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18 p.
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198 p. ; 24 cm.
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1 online resource (247 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • Introduction-- 1. Fragments of democracy-- 2. Cultures of resistance-- 3. The second liberation-- 4. Exporting elections-- 5. Subverting democracy-- 6. The democratic dividend-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781139030892 20160618
This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of democracy in Africa and explains why the continent's democratic experiments have so often failed, as well as how they could succeed. Nic Cheeseman grapples with some of the most important questions facing Africa and democracy today, including whether international actors should try and promote democracy abroad, how to design political systems that manage ethnic diversity, and why democratic governments often make bad policy decisions. Beginning in the colonial period with the introduction of multi-party elections and ending in 2013 with the collapse of democracy in Mali and South Sudan, the book describes the rise of authoritarian states in the 1970s; the attempts of trade unions and some religious groups to check the abuse of power in the 1980s; the remarkable return of multiparty politics in the 1990s; and finally, the tragic tendency for elections to exacerbate corruption and violence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781139030892 20160618
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320 p. : col. ill., maps ; 21 cm.
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38 p.
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271 p. ; 18 cm.
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186 p. : 1 map ; 20 cm
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251, [5] pages ; 21 cm.
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xiii, 299 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction and Notes on Human Rights in the Age of Terrorism and the War on TerrorEunice N. Sahle2. Africa's "Constitutionalism Revival": False Start or New Dawn?H. Kwasi Prempeh3. Some Perspectives on Durability and Change under Modern African ConstitutionsCharles M. Fombad4. Promoting Gender Equality in the Era of Democracy and Constitutionalism in Southern AfricaEunice N. Sahle5. Dressing and Addressing the Kenyan Judiciary: Reflections on the History and Politics of Judicial Attire and AddressWilly Mutunga6. Understanding Changing Norms of Sovereignty and Intervention in Africa: 2000 Constitutive Act of The African Union, Article 4(h)Jason Warner7. Electoral Democracy and Election Coalitions in Former Settler Colonies in Africa: Is Democracy on Trial or Trial or on Reserve Gear in Kenya, Cote D'Ivoire and Zimbabwe?Peter Anyang' Nyong'o8. Major Challenges of Governance in Africa TodayGeorges Nzongola-Ntalaja9. State, Civil Society and Democracy in Kenya: Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice (KPTJ) and the political crisis of 2007-2008Anders Sjogren, Onyango Oloo and Shailja Patel.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137555915 20170907
This volume explores contemporary political developments in various parts of Africa in the age of democracy, constitutionalism, the securitization of development, and global terrorism. The contributions by leading observers of constitutionalism and African politics in the context of a global political and economic system provide a nuanced understanding of important themes in contemporary African politics: constitutionalism, democratic politics and governance, women's rights, the African Union, securitization of development, civil society, and debates concerning global terrorism and the war on terror. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars, civil society organizations, and public policy makers interested in contemporary African politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137555915 20170907
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vi, 298 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: state, civil society and external interests
  • History: Africa's pre-colonial and colonial inheritance ; Case study: Kenya's historical inheritance
  • Ideology: nationalism, socialism, populism and state capitalism ; Case study: socialism and Ujamaa in Tanzania
  • Ethnicity and religion: 'tribes', gods and political identity ; Case study: ethnicity, religion and the nation-state in Nigeria
  • Social class: the search for class politics in Africa ; Case study: social class in Botswana
  • Legitimacy: neo-patrimonialism, personal rule and the centralisation of the African state ; Case study: personal rule in Côte D'Ivoire
  • Coercion: military intervention in African politics ; Case study: Uganda's 1971 military coup
  • Sovereignty I: external influences on African politics ; Case study: Somalia's international relations
  • Sovereignty II: neo-colonialism, structural adjustment and Africa's political economy ; Case study: Ghana's structural adjustment
  • Authority: the crises of accumulation, governance and state collapse ; Case study: Zaire, Mobutu¿s vampire state
  • Democracy: re-legitimising the african state? ; Case study: Zimbabwe's fall from democratic grace
  • Conclusions: the changing relationship between state, civil society and external interests in the post colonial era.
