New Paradigm of the African State: Fundi Wa Afrika

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This book takes a multidisciplinary and long-term historical perspective to study the evolution of African political systems and institutions. It ranges from Antiquity (Egypt, Kush, and Axum) to the present, with a particular focus on the destruction of these political systems and institutions through successive exogenous processes, including the Atlantic slave trade, imperialism, colonialism, and neo-colonialism or globalization.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230607804
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mueni wa Muiu is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Winston-Salem State University. Guy Martin is Professor of Political Science at Winston-Salem State University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Rationale for a New Theory of the African State
• Theories of the African State: Modernization, Dependency, and Statist
• Reconstructionist Theories of the African State
• Indigenous African Political Systems and Institutions
• The African Colonial and Post-Colonial State
• Genocide: African Natural Resources and the West
• Africa in the World Economy: Globalization and Re-Colonization
• The Congo State in Historical Perspective I: Indigenous Congolese Political Systems and Institutions
• The Congo State in Historical Perspective II: From the Congo Free State to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
• South Africa: Indigenous African Political Institutions and the Foreign Encounter
• South Africa: Indigenous African Political Institutions
• South Africa: Apartheid, the African National Congress (ANC), and Public Service Delivery by the ANC Government, 1948-2006
• Fundi Wa Afrika: A New Paradigm of the African State
• Conclusion: Toward a Federation of African States

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