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Politics and society in contemporary Africa

Author: Naomi Chazan
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : L. Rienner Publishers, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Africa has undergone significant political, economic, and social change since the first edition of this book was published in early 1988. Now revised and updated throughout, this new edition includes current economic, social, and political data, as well as entirely new sections on the dismantling of apartheid, civil society, democratization and multiparty politics, economic reform and structural adjustment, and the  Read more...
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Politics and society in contemporary Africa.
Boulder, Colo. : L. Rienner Publishers, ©1992
(OCoLC)812616634
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Chazan
ISBN: 1555872832 9781555872830 0333578147 9780333578148
OCLC Number: 25317660
Description: xii, 483 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Diversity of African Politics: Trends and Approaches --
Independent Africa: Trends and Patterns --
Approaches to the Study of African Politics --
Political Interaction Framework --
pt. I. Structures of Politics --
2. State Institutions and the Organization of the Public Arena --
Concept of the State in Africa --
Structural Foundations of African States: The Colonial Legacy --
Constructions of the Public Arena Since Independence --
States and State Variety in Africa: Some Implications --
3. Social Groupings --
Social Groups and Social Process --
Organization of Social Life --
Social-Networks and Social Trends --
4. Ethnicity, Class, and the State --
Ethnicity and Ethnic Group --
Ethnic Intermediary's Critical Role --
African Class Cleavages and Social Conflicts --
Class and Ethnicity as Situational Variables --
pt. 2. Political Process and Political Change --
5. Regimes in Independent Africa --
Regime Evolution in Postcolonial Africa --
Regime Types and Their Variations --
Regime Types and Political Process --
6. High Politics: The Procedures and Practices of Government --
Politics of the Center: Decisionmaking and the Rules of the Political Game --
Politics of Social Relations --
Center Consolidation and Maintenance: Some Trends --
7. Deep Politics: Political Response, Protest, and Conflict --
Elite Conflicts --
Factional Conflicts --
Communal Conflicts --
Mass Conflicts --
Popular Conflicts --
Interplay of Political Conflicts --
8. Political Transitions and Patterns of Change --
Modes of Political Change --
Patterns of Political Interaction --
pt. 3. Political Economy --
9. Political Economy: Policy Choices in a Constraining Environment --
African Economies in Historical Perspective --
Sectoral Policies in the Postindependence Period --
Popular Strategies for Economic Survival. Conclusion: An Overextended State? --
10. Africa and the World Economy.
Responsibility: Naomi Chazan [and others].

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