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When things fell apart : state failure in late-century Africa

Author: Robert H Bates
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: In the later decades of the 20th century, Africa plunged into political chaos. States failed, governments became predators, and citizens took up arms. In When Things Fell Apart, Robert H. Bates advances an explanation of state failure in Africa. In so doing, he not only plumbs the depths of the continent's late-century tragedy, but also the logic of political order and the foundations of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Bates
ISBN: 9780521887359 0521887356 9780521715256 0521715253
OCLC Number: 147985459
Notes: Acknowledgments -- Part 1: Introduction -- 1: Introduction -- 2: From fable to fact -- Part 2: Sowing The Seeds -- 3: Political legacies -- 4: Policy choices -- 6: Subnational tensions -- Part 3: Things Fall Apart -- 6: Things fall apart -- 7: Conclusion -- Part 4: Appendix -- Cross-national regressions -- Bibliography -- Index.
Description: xiv, 191 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Details: Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
Contents: Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction ; 2. From fable to fact --
Part II. Sowing the Seeds: 3. Political legacies ; 4. Policy choices ; 5. Subnational tensions --
Part III. Things Fall Apart: 6. Things fall apart: 7. Conclusion --
Part IV. Appendix.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Responsibility: Robert H. Bates.
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