skip to content
Sources of conflict in the post colonial African state Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Sources of conflict in the post colonial African state

Author: Lasisi Ademola Araoye
Publisher: Trenton, New Jersey : Africa World Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Conflicts, internal and transnational, express behavioral transformations in the way African states relate between themselves in the post-cold war era. These developments have forced the reopening of a discourse around the concept of the state, particularly its expression in multinational societies. The serial implosion of states in the Great Lakes region has been accompanied by significant difficulties in  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lasisi Ademola Araoye
ISBN: 9781592219742 1592219748 9781592219759 1592219756
OCLC Number: 889164575
Description: xxxvi, 322 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword: mapping the genesis and structure of the crisis of the postcolonial African state / by Ntongela Masilela --
Introduction: the double instrumentality of the post colonial African state --
The crisis of the post colonial African state --
The nature of the state in Africa --
The modern and post modern state --
The sources of conflict in the post colonial African state --
Political instability in Guinea-Bissau --
Liberia : conflicts for state appropriation --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Ademola Araoye.

Abstract:

Conflicts, internal and transnational, express behavioral transformations in the way African states relate between themselves in the post-cold war era. These developments have forced the reopening of a discourse around the concept of the state, particularly its expression in multinational societies. The serial implosion of states in the Great Lakes region has been accompanied by significant difficulties in reconstructing or negotiating them back into statehood. In West Africa, the collapse of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea Bissau, Cote d Ivoire, Mali, the Central African Republic and grave instability in Nigeria force on us certain reflections. These developments raise serious queries on the very conceptualization and theorization of conflict in Africa, including the unit and level of analysis. The Sources of Conflict in the Post-colonial African State identifies another zone of interaction; intermestic. This analytic layer is advanced as crucial for in depth appreciation of the dynamic of conflict and understanding of the process of state implosion in the post-colonial African states system. Intense interaction between domestic and transnational actors in this intermediate zone straddling the domestic and sub-regional has important consequences. These engagements highlight complexities inherent in the structural layout of the post-colonial African state system. Entrenched proto states unhinged by the end of the cold war theoretically imply that forces at play in the post-colonial states system are unlike units. The character of the environment at once accommodating the post-colonial and proto states constrains the state s capacity to pursue single-minded rational security policy. In this situation the monistic conception of power is an aberration. The policies of the state, often fuelled by partisan interests of the domestic hegemon and its transnational affiliates, diverge from the interests of competing domestic and transnational centers of power. Conflicts implicate all domestic groups, including trans-national affiliates, on different sides in a chaotic space where trans-national affinities drive the destabilization of whole sub-regions. Intermesticity is a crucial deviation of the Post-Colonial African state from the Classic Modern Westphalian and the Post Modern states; two variants of the evolution of the heuristic Westphalian concept. The retrograde pre-Westphalian state is a throwback to pre-1648. The interventions of all forces in the post-colonial state environment is to appropriate the totality of the socio-economic political space. Entangled in the zero-sum game of the weakest states in the global system are powerful elite global interests to consolidate hegemonic control over that space. The domestic, intermestic and sub-regional forces are mere proxies prosecuting a double instrumental conflict to project local partisan interests that converge with the interests of the metropoles. The framework is applied to illuminate the challenges of prolonged political instability in Guinea Bissau and the conflicts for state appropriation in Liberia.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/889164575> # Sources of conflict in the post colonial African state
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "889164575" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nju> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Place/africa> ; # Africa.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Topic/social_conflict_political_aspects_africa> ; # Social conflict--Political aspects--Africa
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Event/since_1960> ; # Since 1960
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/320.96/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Topic/postcolonialism> ; # Postcolonialism
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Topic/social_conflict_political_aspects> ; # Social conflict--Political aspects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Topic/politics_and_government> ; # Politics and government
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Place/afrika> ; # Afrika.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Topic/postkolonialismus> ; # Postkolonialismus
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Topic/postcolonialism_africa> ; # Postcolonialism--Africa
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Topic/politischer_konflikt> ; # Politischer Konflikt
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Topic/sozialer_konflikt> ; # Sozialer Konflikt
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Person/araoye_lasisi_ademola> ; # Lasisi Ademola Araoye
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:datePublished "2014" ;
   schema:description "Conflicts, internal and transnational, express behavioral transformations in the way African states relate between themselves in the post-cold war era. These developments have forced the reopening of a discourse around the concept of the state, particularly its expression in multinational societies. The serial implosion of states in the Great Lakes region has been accompanied by significant difficulties in reconstructing or negotiating them back into statehood. In West Africa, the collapse of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea Bissau, Cote d Ivoire, Mali, the Central African Republic and grave instability in Nigeria force on us certain reflections. These developments raise serious queries on the very conceptualization and theorization of conflict in Africa, including the unit and level of analysis. The Sources of Conflict in the Post-colonial African State identifies another zone of interaction; intermestic. This analytic layer is advanced as crucial for in depth appreciation of the dynamic of conflict and understanding of the process of state implosion in the post-colonial African states system. Intense interaction between domestic and transnational actors in this intermediate zone straddling the domestic and sub-regional has important consequences. These engagements highlight complexities inherent in the structural layout of the post-colonial African state system. Entrenched proto states unhinged by the end of the cold war theoretically imply that forces at play in the post-colonial states system are unlike units. The character of the environment at once accommodating the post-colonial and proto states constrains the state s capacity to pursue single-minded rational security policy. In this situation the monistic conception of power is an aberration. The policies of the state, often fuelled by partisan interests of the domestic hegemon and its transnational affiliates, diverge from the interests of competing domestic and transnational centers of power. Conflicts implicate all domestic groups, including trans-national affiliates, on different sides in a chaotic space where trans-national affinities drive the destabilization of whole sub-regions. Intermesticity is a crucial deviation of the Post-Colonial African state from the Classic Modern Westphalian and the Post Modern states; two variants of the evolution of the heuristic Westphalian concept. The retrograde pre-Westphalian state is a throwback to pre-1648. The interventions of all forces in the post-colonial state environment is to appropriate the totality of the socio-economic political space. Entangled in the zero-sum game of the weakest states in the global system are powerful elite global interests to consolidate hegemonic control over that space. The domestic, intermestic and sub-regional forces are mere proxies prosecuting a double instrumental conflict to project local partisan interests that converge with the interests of the metropoles. The framework is applied to illuminate the challenges of prolonged political instability in Guinea Bissau and the conflicts for state appropriation in Liberia."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2232015106> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Sources of conflict in the post colonial African state"@en ;
   schema:productID "889164575" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781592219742> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781592219759> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB439047> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/889164575> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Person/araoye_lasisi_ademola> # Lasisi Ademola Araoye
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Araoye" ;
   schema:givenName "Lasisi Ademola" ;
   schema:name "Lasisi Ademola Araoye" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Topic/politics_and_government> # Politics and government
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Politics and government"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Topic/politischer_konflikt> # Politischer Konflikt
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Politischer Konflikt"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Topic/postcolonialism_africa> # Postcolonialism--Africa
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Postcolonialism--Africa"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Topic/social_conflict_political_aspects> # Social conflict--Political aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Social conflict--Political aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2232015106#Topic/social_conflict_political_aspects_africa> # Social conflict--Political aspects--Africa
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Social conflict--Political aspects--Africa"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781592219742>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1592219748" ;
   schema:isbn "9781592219742" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781592219759>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1592219756" ;
   schema:isbn "9781592219759" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.