A provocative contribution to the debate on the nature of the state and political processes in Africa.
Table of Contents
List of contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction Donal B. Cruise O'Brien and Richard Rathbone; 2. Burkino Faso: between feeble and state and total state, the swing continues Rene Otayek; 3. Cameroon Jean-Francois Bayart; 4. Chad: the narrow escape of an African state, 1965–1987 Robert Buijtenhuijs; 5. Cote d'Ivoire: analysing the crisis Yves A. Faure; 6. Ghana: the political economy of personal rule Richard Jeffries; 7. Liberia Christopher Clapham; 8. Nigeria: power for profit: class, corporatism, and factionalism in the military Shehu Othman; 9. Senegal Christian Coulon and Donal B. Cruise O'Brien; 10. Sierra Leone: state, consolidation, fragmentation and decay Fred M. Hayward; 11. Conclusion John Dunn.
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