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xxv, 250 pages ; 24 cm
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xxvii, 178 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
  • Reconstructing Bantu histories of expansion
  • Historicizing social values and structures over the longue durée: lineage, belonging, and heterarchy
  • Knowledge: educating the generations
  • Inventions of technology and art
  • Hospitality.
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xiii, 403 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: Transitions in China-Africa Relations and Future of Peace and Security Cooperation-- Prof Abiodun Alao and Dr. ZHANG Chun.- Section One. Africa's Peace and Security and China's Evolving Policy.- Chapter 1: Africa's Peace and Security Challenges-- Prof Abiodun Alao.- Chapter 2: Seeking Security in Africa: China's Evolving Approach to Africa's Peace and Security Architecture-- Prof Chris Alden.- Chapter 3: `Developmental Peace': Understanding China's Africa Policy in Peace and Security-- Dr. WANG Xuejun.- Chapter 4: China's Development-Oriented Peacekeeping Strategy in Africa-- Dr. XUE Lei.- Chapter 5: On China's Military Diplomacy in Africa-- Mr. SHEN Zhixiong.- Chapter 6: China-Africa Cooperative Partnership for Peace and Security-- Dr Zhang Chun.- Section Two. Case Studies.- Chapter 7: The Horn of Africa, Security and the Role of China-- Dr Asnake Kefale.- Chapter 8: China's Crisis Management in Africa: the case study of Darfur-- Dr. JIAN Junbo.- Chapter 9: The Evolution of China's Conflict Mediation in Sudan and South Sudan-- Dr. Laura Barber.-Chapter 10: China's Role in Post Conflict Reconstruction in the two Sudans-- Dr Dan Large.- Chapter 11: China's Participation in UN Peacekeeping in Mali-- Dr Niall Duggan.- Chapter 12: China's Role in Post Conflict Reconstruction in Liberia-- Dr Guillaume Moumouni.- Chapter 13: The Protection of China's Overseas Interests in Central and Southern Africa: The Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo-- Prof Wang Duanyong.- Section Three. The Global Context.- Chapter 14: China and the UN Arms Trade Treaty-- Bernardo Mariani (Saferworld).- Chapter 15. China's Approach to Security in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: A suitable model for Africa?-- Rudolf Du Plessis.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319528922 20171017
This book investigates the expanding involvement of China in security cooperation in Africa. Drawing on leading and emerging scholars in the field, the volume uses a combination of analytical insights and case studies to unpack the complexity of security challenges confronting China and the continent. It interrogates how security considerations impact upon the growing economic and social links China has developed with African states.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319528922 20171017
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xxxii, 199 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
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xvii, 271 pages ; 24 cm
Looking at political mobilization in the years leading up to the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, one can notice a stark disparity between the number of people who participated in online organizing and the number of individuals who protested in the streets. During one silent demonstration organized by the We are all Khaled Said Facebook page in 2010, when the numbers in the streets were limited, one activist posted, "Where are the people who said they were coming? Where are the 10,000 men and women?" For years prior to the Arab Spring, opposition activists in Egypt organized protests with limited success. So why and how did thousands of Egyptian citizens suddenly take to the streets against the Mubarak regime in January 2011? Contesting the Repressive State not only answers this question, but asks specifically why and how people who are not part of political movements choose to engage or not engage in anti-government protest under repressive regimes. The central argument is that individuals are rational actors and their decisions to protest or not protest are based on the intersection of three factors: political opportunity structures, mobilizing structures, and framing processes (or the way in which the media presents particular issues). In turn, specific situations and frames trigger emotion in people, and it is this emotion that drives people to protest. Each chapter looks at a different facet of the revolutionary process (grievances, online participation, media framing, government violence) and identifies a relationship between key structural factors in each and the emotional responses they produce. Contesting the Repressive State is based on 170 interviews conducted in Egypt, during the Arab Spring, both with people who participated in street protests and those who did not. Ultimately, Kira D. Jumet explores how social media, violent government repression, changes in political opportunities, and the military influenced individual decisions to protest or not protest.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190688462 20171211
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236 pages ; 24 cm
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98 pages ; 25 cm.
