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The Politics of Neoliberal Reforms in Africa : State and civil society in Cameroon.

Author: Piet Konings
Publisher: Oxford : Langaa RPCIG, 2011.
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Neoliberalism has become the dominant development agenda in Africa. Faced with a deep economic and political crisis, African governments have been compelled by powerful external agencies, in particular the Bretton Woods institutions and western states, to pursue this agenda as a necessary precondition for the receipt of development aid. What is particularly striking in Africa, however, is that neoliberal experiments  Read more...
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Konings, Piet.
Politics of Neoliberal Reforms in Africa : State and civil society in Cameroon.
Oxford : Langaa RPCIG, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Piet Konings
ISBN: 9789956717101 995671710X
OCLC Number: 830165841
Notes: Introduction.
Description: 1 online resource (348 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Map of the Republic of Cameroon; 1. Contesting neoliberal reforms in Africa; Introduction; The impact of neoliberalism on Africa; State and civil society opposition; Organisation of the book; Notes; 2. The introduction of neoliberal economic and political reforms in the Cameroonian post-colonial state; Introduction; The nature of the post-colonial state in Cameroon; The post-colonial state and structural adjustment; The post-colonial state and democratisation; Conclusion. 3. Opposition and social-democratic change in Cameroon: The Social Democratic FrontIntroduction; The birth and growth of the SDF; The Anglophone-Francophone divide within the SDF; The regime's repressive and divisive tactics and its international support; The SDF in disarray; Conclusion; Notes; 4. The neoliberalising Cameroonian state and private capital accumulation; Introduction; The post-colonial state and capital accumulation; Privatisation and capital concentration; Globalisation and new forms of domestic private capital accumulation; Conclusion; Notes. 5. Political liberalisation and Anglophone secessionist movements in CameroonIntroduction; The Anglophone problem; The Anglophone movements' struggle for secession; The SCNC leadership's pursuit of international recognition for its secessionist claims; The Anglophone leadership's sensitisation and mobilisation campaign; Prospects for Anglophone secessionist claims; Conclusion; Notes; 6. Good governance, privatisation and ethno-regional conflict in Cameroon; Introduction; Governance and privatisation in Cameroon; Privatisation of the CDC and ethno-regional opposition. Ethno-regional protest actions against CDC privatisationConclusion; Notes; 7. Good governance and border conflicts in Africa: The Bakassi dispute between Cameroon and Nigeria; Introduction; The development of the Bakassi dispute; The implications of the 2002 ICJ ruling and the 2006 Greentree Agreement; Regional resistance to the 2002 ICJ verdict and the 2006 Greentree Agreement; Conclusion; Notes; 8. China and Africa in the era of neoliberal globalisation with Cameroon as a case study; Introduction; The impact of renewed Chinese interest in Africa. Africa's response to China's new engagement with their continentChina-Cameroon relations; Chinese investment in Cameroon; Trade relations between Cameroon and China; Chinese aid to Cameroon; Conclusion; Notes; 9. Political liberalisation and the violent university students' revolt in Cameroon; Introduction; Political liberalisation and student organisation along ethno-regional lines; Political liberalisation and student revolt, 1990-96; Conclusion; Notes; 10. Solving transportation problems in African cities during neoliberal reforms: Innovative responses by the youth in Douala, Cameroon.

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Neoliberalism has become the dominant development agenda in Africa. Faced with a deep economic and political crisis, African governments have been compelled by powerful external agencies, in particular the Bretton Woods institutions and western states, to pursue this agenda as a necessary precondition for the receipt of development aid. What is particularly striking in Africa, however, is that neoliberal experiments there have displayed such remarkable diversity. This may be due not only to substantial differences in historical, economic and political trajectories on the African continent but.

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