk and culture talk : comparative essays on the politics of rights and culture ( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The African customary law of marriage and the rights conundrum: Thandabantu
From citizen to refugee Uganda Asians come to Britain by Mahmood Mamdani ( )
11 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a gripping personal account of the Asians' last days in Uganda following their expulsion by Idi Amin in 1972, this book interweaves an examination of the country's colonial history with the subsequent evolution of postindependence politics. Expelled from Uganda and arriving in a cold and overcast London, Mahmood Mamdani shares his experiences in a camp run by the UK government's resettlement board and explores the theme of political identity-the politicization of racial identity and its reproduction after independence. A telling and gripping
African studies in social movements and democracy ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Keywords : identity ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Academic freedom in Africa ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uganda : studies in labour by Mahmood Mamdani ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crises and reconstruction-- African perspectives : two lectures by Colin Leys ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General Assembly distinguished lectures, Kampala, 2002 by Samir Amin ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Texts of the Cheikh Anta Diop, Claude Ake and Léopold Sédar Senghor lectures delivered at the CODESRIA 10th General Assembly held in Kampala, Uganda in December 2002"
Citoyen et sujet : l'Afrique contemporaine et l'héritage du colonialisme tardif by Mahmood Mamdani ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"M. Mamdani nous propose une relecture complète de l'histoire coloniale et postcoloniale des Etats de l'Afrique noire contemporaine. Il faut dépasser, selon lui, l'opposition entre les partisans, modernistes et modernisateurs, du droit et de la société civile et les partisans, communautaristes, qui défendent les tribus et les cultures. Cette démarche conduit à reconsidérer l'héritage institutionnel, légué par le colonialisme, ainsi que les types de résistance que ces pouvoirs ont suscités. La problématique centrale de la démonstration veut renverser un des lieux communs les mieux établis, à savoir le caractère soi-disant exceptionnel de l'apartheid et de la ségrégation institutionnelle (celle qu'a théorisé le général Smuts, l'un des fondateurs de l'Union sud-africaine). Ce despotisme décentralisé, selon les termes de l'auteur, est en fait la forme canonique de l'Etat colonial. Ce gouvernement indirect se distingue évidemment du gouvernement direct, qui prend le nom de despotisme centralisé. De leur coté les résistances au pouvoir relèvent de deux cas de figure, la division entre le rural et l'urbain d'une part et la division entre ethnies de l'autre. C'est cet angle d'attaque qui lui permet d'expliquer comment l'Etat colonial fut bien déracialisé après l'indépendance mais pas du tout démocratisé. M. Mamdani explore de nombreux exemples historiques ou actuels et nous conduit de l'Afrique de l'Ouest à l'Afrique orientale en passant par l'Afrique centrale et l'Afrique du Sud. Cette dernière a d'ailleurs droit à un chapitre où l'auteur analyse les soubassements sociaux et ethniques des luttes contre l'apartheid. Tour à tour historien, anthropologue et politologue, voir militant, M. Mamdani intervient ici dans les débats de la réforme démocratique de l'Etat en mettant au jour la profonde unité des régimes politiques africains ainsi que les limites génériques de leurs remises en cause tant nationalistes que démocratiques." -- Back cover
Liberté académique en Afrique ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uganda : studies in living conditions, popular movements, and constitutionalism ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Mamdani, Mahmood
محمود ممداني، 1946-
マムダーニ, マフムード
マンダニ, マフモード
English (225)
French (7)
Portuguese (2)
Italian (1)