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8. Egypt [2018]

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xii, 245 pages : map ; 22 cm.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS PREFACE CHAPTER ONE: ERODING HISTORICAL LEGACIES Causes of the uprising Why the uprising was not anticipated Why the uprising failed Consequences of the coup-volution Weakening state institutions Fraying political community Conclusion CHAPTER TWO: THE DEEP STATE PRESIDES: MILITARY, PRESIDENCY, AND INTELLIGENCE SERVICES A limited access order Despotic not infrastructural power: a fierce but brittle state Caught in a socio-fiscal trap The deep state tripod The military Intelligence services The presidency Conclusion CHAPTER THREE: UNDER THE THUMB--BUREAUCRATS, JUDGES AND PARLIAMENTARIANS Executive branch Penetration by the deep state Divided and ruled Hyper centralization Judicial branch Nominal autonomy and the carrot and the stick Institutionally isolated with restricted jurisdictions Parliament Selection not election Lurking behind the benches: subordination to the deep state Isolated and ungrounded: parliament cut off at the feet Conclusion CHAPTER FOUR: POLITICAL AND CIVIL SOCIETY--LITTLE ROOM TO BREATHE The Religious Christians MuslimsNofficial Islam MuslimsNIslamist organizations Jihadis Indiscriminate rather than selective deterrence Hobbled vanguards: youth and organized labor Conclusion CHAPTER FIVE: REAPING WHAT IS SOWN In search of a development model Rent seeking in lieu of development Human resources imperiled Physical and environmental decay Foreign policy adrift Conclusion CHAPTER SIX: THE ROCKY ROAD AHEAD.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509520497 20171204
Egypt is one of the few great empires of antiquity that exists today as a nation state. Despite its extraordinary record of national endurance, the pressures to which Egypt currently is subjected and which are bound to intensify are already straining the ties that hold its political community together, while rendering ever more difficult the task of governing it. In this timely book, leading expert on Egyptian affairs Robert Springborg explains how a country with such a long and impressive history has now arrived at this parlous condition. As Egyptians become steadily more divided by class, religion, region, ethnicity, gender and contrasting views of how, by whom and for what purposes they should be governed, so their rulers become ever more fearful, repressive and unrepresentative. Caught in a downward spiral in which poor governance is both cause and consequence, Egypt is facing a future so uncertain that it could end up resembling neighboring countries that have collapsed under similar loads. The Egyptian "hot spot", Springborg argues, is destined to become steadily hotter, with ominous implications for its peoples, the Middle East and North Africa, and the wider world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509520497 20171204
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xv, 295 pages ; 22 cm
This book deals with the sudden demise of Islamists in Egypt and prospects for democratization. It provides an overview of the different causes of the downfall of Morsi and the Islamists in Egypt. Additionally, it is posited that Morsi's coup-proofing strategy, which was modeled after Mubarak's, was responsible for the military turning against him. The author also argues that the Muslim Brotherhood's belief system played a major role in their downfall. The strained civil-military relations in Egypt are examined, as well as its likely future. This project will be of interest to diplomats; journalists; International Affairs specialists, strategists, or scholars of Egyptian politics and the Arab Spring; and anyone interested in social movements and democratization in the Middle East.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319560199 20170829
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290 pages ; 25 cm.
