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African politics in comparative perspective

Author: Göran Hydén
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"This revised and expanded second edition of African Politics in Comparative Perspective reviews fifty years of research on politics in Africa and addresses some issues in a new light, keeping in mind the changes in Africa since the first edition was written in 2004. The book synthesizes insights from different scholarly approaches and offers an original interpretation of the knowledge accumulated in the field.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Göran Hydén
ISBN: 9781107030473 1107030471 9781107651418 1107651417
OCLC Number: 794227994
Description: viii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The study of politics and Africa --
The supremacy of politics --
The problematic state --
The economy of affection --
Big man rule --
The policy paradox --
The agrarian question --
The gender issue --
The ethnic factor --
The external dimension --
What we know and how --
Quo vadis Africa?
Responsibility: Goran Hyden, University of Florida.

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This expanded second edition of African Politics in Comparative Perspective reviews fifty years of research on politics in Africa.  Read more...

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Review of the first edition: 'A most useful book that could be assigned for both graduate and undergraduate courses on African politics. Highly recommended.' Choice Review of the first edition: Read more...

 
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