This 2003 study brings Africa into the mainstream of studies of state-formation in agrarian societies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Mapping institutional topography; 3.1 Uneven institutional topography within one state; 3.2 Powersharing in Senegal's groundnut basin; 3.3 Administrative occupation in Casamance; 3.4 Conclusion; 4.1 Taxing rich peasants: ideology as strategy; 4.2 Usurping 'rightful rulers': Asante; 4.3 'Local powers do not exist': southern Cote d'Ivoire; 4.4 Conclusion; 5.1 The geopolitics of late development; 5.2 Path switching in northern Cote d'Ivoire; 5.3 Path switching in the Senegal River Valley; 5.4 Conclusion: why institutional strategies change; 6. Conclusion.
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