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Ake, Claude

Overview
Works: 52 works in 207 publications in 4 languages and 3,860 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Redactor, Other
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Most widely held works by Claude Ake
Democracy and development in Africa by Claude Ake( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Ake traces the evolution and failure of development policies, including the IMF stabilization programs that have dominated international efforts. He believes that the authoritarian structure the African states inherited from colonial rule created a political environment that was hostile to development. Ake sketches the alternatives that are struggling to emerge from calamitous failure - economic development based on traditional agriculture, political development based on decentralization of power, and reliance on indigenous communities that have been providing some measure of refuge from the coercive power of the central state. Ake's argument may become a new paradigm for development in Africa
A political economy of Africa by Claude Ake( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and Russian and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theory of political integration by Claude Ake( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and Spanish and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutionary pressures in Africa by Claude Ake( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feasibility of democracy in Africa by Claude Ake( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book outlines, in a sweeping continental survey and with telling detail, how the democratic commitment has transformed Africa's legacy of dictatorship, military regimes and single-party rule. Yet, at the same time as 'we are all democrats now', Ake shows how cleverly conservative autocrats have stolen the democratic message and subverted its promise. The danger of trivializing democracy into successive multi-party elections, where one narrow elite succeeds another, is a real one in present-day Africa, and the book spells out the hazards that lie ahead for nascent democratic movements at the grassroots
Political economy of Nigeria( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and Norwegian and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social science as imperialism : a theory of political development by Claude Ake( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude Ake's study is primarily concerned with what he terms 'the most perinicious form of imperialism' namely scientific knowledge. Ake analyses how Western social sciences, whether consciously or inadvertently, foist capitalist values and capitalist development on the Third World, and serve imperialist ends. He unravels the theory of political development/'westernisation', exposing its ideological character and condemning 'Western development studies as worse than useless'. He then develops his analysis of the imperialist and ideological characteristics of Western social sciences to posit alternatives which may more successfully overcome permanent underdevelopment; and advocates a struggle for a new model of social sciences which is socialist-orientated, and that developing countries reject Western models. The study was first published in 1979, revised in 1982, is newly reissued, and for the first time, widely available outside Africa. Claude Ake (1939-1996) was one of Africa's most distinguished political and social scientists and democrats of the twentieth century, writing widely and polemically on what were his life-long concerns of democracy and the future of the African continent
Why humanitarian emergencies occur : insights from the interface of state, democracy, and civil society by Claude Ake( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratization of disempowerment in Africa by Claude Ake( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is Africa democratizing? by Claude Ake( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marginalization of Africa : notes on a productive confusion by Claude Ake( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new world order : a view from the south by Claude Ake( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of crisis and underdevelopment in Africa : selected works of Claude Ake by Claude Ake( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideology and African development : proceedings of the third Memorial Programme in honour of Prof. Claude Ake by Memorial Programme in Honour of Prof. Claude Ake( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development strategy for Nigeria after the structural adjustment programme by Claude Ake( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The challenge of African development : tributes and essays in honour of Claude Ake( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a theory of political integration by Claude Ake( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Niger Delta Development Commission : towards a development blueprint by Memorial Programme in Honour of Prof. Claude Ake( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social science issues in Nigeria by Claude Ake( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political linkage in Kenya : citizens, local elites, and legislators by Joel D Barkan( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Democracy and development in Africa
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The feasibility of democracy in AfricaSocial science as imperialism : a theory of political development
Alternative Names
Ake, C. 1939-1996

Ake, Claude E. 1939-1996

Ake, Klod.

Ake, Klod 1939-1996

Claude Ake hoogleraar uit Nigeria (1939-1996)

Claude Ake nigerianischer Politikwissenschaftler

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