Issues In The Contemporary Politics Of Sub-Saharan Africa / Edition 1

Issues In The Contemporary Politics Of Sub-Saharan Africa / Edition 1

by Graham Harrison
     
 

This book explores key issues in African politics, putting special emphasis on the collective struggles of Africans against injustice.
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This book explores key issues in African politics, putting special emphasis on the collective struggles of Africans against injustice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333786352
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Introducing Political Struggle as Contemporary African Politics
• Analyzing Political Struggle
• Structure and Struggle
• Africa and the Politics of Representation
• Further Reading
Peasants, Politics, and the Struggle for Development
• Moving Beyond the Prejudices
• Conceptualizing the Peasantry
• Peasants and Culture
• Exit the Peasant, Enter the Smallholder?
• Which way Forward?
• Peasant-State Relations
• Further Reading
The Politics of Debt and Social Struggle
• Introduction
• The Creation of a Permanent Crisis
• The Social Repercussions of Structural Adjustment
• Politics and Resistance in the Age of Structural Adjustment
• Further Reading
Contesting Democratization
• Introduction
• Evaluating Change
• Democratization and Political Activity
• Recognizing the Limits
• Structure and Struggle
• Western Involvement in Democratization
• Further Reading
New African Identities
• Introducing Political Identity
• Culture, Identity, and Class
• Youth, Violence, and Urban Protest
• Towards a Resolution of Identity, Class, and Struggle
• Further Reading
Political Struggle as History
Mozambique
• Late Decolonization
• Early Independence
• Regional War and Rural Violence
• Structural Adjustment and Peace
• Writing in Political Struggle
Nigeria
• Independence
• First Military Period
• Second Republic
• Second Military Period
• Writing in Political Struggle
Burkina Faso
• Before Revolution
• Revolution
• 'Rectification' of the Revolution
• Writing in Political Struggle
• Further Reading
Defending the Idea of Struggle
• The Death of Political Struggle?
• Political Struggle and Liberation?
• Further Reading

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