The fourth edition of An Introduction to African Politics is an ideal textbook for those new to the study of this fascinating continent. It gets to the heart of the politics of this part of the world. How is modern Africa still influenced by its colonial past? How do strong ethnic and religious identities on the continent affect government? Why has the military been so influential? How does African democracy differ from democracy in the West? These are the sorts of question tackled by the book. The result is a textbook that identifies the essential features of African politics, allowing students to grasp the recurring political patterns that have dominated this continent since independence. Key features include: * Thematically organised, with individual chapters exploring issues such as colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, religion, social class, ideology, legitimacy, authority, sovereignty and democracy. * Identifies key recurrent themes such as the competitive relationships between the African state, its civil society and external interests. * Contains useful boxed case studies at the end of each chapter, including: Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Botswana, Cote d'Ivoire, Uganda, Somalia, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe. * Each chapter concludes with key terms and definitions, as well as questions and advice on further reading. This textbook is essential reading for students seeking an accessible introduction to the complex social relationships and events that characterise the politics of post-colonial Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138782839 20160822
Green Library
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xii, 215 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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x, 363 p.
  • pt. 1. Postcolonial nation-building processes
  • pt. 2. Governance, democracy and development
  • pt. 3. The new scramble for Africa : Brazil, Russia, India and China
  • pt. 4. Indigenous knowledge systems
  • pt. 5. Twenty-first century pan-Africanism.
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viii, 191 pages ; 22 cm
Green Library
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xv, 291 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: State, Civil Society and External Interests 2. History: Africa's Pre-Colonial and Colonial Inheritance 3. Ideology: Nationalism, Socialism, Populism and State Capitalism 4. Ethnicity and Religion: 'Tribes', Gods and Political Identity 5. Social Class: The Search for Class Politics in Africa 6. Legitimacy: Neo-Patrimonialism, Personal Rule and the Centralisation of the African State 7. Coercion: Military Intervention in African politics 8. Sovereignty I: External Influences on African politics 9. Sovereignty II: Neo-Colonialism, Structural Adjustment and Africa's Political Economy 10. Authority: The Crises of Accumulation, Governance and State Collapse 11. Democracy: Re-Legitimising the African State? 12. Conclusions: State and Civil Society in Post-Colonial Africa.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415482875 20160604
The third edition of An Introduction to African Politics continues to be the ideal textbook for those new to the study of this fascinating continent. It gets to the heart of the politics of this part of the world, tackling questions such as: How is modern Africa still influenced by its colonial past? How do strong ethnic identities on the continent affect government? Why has the military been so influential? Why do African states have such difficulty managing their economies? How does African democracy differ from democracy in the West? The result is a textbook that identifies the essential features of African politics, allowing students to grasp the recurring political patterns that have dominated this continent since independence. Features and benefits of the third edition: * Thematically organised, with individual chapters exploring issues such as colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, religion, social class, ideology, legitimacy, authority, sovereignty and democracy. * Identifies key recurrent themes such as the competitive relationships between the African state, its civil society and external interests. * Contains useful boxed case studies at the end of each chapter, including: Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Botswana, Cote d'Ivoire, Uganda, Somalia, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe. * Each chapter concludes with key terms and definitions, as well as questions and advice on further reading. * Illustrated throughout with images of important political figures, and key moments in African history. * Important terms and concepts are explained in a clear and accessible manner and supported by contemporary examples. This expanded, fully revised and updated edition remains the ideal gateway for students seeking to make sense of the dynamic and diverse political systems that are a feature of this fascinating part of the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415482875 20160604
Green Library
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xxxi, 252 p. : ill.
  • pt. 1. Local and national dimensions
  • pt. 2. Regional and continental reconstruction : governance, security and economic dimensions
  • pt. 3. External relations and issue areas
  • pt. 4. Conclusion.
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xi, 260 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Black consciousness as an expression of radical responsibility : Biko, an African Bonhoeffer
  • African identity, race and justice : post-1994 perspectives
  • African diversity : challenges in a multicultural and poly-ethnic world
  • African hermeneutics and the dynamics of African theology
  • African spirituality and the poverty of western religious experience
  • Empowerment of the poor : changing our mind.s about affluence and poverty
  • Africans as world citizens in a post-democratic world
  • Global partners for local initiatives : NEPAD in the era of globalisation
  • Fair elections and an ethics of power sharing in Africa
  • African technology with a human face
  • Technoscience and personhood in Africa and the West
  • African customs and human rights in South Africa after 1996 : responses and challenges
Green Library
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8, 399 p. ; 22 cm.
East Asia Library
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321 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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v, 190 p. ; 21 cm.
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x, 904 p. ; 23 cm.
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