African Politics in Comparative Perspective / Edition 2by Goran Hyden
Pub. Date: 11/30/2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book reviews fifty years of research on politics in Africa. It synthesizes insights from different scholarly approaches and offers an original interpretation of the knowledge accumulated over the years. It discusses how research on African politics relates the study of politics in other regions and mainstream theories in comparative politics. It focuses on such key issues as the legacy of a movement approach to political change, the nature of the state, the economy of a location, the policy deficit, the agrarian question, gender and politics, and ethnicity and conflict. It ends by reviewing what scholars agree on and what the accumulated knowledge offers as insights for more effective political and policy reforms. This book is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in African and comparative politics as well as development-oriented courses in political science and related disciplines. It is also of great relevance to governance and development analysts and practitioners in international organizations.
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Table of Contents
|1||The Study of Politics and Africa||1|
|2||The Movement Legacy||25|
|3||The Problematic State||50|
|4||The Economy of Affection||72|
|5||Big Man Rule||94|
|6||The Policy Deficit||116|
|7||The Agrarian Question||138|
|8||Gender and Politics||162|
|9||Ethnicity and Conflict||183|
|10||The External Dimension||206|
|11||So What Do We Know?||228|
|12||Quo Vadis Africa?||252|
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