Africa since independence : a comparative history
- Paul Nugent.
- 2nd ed.
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Physical description
- xxv, 653 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
- Nugent, Paul, 1962-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 591-634) and index.
- 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.
- Publisher's Summary
- A genuinely comparative study of the different trajectories and experiences of independent African states. This expanded, revised and updated new edition of an established text now includes the latest scholarship and features more on issues such as AIDS, urbanization, South Sudan, questions of citizenship and the importance of transnational spaces.
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- Publication date
- First edition published 2004.
- 9780230272880 (pbk.)
- 0230272886 (pbk.)
- 9780230272873 (hbk.)
- 0230272878 (hbk.)
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