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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
271 p. ; 18 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xx, 262 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm + 1 videodisc (77 min. : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 4 3/4 in.) Digital: video file; DVD video.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
29 pages ; 29 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
216 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
During the first 25 years of independence, the African state was largely driven from within by the ambition to establish political order in a world where national sovereignty over issues of development was not in question. The next 25 years have been characterized by a different dynamic: external influences have become increasingly important in shaping the behavior of the state and its direction. The main theme of this volume is that more is at stake today than in the past: not only control of the state, but also the nature of the regime. (Series: Afrikanische Studien/African Studies - Vol. 42).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783643110602 20160605
Green Library
208 pages ; 21 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource (162 pages) : illustrations, tables
  • Introduction 1. Colonialism, Racism and African Resistance 2. Instabilities, Adjustment and Renewal 3. Food Insecure and Vulnerable: The Politics of African Rural Livelihoods 4. Big Men & Little Women - The Politics of Gender in Africa 5. More than HIV/AIDS: the politics of health in Africa Conclusion: An African Renaissance.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781842779811 20180530
Democracy, prosperity and self-rule, this was the vision of African independence. Across the continent, however, the 'optimism' that characterized the immediate post-independence period has largely faded. Meanwhile, ordinary Africans lurch between undemocratic, unaccountable and unresponsive governments and a decaying traditional African past. How did things go so wrong? Why has the continent lagged behind others in economic development despite its potential natural resources? Why are so many African states prone to conflict? And why has democracy been slow to take root in a majority of the countries? Covering everything from African economies to the role of the state, rural livelihoods to issues of gender, 'Politics in Africa' offers a fresh perspective in answering these questions, making the continent's problems more understandable, less wretched and even intensely hopeful. Up-to-date, concise and provocative, this is indispensable reading for anyone interested in African politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781842779811 20180530
636 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
iv, 444 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction. Problematizing development in African politics / Luc Sindjoun. I. State, democracy and development: questioning the trinity. 1. Implications of the democracy/development relationship for conflict and governance / Dirk Kotze
  • 2. Reflections on principles and values of liberal democracy and international debt issues / Tukumbi Lumumba Kasongo
  • 3. Healing old wounds: elections and conflict in Southern Africa / Khabele Matlosa and Allan Mushonga
  • 4. The new role of the state in Africa's development: the case of Nigeria / Joseph E. Imhanlahimi
  • 5. Rethinking development in Africa: what about the 'overloaded' government? / Adekunle Amuwo. II. Natural resources and governance: towards an adequate linkage. 6. Natural resources distribution, agitation for resource control rights and the practice of federalism in Nigeria / A.A. Adesopo & A.S. Asaju
  • 7. Oil and politics of natural resources governance in Nigeria / Dauda S. Garuba. III. Civil society and development: beyond state domination. 8. Vigilantism vs. the state: a case for the rise and fall of Pagad, 1996-2003 / Keith Gottschalk
  • 9. The impact of the NGO revolution on transformation in Senegal / Nancy Kwang Johnson
  • 10. Rethinking civil society assistance / Bhekinkosi Moyo. IV. States and conflicts: conflict prevention as a tool of good governance. 11. State, ethnic militias and conflict in Nigeria / Augustine Ikelegbe
  • 12. Ethnic federalism and conflict management in Ethiopia: the case of Dire Dawa / Asnake Kefale
  • 13. The challenges of confidence-building measures for crisis management in Africa: some contending issues / Gani Joses Yoroms
  • 14. African peace summits and the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1998-2002 / Peter Morepje Nchabeleng. V. The dialectics of state universalism and societal relativism: the variable geometry of state building. 15. Citizenship and diversity in federal systems / Okwudiba Nnoli
  • 16. Localism, colonialism and Nigeria's nascent democracy / Christopher Isike
  • 17. State-civil society contestations: the case of Abuja indigenes / Kevin Ebele Adinnu
  • 18. (Dis)Content and perceived (il)legitimacy of the government among black and white South Africans, 1995-2000 / Marlene Roefs. VI. Reinventing development in Africa: beyond the charm of NEPAD. 19. Charity begins abroad: responses to the New Partnership for Africa's Development / Ukoha Ukiwo
  • 20. Towards the establishment of a pan-African university: a strategic concept on paper / Dani W. Nabudere
  • 21. NEPAD and African development: the musings of an academic pessimist / Kwame Boafo Arthur
  • 22. Domesticating Africa: fragments of old visions / Manar Elshorbagy.
Green Library
398 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
5, 3, 2, 11, 312 pages : map ; 23 cm.
East Asia Library

