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Burkina Faso : a history of power, protest, and revolution

Author: Ernest Harsch
Publisher: London : Zed Books, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A unique, in-depth political history of Burkina Faso, centred on the incredible events of 2014 in which a non-violent revolution overthrew the existing regime.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harsch, Ernest.
Burkina Faso.
London : Zed Books, [2017]
(OCoLC)979568619
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Harsch
ISBN: 9781786991386 1786991381 9781786991379 1786991373 9781786991393 178699139X
OCLC Number: 1005187823
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 287 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; About the Author; Title Page ; Copyright ; Contents ; Acknowledgments; Acronyms; 1. Insurgent Citizens and the State; Citizen Awakening ; 2. Uneasy Colonial Roots; Colonial Conquest and State-Making; Decolonization; 3. Ministries of Plunder; Officers at the Helm; Politicians Back at the Trough; "Lies and Deceit"; Colonels' "Discipline" ; 4. From Crisis to Revolution; The Conseil Du Salut Du Peuple; Power in the Balance ; The Conseil National De La Révolution; 5. Refashioning the State; Localization of the State; Transforming the Civil Service; New Courts to "Fry Big Fish." An Army of the People?6. On Fragile Ground; Budget Cutting in Public View; State Enterprises under a Microscope; Reinforcing Tax Collection; ""Home-Cooked"" Rigour; Seeking New Social Alliances; Nation-Building; 7. Mobilization from Above and Below; Confronting Rural Complexities; Social Mobilization; Village and Farmers' Associations; Women's Organization; Labour; Despots, Gangsters, and Imposters; 8. Coup and "Rectification"; Between Conciliation and Coercion; Social Tensions and Infighting; The October 1987 Coup; Flexible Helmsman for a Contradictory Course; In Search of New Allies. Political Adaptation9. "Democracy" with a Heavy Hand; Controlled Constitutionalization; Bitter Elections; An Encompassing "Party-State"; Patronage under Arms; Harvesting Votes; A Fragmented Opposition; Change Impossible?; 10. Enrichment in a Land of Poverty; Adjustment, Aid, and Conditionality; From Public to Private; Rural Inequities; Not All Glitter; Cronies, Fraudsters, and the Corrupt; A Tainted Military; Persistent Poverty; 11. Tug of War within the State; Pockets of Reform; Local Government and Contestation; Battling for Justice; "Kalashnikov Concerts" and Coup Plots. 12. Contention in the StreetsLocal and National; Culture of Protest; "Burkina Will Have Its Egypt!"; 13. From Confrontation to Insurrection; Recomposition, Above and Below; Burying a Senate; "Battle of the Stadiums"; Countdown to an Uprising; "Uprooted By the People"; 14. A Troubled Transition; Contradictory Pressures; Another Showdown; Rush to Reform; Towards Electoral Legitimacy; No ""Honeymoon""; 15. A New Burkina Faso?; Unfinished Reforms, New Challenges; Beyond Borders; Notes; References; Index.
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`A major achievement. Taking us from independence to the 2014 popular revolution, this brilliant book enriches our understanding of both revolutions and African history.' Jack A. Goldstone, George Read more...

 
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