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African politics : critical and primary sources

Author: Kevin C Dunn
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An indispensable reference collection focusing on the most important contributions in the field of African politics.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin C Dunn
ISBN: 9781628924602 1628924608 9781628925050 1628925051 9781628925067 162892506X 9781628925074 1628925078 9781628927306 1628927305
OCLC Number: 927618787
Description: 4 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Volume 1 --
Part I: Pre-colonial and colonial legacies --
Introduction / Kevin Dunn --
The pre-colonial legacy --
The internal African frontier: the making of African political culture / Igor Kopytoff --
The colonial legacy --
The invention of tradition in colonial Africa / Terrence Ranger --
Colonialism and the two publics in Africa: a theoretical statement / Peter Ekeh --
On the size and shape of African states / Elliott Green --
Part II: Identity and politics --
Introduction / Kevin Dunn --
Ethnicity --
Explaining ethnic political participation / Nelson Kasfir --
The political salience of cultural difference: why Chewas and Tumbukas are allies in Zambia and adversaries in Malawi / Daniel Posner --
Social class --
The nature of class domination in Africa / Richard L. Sklar --
Class formation in the swollen African state / Larry Diamond --
Gender --
Introduction to African feminism / Gwendolyn Mikell --
Religion --
Africa and Christianity on the threshold of the third millennium: the religious dimension / Kwame Bediako --
Men and devils / Stephen Ellis --
Nationalism and Pan-Africanism --
The rise of African nationalism: the case of east and central Africa / Robert Rotberg --
I am an African / Thabo Mbeki --
Volume 2 --
Part III: The practice of power --
Introduction / Kevin Dunn --
The post-colonial state --
Provisional notes on the postcolony / Achille Mbembe --
The recurrent crises of the gatekeeper state / Frederick Cooper --
Patronage, clientalism and neopatrimonialism --
Clientelism and prebendal politics / Richard Joseph --
It's our time to "chop": do elections in Africa feed neo-patrimonialism rather than counteract it? / Staffan Lindberg --
Rethinking patrimonialism and neopatrimonialism in Africa / Anne Pitcher, Mary Moran, and Michael Johnston --
Society --
Beyond the state: civil society and associational life in Africa / Michael Bratton --
Civil society and public sphere: the new stakeholders / Célestin Monga --
Political regimes: authoritarianism to democracy --
Personal rule: theory and practice in Africa / Robert Jackson and Carl Rosberg --
Explaining democratic transitions / Michael Bratton and Nicolas van de Walle --
Representations of power / Michael Schatzberg --
The distinctive political logic of weak states / William Reno --
Museveni's Uganda in comparative context / Aili Mari Tripp --
Volume 3 --
Part IV: The political economy of stagnation and development --
Introduction / Kevin Dunn --
Historical factors --
Underdevelopment and dependence in Black Africa: origins and contemporary forms / Samir Amin --
Structural factors --
Resource wealth and political regimes in Africa / Nathan Jensen and Leonard Wantchekon --
Societal factors --
The state and economic stagnation in tropical Africa / Richard Sandbrook --
Aid, adjustment and international financial institutions --
The structural adjustment of politics in Africa / Jeffrey Herbst --
Aid and sovereignty: quasi-states and the international financial institutions / David Williams --
Debt and aid: righting the incentives / David Leonard and Scott Straus --
Renaissance and renewal? --
How to rebuild Africa / Stephen Ellis --
New African initiative / Henning Melber --
Volume 4 --
Part V: Conflict and security --
Introduction / Kevin Dunn --
Evolving warfare / William Reno --
War and the state in Africa / Jeffrey Herbst --
African guerrilla politics: raging against the machine? / Morten Bøås and Kevin Dunn --
How "new" are "new wars?" Global economic change and the study of civil war / Mats Berdal --
Bigmanity and network governance in African conflicts / Mats Utas --
Part VI: African international relations --
Introduction / Kevin Dunn --
Understanding Africa's place in world politics / Ian Taylor and Paul Williams --
Why Africa's weak states persist: the empirical and the juridical in statehood / Robert Jackson and Carl Rosberg --
Globalizing Africa? Observations from an inconvenient continent / James Ferguson.
Other Titles: African politics (Bloomsbury Academic)
Responsibility: edited by Kevin Dunn.

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