Issues in the Contemporary Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa: The Dynamics of Struggle and Resistance / Edition 1

Issues in the Contemporary Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa: The Dynamics of Struggle and Resistance / Edition 1

by G. Harrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333786351

ISBN-13: 9780333786352

Pub. Date: 06/19/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Graham Harrison investigates contemporary African politics by privileging the dynamics of political struggle and resistance. Through the analysis of peasant politics, debt and structural adjustment, democratization and identity politics, the author shows the importance of resistance and agency. Detailed studies of Mozambique, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso demonstrate how

Overview

Graham Harrison investigates contemporary African politics by privileging the dynamics of political struggle and resistance. Through the analysis of peasant politics, debt and structural adjustment, democratization and identity politics, the author shows the importance of resistance and agency. Detailed studies of Mozambique, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso demonstrate how political organization and resistance have been closely ingrained in particular post-colonial trajectories. An original and refreshing approach to the study of African politics, this will be a useful textbook for upper level undergraduates and postgraduate students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333786352
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
06/19/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables List of Maps Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introducing Political Struggle as Contemporary African Politics Peasants, Politics, and the Struggle for Development The Politics of Debt and Social Struggle Contesting Democratization New African Identities, New Forms of Struggle? Political Struggle as History Defending the Ideal of Struggle Bibliography Index

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