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Post-colonial Cameroon : politics, economy, and society

Author: Joseph Takougang; Julius A Amin
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2018]
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This book by a diverse group of Cameroonian scholars, both at home and in the diaspora, presents multidisciplinary insights on some of the critical issues including political, economic, and  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Post-colonial Cameroon.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2018
(DLC) 2018024117
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Takougang; Julius A Amin
ISBN: 9781498564632 1498564631
OCLC Number: 1027808253
Description: xxxv, 436 pages : illustratons ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / John M. Mbaku --
Introduction: fifty-eight years of independence and counting / Joseph Takougang and Julius A. Amin --
Section 1: Politics --
The state, politics, and the struggle for democracy in Cameroon / Moses K. Tesi --
The roots of stability and instability in Cameroon / Augustine E. Ayuk --
The right to self-determination in the African Charter: a critique of the African Commission's jurisprudence in Kevin Gumne et al. v. Cameroun / Carlson Anyangwe --
Resistance and the nationalist pathos: southern Cameroon's exiles write back / Fonkem Achankeng I --
Section2: Economy --
The demise of the coffee industry in the north west region of Cameroon / Emmanuel E. Kengo --
What has changed? A historical appraisal of legal and institutional frameworks for environmental management in Cameroon / Lotsmart Fonjong --
Section 3: Society and culture --
Changes in female roles in Cameroon: towards the end of "social juniors?" / Honore Mimche, Achille Pinghane Yonta, and Nobert Lengha Tohnain --
Representations of the figure of femininity among the Bamileke, Bassa, and Duala cultures of Cameroon / Jeannette Wogaing, Rose Mireille Nnanga, and Rose Angeline Abissi --
Dynamics of religious modernity in Cameroonian cities / Honore Mimche and Christian Bios Nelem --
The "Cameroonization" of education: a decolonial analysis of content and language issues, 1960-2015 / Roland N. Ndille --
Section 4: International relations --
Cameroon's foreign policy and inter-African relations in the post-Ahidjo era / Peter A. Ngwafu --
Cameroon and China: the paradox of Beijing's "win-win-gain" pronouncements / Julius A. Amin --
Foreign volunteer organizations in Cameroon: the case of the United States Peace Corps / Julius A. Amin --
Section 5: Migration --
Cameroonians on the move: searching for promised lands / Joseph Takougang --
The concept of homeland: the choice of burial place for Cameroonian immigrants in America / Zacharia N. Nchinda --
Return youth migrants in Cameroon: understanding the other side of bushfalling, 1990-2015 / Walter Gam Nkwi --
Conclusion: the endless protest / Julius A. Amin and Joseph Takougang.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph Takougang and Julius A. Amin ; foreword by John M. Mbaku.


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