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xi, 295 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction2. The Two Trips and Petitions to the Center of the Empire3. Spying on Political Activism 4. Pan Africanism, Discussions on Strategy for Liberation, Marriage and Surveillance 5. Back Home: Politics of Nationalism, Mau Mau, Prison and Surveillance 6. "Let Jomo Go": Defining and Framing a Symbol7. The Search for Alternatives8. The Turning Point: Kenyatta and Malcolm MacDonald.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319508948 20171204
This book is the first systematic political history of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's founding president. The first of two parts, it explores Kenyatta's formative years in nationalist activism in Kenya and Britain, the complex links between colonial and British intelligence services and Kenyatta's career and the political compromise he forged between Kenya and Britain. This book draws on primary sources to analyze this compromise, which marked his transformation from "leader to darkness and death" to the most beloved post-colonial African leader in the West.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319508948 20171204
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xiii, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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xiv, 139 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction Theoretical and Methodological Considerations Mauritania's Colonels: A Portrayal Unworkable Co-Habitation: The `National Question' Democratization and Military Withdrawal The Challenge of Socioeconomic Development The Colonels' Foreign Policy: An Extension of the `National Question'? Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138059481 20171201
This book, the result of more than a decade of research, focuses on the socio-political dynamics and civil-military relations in a little studied country: Mauritania, located in the troubled North-western part of Africa. Boubacar N'Diaye brings into light the political evolution of this country which holds lessons for African politics, and could affect the future of the West African sub-region. Mauritania's Colonels examines the personalities and policy of five military officers turned heads of state who ruled Mauritania for nearly forty years. After comparing and contrasting the personal traits, social origins, itineraries, and evolution as military officers, it critically evaluates the policies they enacted to address four key challenges their country faces. These are, namely, the difficult cohabitation between the country's ethno-cultural communities, the illusive democratization and military withdrawal from politics, the judicious management of the country's abundant natural resources to meet the socioeconomic needs of their people, and the prudent conduct of foreign policy given Mauritania's location, straddling Arab North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Showing the impact that each Colonel has had on the evolution of Mauritania, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of West Africa, African politics, civil-military relations and democratization processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138059481 20171201
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xiv, 256 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Part I: Conceptualisation and performance of national liberation movements-cum-governments
  • Introduction: Understanding national liberation movements / Redie Bereketeab
  • Varieties of African liberation movement governments / M.A. Mohamed Salih
  • Liberation movements and the "democratic deficit" / John Markakis
  • Part II: Liberation struggles against European colonisation
  • The MPLA government and its post-liberation record in Angola / Paulo Ingles
  • From former liberation movement to four decades in government: the maintenance of the Frelimo state / Adriano Nuvunga
  • From Cabral's liberation movement to power struggle and ideological erosion: the decline of PAIGC in Guinea-Bissau / Birgit Embaló
  • From anticolonial liberation movement to ruling party: the FLN in Algeria / Yahia H. Zoubir
  • Part III: Liberation struggles against white minority rule
  • The African National Congress: from liberation movement to neoliberal state manager / Patrick Bond
  • ZANU-PF in power in Zimbabwe, 1980-2013: towards explaining why former liberation movements fail as governments / Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
  • Part IV: Liberation struggles against annexation by neighbouring countries
  • Struggle mentality versus democracy: the case of SWAPO of Namibia / Henning Melber
  • Problems of transition to civic governance in Eritrea / Redie Bereketeab
  • Understanding rebellion in South Sudan / Leben Nelson Moro
  • Part V: Liberation struggles for reform (regime change)
  • Liberation movements turned governments: the Ugandan experience / George G. Okiror
  • Ethiopia: the quest for transformation under EPRDF / Kassahun Berhanu
  • Liberation struggle for regime change: Somaliland's transition from conflict to civilian government / Michael Walls
  • Between the devil and the deep blue sea: the birth and breakdown of Somali armed movements, 1976-99 / Mohamed Haji Ingiriis.
Africa is well known for the production of national liberation movements (NLMs), stemming from a history of exploitation, colonisation and slavery. NLMs are generally characterised by a struggle carried out by or in the name of suppressed people for political, social, cultural, economic, territorial liberation and decolonisation. Dozens of NLMs have ascended to state power in Africa following a successful violent popular struggle either as an outright military victory or a negotiated settlement.ã National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa analyses the performance of NLMs after they gain state power. The book tracks the initial promises and guiding principles of NLMs against their actual record in achieving socio-economic development goals such as peace, stability, state building and democratisation. The book explores the various different struggles for liberation, whether against European colonialism, white minority rule, neighbouring countries, or for internal reform or regime change. Bringing together case studies from Somalia, Somaliland, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Namibia, Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Algeria, the book builds a comprehensive analysis of the challenges NLMs face when ascending to state power, and why so many ultimately end in failure. This is an ideal resource for scholars, policy makers and students with an interest in African development, politics, and security studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106826 20171017
