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The Human and Geographical Contexts of Politics
The Colonial Context
Political Life and Institutions, 1944-1960
Society and Politics
Ideology and Political Style: The Uneasy Marriage of Thought and Action
Ethnicity, Religion, and National Politics
Structures, Processes, and Power
Experiments in Power, 1958-2003
Rulers and Leaders
In the Shadow of the State: The Domain of Nonformal Politics
Francophone Africa in the Global Arena
Principal Ethnic Groups
Decolonization Timeline, 1944-1960
General Elections in the AOF by Seats, 1945-1960
Administrative Hierarchy of the AOF
Structure of the RDA
Hodgkin's "Common Themes" of African Nationalism
African National Conferences: Political Events and Institutions, 1991-1993
Leadership Succession, 1958-2003
Freedom House Ratings, 2001-2002
Occupational Background: Independence Cabinets
Principal French Military Interventions, 1960-2003
Franco-African Summits and "Francophonie" Summit Conferences
Principal French Cooperation Accords with African and Malagache States
Political and Entrepreneurial Power Connections: "Francafrique"/Paris-Village Networks
Relationship of the Democratic Party of Guinea to the Government Organizational Structures, 1961.
The fourteen countries in west and equatorial Africa that formed the heart of what was once France's African colonial empire - all independent now for more than four decades - still retain French as an official language, remain attached to French culture, and maintain political links with France. Each country, however, has developed its own distinctive brand of politics. Victor Le Vine traces the political evolution of these countries, exploring the elements that have shaped their particular political dynamics while allowing them to remain part of a unique francophone sociopolitical community. Le Vine's provocative discussion of topics ranging from the colonial context, political culture, and religion to ""redemocratization, "" informal politics, and international relations offers a comprehensive, unique perspective on the workings of this relatively little-known group of states. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
2nd ed. - Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Book — 1 online resource (vi, 247 pages) : maps, illustrations Digital: data file.
List of illustrations-- Acknowledgements-- Note on the second edition--
2. Economy and society, 1880-1940--
3. Government and politics, 1880-1940--
4. Culture and religion, 1880-1940--
5. Economy and society, 1940-85--
6. Government and politics, 1940-85--
7. Culuture and religion, 1940-85--
8. Democracy and dependence, 1985-95--
9. Epilogue-- Bibliographical essay-- Index.
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This edition of Patrick Manning's established text includes two new chapters that discuss developments in the region since 1985, emphasising the democratisation movements of the 1980s and 1990s, the Francophone movement, and the crises in Rwanda and Burundi. Focusing on the French-speaking countries of west and central Africa, the book brings out the way in which the precolonial African heritage shaped new societies, in interaction with French and Belgian colonial rules, and with global economic and cultural forces. Three eras of change are described: the transition to colonial rule from 1880 to 1940, the transition to independent states from 1940 to 1985, and the reconfiguration of post-colonial society after 1985. The first edition of this book has been widely used in courses in African studies and African history. (source: Nielsen Book Data)