Politics in Francophone Africa / Edition 1

Politics in Francophone Africa / Edition 1

by Victor T. Le Vine
     
 

Le Vine (political science, Washington U., St. Louis) examines similarities and differences among the 14 nations in western Africa with colonial and post-colonial ties to France, most of which became independent from 1958 to 1961. Le Vine reveals the dual spirit of relations with France—the disparities between thought and action, the complexities of multiple… See more details below

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Le Vine (political science, Washington U., St. Louis) examines similarities and differences among the 14 nations in western Africa with colonial and post-colonial ties to France, most of which became independent from 1958 to 1961. Le Vine reveals the dual spirit of relations with France—the disparities between thought and action, the complexities of multiple ethnicity in the states, the influence of various religious traditions on national and intra-national politics, the states' experiments in power, their relationships with theories and applications of democracy, and the various perceptions of francophone Africa's role in the global arena. Appendices include data on principal ethnic groups, timelines, organizational structures, French military intervention, and summit conferences for francophone African states. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588265517
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
425
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Map of francophone Africa
1The human and geographical contexts of politics11
2The colonial context29
3Political life and institutions, 1944-196061
4Political cultures87
5Ideology and political style : the uneasy marriage of thought and action119
6Ethnicity, religion, and national politics161
7Experiments in power, 1958-2003201
8Redemocratization241
9Rulers and leaders271
10In the shadow of the state : the domain of nonformal politics305
11Francophone Africa in the global arena337
App. APrincipal ethnic groups358
App. BDecolonization timeline, 1944-1960361
App. CGeneral elections in the AOF by seats, 1945-1960362
App. DAdministrative hierarchy of the AOF363
App. EStructure of the RDA364
App. FHodgkin's "common themes" of African nationalism365
App. GDemocratic progress366
App. HAfrican national conferences : political events and institutions, 1991-1993367
App. ILeadership succession, 1958-2003369
App. JFreedom house ratings, 2001-2002377
App. KOccupational background : independence cabinets378
App. LPrincipal French military interventions, 1960-2003380
App. MFranco-African summits and "francophonie" summit conferences382
App. NPrincipal French cooperation accords with African and Malagache states384
App. OPolitical and entrepreneurial power connections : "Francafrique"/Paris-village networks386
App. PRelationship of the Democratic Party of Guinea to the government organizational structures, 1961388

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