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The state in Africa

Author: Jean-François Bayart
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

The State in Africa is one of the important and compelling texts of comparative politics and historical sociology of the last twenty years. Bayart rejects the assumption of African 'otherness' based  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-François Bayart
ISBN: 9780745644370 0745644376
OCLC Number: 1037754913
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xc, 370 pages.
Contents: Foreword by John Dunn Notice Preface to the second English edition (2009) Preface to the first English edition (1993) Preface to the original French edition (1989) Introduction Part One: The Genesis of the State Part Two: Scenarios in the Pursuit of Hegemony Part Three: Political Action Conclusion: Of Terroirs and Men NotesIndex
Responsibility: by Jean-François Bayart.


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"For anyone who wishes to understand the politics of Africa, there is no better book from which to start." Professor John Dunn, King's College, Cambridge "A masterpiece in Africanist literature." Read more...

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