African Politics in Comparative Perspective / Edition 1

African Politics in Comparative Perspective / Edition 1

by Goran Hyden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521671949

ISBN-13: 9780521671941

Pub. Date: 12/31/2005

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521671941
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,077,747
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. The study of politics in Africa; 2. The movement legacy; 3. The problematic state; 4. The economy of affection; 5. Big man rule; 6. The policy factor; 7. The agrarian question; 8. Gender and politics; 9. Ethnicity and conflict; 10. The external dimension; 11. So what do we know?; 12. Quo vadis Africa?; References; Index.

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