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Politics in Africa

A New Introduction

by Nana Poku
Anna Mdee

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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.


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Publisher: Zed Books

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  • ISBN: 9781780329314
  • Release date: August 14, 2014

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  • ISBN: 9781780329314
  • File size: 1318 KB
  • Release date: July 4, 2013

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  • ISBN: 9781848135413
  • File size: 2802 KB
  • Release date: August 14, 2014

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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.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Zed Books

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781780329314
    Release date: August 14, 2014

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781780329314
    File size: 1318 KB
    Release date: July 4, 2013

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781848135413
    File size: 2802 KB
    Release date: August 14, 2014

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    English