Africa Works

Disorder as Political Instrument

Author: Patrick Chabal,Jean-Pascal Daloz

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780852558140

Category: Africa

Page: 170

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Africa's Health Challenges

Sovereignty, Mobility of People and Healthcare Governance

Author: Andrew F. Cooper,John J. Kirton,Franklyn Lisk,Hany Besada

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317184025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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This volume addresses the ideational and policy-oriented challenges of Africa’s health governance due to voluntary and involuntary cross-border migration of people and diseases in a growing 'mobile Africa'. The collected set of specialized contributions in this volume examines how national and regional policy innovation can address the competing conception of sovereignty in dealing with Africa’s emerging healthcare problems in a fast-paced, interconnect world.


The Politics of Suffering and Smiling

Author: Patrick Chabal

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848136021

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The question usually asked about Africa is: 'why is it going wrong?' Is the continent still suffering from the ravages of colonialism? Or is it the victim of postcolonial economic exploitation, poor governance and lack of aid? Whatever the answer, increasingly the result is poverty and violence. In Africa: The Politics of Suffering and Smiling Patrick Chabal approaches this question differently by reconsidering the role of theory in African politics. Chabal discusses the limitations of existing political theories of Africa and proposes a different starting point; arguing that political thinking ought to be driven by the need to address the immediacy of everyday life and death. How do people define who they are? Where do they belong? What do they believe? How do they struggle to survive and improve their lives? What is the impact of illness and poverty? In doing so, Chabal proposes a radically different way of looking at politics in Africa and illuminates the ways ordinary people 'suffer and smile'. This is a highly original addition to Zed's groundbreaking World Political Theories series.


A Quarterly Review of Resources for Education and Action

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Developing countries

Page: N.A

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