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xii, 465 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction 1. The Nigeria-Biafra war: postcolonial conflict and the question of genocide Lasse Heerten and A. Dirk Moses Section I Genocide and the Biafran bid for self-determination 2. Irreconcilable narratives: Biafra, Nigeria and arguments about genocide, 1966-70 Douglas Anthony 3. Marketing genocide: Biafran propaganda strategies during the Nigerian civil war, 1967-1970 Roy Doron 4. The case against Victor Banjo: legal process and the governance of Biafra Samuel Fury Childs Daly 5. The Biafran secession and the limits of self-determination Brad Simpson Section II A global event 6. The UK and 'genocide' in Biafra Karen E. Smith 7. France and the Nigerian civil war, 1967-1970 Christopher Griffin 8. Israel, Nigeria, and the Biafra civil war 1967-1970 Zach Levey 9. Strange bedfellows: an unlikely alliance between the Soviet Union and Nigeria during the Biafran War Maxim Matusevich 10. West German sympathy for Biafra, 1967-1970: actors, perceptions and motives Florian Hannig 11. Dealing with 'genocide': the ICRC and the UN during the Nigeria-Biafra war, 1967-1970 Marie-Luce Desgrandchamps 12. Humanitarian encounters: Biafra, NGOs and imaginings of the Third World in Britain and Ireland, 1967-70 Kevin O'Sullivan 13. 'And starvation is the grim reaper': the American Committee to Keep Biafra Alive and the genocide question during the Nigerian civil war, 1968-1970 Brian McNeil 14. 'Black America cares': the response of African Americans to civil war and 'genocide' in Nigeria, 1967-1970 James Farquharson Section III Trauma and memory 15. Women and the Biafra-Nigeria war Gloria Chuku 16. 'Biafra of the mind': MASSOB and the mobilization of history Ike Okonta 17. Memory as social burden: collective remembrance of the Biafran War and imaginations of socio-political marginalization in contemporary Nigeria Edlyne Anugwom 18. The Asaba massacre and the Nigerian civil war: Reclaiming hidden history S. Elizabeth Bird and Fraser Ottanelli 19. Imagined nations and imaginary Nigeria: Chinua Achebe's quest for a country Mpalive-Hangson Msiska.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415347587 20171218
This volume is the first comprehensive and balanced historical account of the momentous Nigeria-Biafra war. It offers a multi-perspectival treatment of the conflict that explores issues such as local experiences of victims, the massive relief campaigns by humanitarian NGOs and international organizations like the Red Cross, the actions of foreign powers with interests in the conflict and the significance of the international public sphere, in which the propaganda and public relations war was waged.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415347587 20171218
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242 pages ; 24 cm
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xxi, 483 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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xxii, 368 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Interpreting West Africa's European Fortifications2. Grossfriedrichsburg, the First German Colony in Africa?: Brandenburg-Prussia, Atlantic entanglements and national memory3. 'Far from my native land, and far from you': reimagining the British at Cape Coast Castle in the nineteenth century4. Viewed from a Distance: eighteenth-century printed images of fortifications on the coast of West Africa5. Illusions of Grandeur and Protection? Perceptions and (mis)representations of the defensive efficacy of European-built Fortifications on the Gold Coast, 17th-early 19th Centuries6. Female Agency in a Cultural Confluence: Women, trade and politics in seventeenth and eighteenth century Gold Coast society7. Fort Metal Cross: commercial epicentre of the British on the Gold Coast8. European Fortifications in West Africa as Architectural Containers and Oppressive Contraptions9. A Theatre of Memory of the Transatlantic Slave Trade: Cape Coast Castle and its Museum10. Diplomacy, Identity and Appropriation of the "Door of No Return": President Barack Obama and family in Ghana and the Cape Coast Castle, 200911. Re-Creating Pre-Colonial Forts and Castles: heritage policies and restoration practices in the Gold Coast/Ghana, 1945 to 1970s.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319392813 20171017
These essays reexamine European forts in West Africa as hubs where different peoples interacted, negotiated and transformed each other socially, politically, culturally, and economically. This collection brings together scholars of history, archaeology, cultural studies, and others to present a nuanced image of fortifications, showing that over time the functions and impacts of the buildings changed as the motives, missions, allegiances, and power dynamics in the region also changed. Focusing on the fortifications of Ghana, the authors discuss how these structures may be interpreted as connecting Ghanaian and West African histories to a multitude of global histories. They also enable greater understanding of the fortifications' contemporary use as heritage sites, where the Afro-European experience is narrated through guided tours and museums.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319392813 20171017
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112 pages ; 25 cm.
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