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Africa since independence : a comparative history

Author: Paul Nugent
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work presents a comparative study of the different trajectories and experiences of independent African states. It looks at the legacies of the various colonialist nations and analyzes territorial and boundary issues, as well as the contrasting ideological paths of the various African regimes.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Nugent
ISBN: 0333682726 9780333682722 0333682734 9780333682739
OCLC Number: 54537418
Description: xix, 620 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The basis of comparison. --
African independence: poisoned chalice or cup of plenty? --
A profile of Africa at independence. --
The shape of things to come: irredentism, secessionism and the Pan-African ideal. --
Modernity and tradition, power and prestige: monarchs, chiefs and politicians, 1956-74. --
'Ism schisms': African socialism and home-grown capitalism, 1960-85. --
Khaki fatigue: military rule in Africa, 1960-85. --
Second liberation: guerilla warfare, township revolt and the search for a new social order. --
Invasion of the acronyms: SAPs, AIDS and the NGO takeover. --
Democracy rediscovered: popular protest, elite mobilisation and the return of multipartyism. --
Millennial Africa: the national question revisited.
Responsibility: Paul Nugent.
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