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Africa since independence : a comparative history / Paul Nugent.

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Author/Creator:
Nugent, Paul, 1962-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
2nd ed. - Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • xxv, 653 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Note:
First edition published 2004.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 591-634) and index.
Contents:
  • Map 1 : Africa showing dates of independence
  • Introduction : the basis of comparison
  • 1. African independence : poisoned chalice or cup of plenty?
  • 2. A profile of Africa at independence
  • 3. The shape of things to come : irredentism, secessionism and the Pan-African ideal
  • 4. Modernity and tradition, power and prestige : monarchs, chiefs and politicians, 1956-74
  • 5. 'Ism schisms' : African socialism and home-grown capitalism, 1960-85
  • 6. Khaki fatigue : military rule in Africa, 1960-95
  • 7. Second liberation : guerrilla warfare, township revolt and the search for a new social order
  • 8. Invasion of the acronyms : SAPs, AIDS and the NGO takeover
  • 9. Democracy rediscovered : popular protest, elite mobilisation and the return of multipartyism, 1990-2011
  • 10. Millennial Africa : the national question revisited.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780230272880
0230272886
9780230272873
0230272878

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