Readings in African Politics

Author: Tom Young

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253343598

Category: History

Page: 242

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Readings in African Politics provides an overview of key topics and themes that collectively contribute to an understanding of politics in Africa. The selections included here come from a wide range of Western and non-Western sources and together represent core knowledge in the field of African politics. Topic areas covered are methods for appraising the modern African state, approaches to understanding African states and their politics, dimensions of regional conflict, conflict between traditional and modern values, the politics of new social forces, and the meaning of contemporary trends. An introductory essay by Tom Young sketches the terrain of politics in Africa from national and international efforts toward development to local problems such as corruption and ethnic conflict. Readers at all levels will find even-handed coverage of politics in sub-Saharan Africa's more than 30 states from the early years of independence to today.
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Essential Readings in World Politics

Author: Karen A. Mingst,Jack L. Snyder

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393921960

Category: Political Science

Page: 784

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Classic readings and contemporary articles on ongoing international political problems, from a wide range of perspectives.
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Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa

Author: Naomi Chazan,Robert Mortimer,John Ravenhill,Donald S. Rothchild

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa

Page: 483

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Africa has undergone significant political, economic and social change since 1988. Now revised and updated, this book includes current economic, social and political data, as well as new sections on the dismantling of apartheid, civil society, democratizat
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An Introduction to African Politics

Author: Alex Thomson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131766339X

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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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, Côte 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.
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The Postcolonial State in Africa

Fifty Years of Independence, 1960–2010

Author: Crawford Young

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 029929143X

Category: History

Page: 468

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"A highly readable, sweeping, and yet detailed analysis of the African state in all its failures and moments of hope. Crawford Young manages to touch upon all the important issues in the discipline and crucial developments in the recent history of the African continent. This book will be a classic."---Pierre Englebert, author of Africa Unity, Sovereignty, and Sorrow --
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Essential Readings in World Politics

Author: Heather Elko McKibben,Karen A. Mingst,Jack L. Snyder

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393664614

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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An affordable, balanced collection--refreshed and reimagined
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Israel in the Middle East

Documents and Readings on Society, Politics, and Foreign Relations, Pre-1948 to the Present

Author: Itamar Rabinovich,Ettinger Chair in Contemporary History of the Middle East Director the Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies Itamar Rabinovich,Îtāmār Rabînôvîṣ,Jehuda Reinharz

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874519624

Category: History

Page: 626

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An anthology of the most important documents on the domestic and foreign policy of the modern state of Israel, in relation to the rest of the Middle East
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Politics in the Developing World

Author: Peter Burnell,Vicky Randall,Lise Rakner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198737432

Category:

Page: 496

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An impressive line-up of international contributors provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to politics in the developing world. The first four parts explore the theoretical approaches, the changing nature and role of the state, and the major policy issues that confront alldeveloping countries. The final parts set out a diverse range of country case studies, representing all the main geographical regions. These country case studies illustrate the themes introduced in the thematic chapters and highlight the developing world as a place of diversity and rapidtransformations. Readers are provided with the tools to appreciate the perspectives of developing countries. The fifth edition has been thoroughly updated to address topical issues and themes, including refugee movements; the rise of the so-called Islamic State; organised crime; gender; the role of new forms of communication in political mobilization; and the replacement of Millennium Development Goals bySustainable Development Goals. Two new country case studies have been added: Syria and the Sudan. The text is supported by an Online Resource Centre with the following student resources:* Additional country case studies to encourage students to consider the political situations in different developing countries* A flashcard glossary to allow students to test their knowledge of important concepts* Study questions encourage readers to think critically about each chapter* Web links encourage students to go beyond the textbook and read more widely.
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Parables and Fables

Exegesis, Textuality, and Politics in Central Africa

Author: V. Y. Mudimbe,Vumbi Yoka Mudimbé

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299130640

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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This book confronts the philosophical problems of otherness and identity through readings of the parables and fables of a colonized people, the Luba of Zaire. V.Y. Mudimbe poses two overarching questions: how can one think about and comment upon alterity without essentializing its features? Is it possible to speak and write about an African tradition or its contemporary practice without taking into account the authority of the colonial library that has invented African identities? Mudimbe brings unusual insight to such a discussion: Here I am on the margin of margins: Black, African, Catholic, yet agnostic; intellectually Marxist, disposed toward psychoanalysis, yet a specialist in Indo-European philology and philosophy. He uses his own education by Catholic missionaries in Zaire as a framework for exploring interactions between African and Western systems of thought.
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Politics in India

Author: Sudipta Kaviraj

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 404

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This volume brings together papers by eminent scholars analyzing the sociological bases of Indian politics. It focuses on the relationship modern politics has with changes in caste structure, religious communities, and other types of identity.
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