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States and power in Africa : comparative lessons in authority and control

Author: Jeffrey Herbst
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
Series: Princeton studies in international history and politics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Theories of international relations have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. This work places the African state-building process in a comparative perspective, examining the problem of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Herbst
ISBN: 0691010285 9780691010281
OCLC Number: 849147358
Description: x, 280 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction 3 PART ONE: THE CHALLENGE OF STATE-BUILDING IN AFRICA 9 One The Challenge of State-Building in Africa 11 PART TWO: THE CONSTRUCTION OF STATES IN AFRICA 33 Two Power and Space in Precolonial Africa 35 Three The Europeans and the African Problem 58 Four The Political Kingdom in Independent Africa 97 PART THREE: NATIONAL DESIGN AND DOMESTIC POLITICS 137 Five National Design and the Broadcasting of Power 139 Six Chiefs, States, and the Land 173 PART FOUR: BOUNDARIES AND POWER 199 Seven The Coin of the African Realm 201 Eight The Politics of Migration and Citizenship 227 PART FIVE: CONCLUSION 249 Nine The Past and the Future of State Power in Africa 251 Index 273
Series Title: Princeton studies in international history and politics
Responsibility: Jeffrey Herbst.

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