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The African state in a changing global context : breakdowns and transformations

Author: István Tarrósy; Loránd Szabó; Göran Hydén
Publisher: Berlin : Lit ; Piscataway, NJ : Distribution in North America by Transaction Publishers, ©2011.
Series: Afrikanische Studien (Münster in Westfalen, Germany), Bd. 42.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the first 25 years of independence, the African state was largely driven from within by the ambition to establish political order in a world where national sovereignty over issues of development was not in question. The theme of this book is that more is at stake today than in the past.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: István Tarrósy; Loránd Szabó; Göran Hydén
ISBN: 9783643110602 364311060X
OCLC Number: 713122711
Description: 216 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: New South-South dynamics and the effects on Africa --
China's role in Africa : the case of Sudan --
Information and communication technologies in Africa : challenges and opportunities --
Externalization of the Somali conflict since 2004 --
Growing radicalization among youth in Somalia --
Maritime piracy, capital and securitization : the case of Somalia --
Towards an independent Southern Sudan --
The fear of the splitting up of the Democratic Republic of the Congo --
Understanding nation-building : the case of Ethiopia --
Maghreb turning South : new initiatives and challenges, the case of Morocco --
Betwixt and between custom and modernity : traditional rulers and rural development in Southern Africa --
African refugees and the challenges to UNHCR --
Changing anthropological perspectives on a changing African scene.
Series Title: Afrikanische Studien (Münster in Westfalen, Germany), Bd. 42.
Responsibility: edited by István Tarrósy, Loránd Szabó, Göran Hyden.

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During the first 25 years of independence, the African state was largely driven from within by the ambition to establish political order in a world where national sovereignty over issues of development was not in question. The theme of this book is that more is at stake today than in the past.

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