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State of the Continent : A Mid-Century Assessment of Political Performance in Africa

Author: John M Fobanjong; Project Muse.
Publisher: Denver, CO : Spears Media Press, 2018.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1083583190
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John M Fobanjong; Project Muse.
ISBN: 9781942876366 194287636X
OCLC Number: 1084450505
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgement; Preface; Chapter 1 --
Historical Backdrop; Assessing the Colonial Relationship Between Africa and Europe; Assessing the Claim that Africa Cannot Govern Itself; The Paradox of Poverty in Wealth; Sharing the Blame; Chapter 2 --
Understanding Africa from a Comparative Perspective; The Serendipitous Discovery of Africa and the Americas; Shared Colonial Experiences --
Africa and the United States; The Task of Nation Building; Legitimacy and the Task of Nation Building in Africa; Africa's Long Walk with Globalization Chapter 3 --
Global Challenges the West has Won with the Help of AfricaHelping the West Tame the American Wilderness; Helping the West Overtake China; Helping the West Neutralize and Disintegrate the Ottoman Empire; Helping Europeans Expel Muslims from East Africa; Helping America win the Revolutionary War Against Great Britain; Helping the North Win the American Civil War; Helping with America's Westward Expansion of the United States; Helping America Win Worlds War I & II; Helping America Win the Cold War; Helping America in the Global War Against Terrorism Damage Control on a Fumbled Foreign PolicyChina vs. the US in Africa --
Who Has it Right?; Chapter 4 --
Pondering Africa's Failures; A Short-lived Colonial Experience; Blind Respect for Colonially Imposed Boundaries; Failed Democratic Experiments; Absence of a Democratic Culture; How Freedom in Africa was Destroyed by the Imposition of European Rule; Africa's Failure to Adopt a Defined Ideology; Failed Economic Experiments; Marketing through Marketing Boards; The Production/Consumption Paradox in Africa; Lack of Vision in African Leadership; Promoting Capitalism without Capital The Colonial ParadoxWhy the Winds of Democracy Blew in from the East, Not from the West; The Euphemism of Africa as a Continent of "Developing Nations"; Chapter 5 --
Could Africa be Saying No to Modernity?; Identifying the Missing Link; Try Modernizing the Amish; Chapter 6 --
Assessing the Performance of Internal Influences; The Quest for Self-Aggrandizement; Africa Presidential Dynasties; Ranking the Priorities of African Leaders; Missing a National Will; The Psychological Mindset of Corruption in Africa; What if Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Ted Turner Were Born in Africa? What if Computers and the Internet Were Invented in Africa?Electoral Fraud and the Paradox of Pro-Independence Referendums; A Performance Appraisal of Self-Rule in Africa; How African Leaders Try to Justify their Poor Performance; Could Africa be Ripe for Re-colonization?; Sharing the Blame for Africa's Failure with the Citizens of Africa; What Africa's Driving Culture can Teach us About African Political Culture; The Perception of Politics as a Matter of Life and Death in Africa; Conclusion; Chapter 7 --
Assessing the Performance of External Influences; The European Colonial Legacy
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: John M. Fobanjong.

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