12. Big African states [2006]

[5], 301, [7] p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Africa's big dysfunctional states: an introductory overview / Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills
  • Ethiopia / Christopher Clapham
  • War over identity: the case of Sudan / Jack Kalpakian
  • Inching towards a country without a state: prebendalism, violence and state betrayal in Nigeria / Daniel C. Bach
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo / Claude Kabemba
  • From confusāo to estamos juntos? Bigness, development and state dysfunction in Angola / Greg Mills
  • South Africa: the contrarian big African state / Tim Hughes
  • Dysfunctional states, dysfunctional armed movements, and lootable commodities / Marina Ottaway
  • International responses to state dysfunctionality / Nicolas van de Walle
  • Conflict in Africa: armies, rebels and geography / Jeffrey Herbst
  • Africa's big states and organised crime / Gail Wannenburg
  • Leading large states / Joseph Ayee
  • Africa and its boundaries, a legal overview: from colonialism to the African Union / Garth Abraham
  • Conclusion: policy options for the problems of Africa's big states / Christopher Clapham.
One of the least challenged assumptions in the political analysis of the viability of states is that "bigger is better". Throughout the academic literature, across the policy debates, and in almost all public debate, large states are assumed to have a better chance for development and small states are assumed to be problematic. However, in sub-Saharan Africa, large states...have performed poorly.Western notions of statehood have tended to influence the analysis of the viability of states in Africa, particularly the view that larger states have the greater potential to sustain economic viability. Yet, against a background of much recent progress on the African continent in terms of economic development and improvements in governance, it is the larger African states which have persistently disappointed - both in terms of their own economic and political development and in terms of their ability to exert a positive influence on the region in which they are located. In this study of six African 'big states' specialists across a range of disciplines analyse both the country-specific factors which have led to all but one of these states being described as dysfunctional, as well as cross-cutting issues which affect all of the big states in Africa and which may have contributed to 'dysfunctionality'.The country-specific studies are combined with analyses of cross-cutting issues of leadership, rebellion, lootable commodities, and engagement with the international political and economic system. Finally, the conclusion considers some of the policy implications that emerge from the study.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781868144259 20160528
Green Library
x, 374 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library

14. Ecrits d'Afrique [2004]

517 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
xiv, 477 p. ; 23 cm.
  • State formation and nation-building in Africa (1975)
  • Africa : the political culture of nationhood and the political economy of the state (1983)
  • Francophone nations and English-speaking states : imperial ethnicity and African political formations (1983)
  • Ethnicity and national integration in Africa's experience (1969/1989)
  • Africa between nationalism and nationhood (1982)
  • Superpower ethics : a third world perspective (1987)
  • Unequal interdependence : towards a theory of north-south relations (1975)
  • Afrostroika and planned governance : economic adjustment and political engineering (1996)
  • On poet-presidents and philosopher-kings (1990)
  • Educated Africans in politics and society (1978)
  • Ghandi, Marx, and the warrior tradition (1977)
  • Amin versus Jimmy Carter : a moral cleavage between north and south? (1978)
  • Violent contiguity and the politics of re-tribalization in Africa (1969)
  • Soldiers as traditionalizers : military rule and the re-Africanization of Africa (1977)
  • The United Nations and African state sovereignty (1964)
  • The anatomy of violence in Black Africa : towards mechanisms for conflict resolution (1976)
  • From Pax Europa to Pax Africana : intervention and demilitarization in Africa (2001)
  • Ali Mazrui's political sociology of language / Mohamed Bakari
  • Culture, religion, and women's fate : Africa's triple heritage and Ali Mazrui's writings on gender and African women / Roberta Ann Dunbar
  • The nexus of the triple heritage and the call for justice in the scholarship of Ali Mazrui / Fouad Kalouche.
Green Library
ix, 351 p. : map, 21 cm.
Green Library
viii, 242 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1 Appraising the modern African state: extracts from creating political order, A. Zolberg-- markets and states in tropical Africa, Robert H. Bates-- no shortcuts to progress, Goran Hyden-- personal rule theory and practice in Africa, Robert H. Bates and C.G. Rosberg-- bringing the ruling class back in - class state and hegemony in Africa, R. Fatton-- l'etat, J.-F. Bayart-- citizen and subject, Mahmood Mamdani-- Africa works, Patrick Chabal and J.-P. Daloz. Part 2 Dimensions of conflict: internal dimension of warfare in Chad, Roy May-- confronting Leviathan - Mozambique since independence, M. Hall and Tom Young-- violence in Nigeria, Toyin Falola-- ritual and political forms of violent practice among the Suri of southern Ethiopia-- the spread of political violence in Congo-Brazzaville, R. Bazenguissa-Ganga. Part 3 The local and the traditional: chiefs, sub-chiefs and local control - negotiations over land, struggles over meaning, M. Goheen-- commensality, process and the moral order - an example from southern Ethiopia, John Hamer-- locating the politics of a Sierra Leonean chiefdom, Richard Fanthorpe-- between peace and justice - dispute settlement between Karaboro agriculturalists and Fulbe agro-pastoralists in Burkina Faso. Part 4 The politics of new social forces: urban youth and Senegalese politics, M. Diouf-- the social power of religious organization and civil society, Ronald Kassimir-- changing the rules - the politics of liberalization and the urban informal economy in Tanzania, Aili Mari Tripp-- gender, democratization and associational life in Kenya, Bessie House-Midamba. Part 5 Political change: the local state in post-war Mozambique, Jocelyn Alexander-- post-socialist micro-politics - Kilimanjaro 1993, Sally Falk Moore-- aspects of democracy and democratization in Zambia and Botswana, Wim van Binsbergen-- imagining democracy - political culture and democratization in Buganda, Mikael Karlstrom-- witchcraft, violence and democracy in the new South Africa, Adam Ashforth.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780852552575 20160528
These readings focus on African politics. The topics covered include: African socialism; the Eritrean war; violence in Nigeria; the social power of religious organization and civil society; and aspects of democracy and democratization in Zambia and Botswana.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780852552575 20160528
Green Library
xviii, 326 p. : 1 map ; 22 cm.
Green Library
v, 182 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
120 p. : map ; 18 cm.
Green Library


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