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Overview

An important critical and theoretical sourcebook for African politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780852552575
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/23/2011
  • Series: Readings in...
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 252

Meet the Author

Tom Young

Tom Young is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Preface
Sources & Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
The Party-State in Perspective 8
Rental Havens & Protective Shelters 16
Conditions of Governance 23
Personal Rule 28
Bringing the Ruling Class Back In 33
The State 40
Conclusion: Linking the Urban & the Rural 45
The Instrumentalization of Disorder 51
Internal Dimensions of Warfare in Chad 55
Mozambique at War with Itself 59
Violence & Conflict in the 1990s 68
Ritual & Political Forms of Violent Practice 80
The Spread of Political Violence in Congo-Brazzaville 89
Chiefs, Sub-Chiefs & Local Control 97
Commensality, Process & the Moral Order 107
Locating the Politics of a Sierra Leonean Chiefdom 116
Mobilisation of Rights through Organisational Structures 127
Urban Youth & Senegalese Politics 139
The Catholic Church in Uganda 148
Everyday Forms of Resistance & Transformations of Economic Policy 160
Gender, Democratization & Associational Life in Kenya 175
The Local State in Post-War Mozambique 182
Post-Socialist Micro-Politics, Kilimanjaro, 1993 193
Aspects of Democracy & Democratisation in Zambia & Botswana 202
Imagining Democracy 215
Witchcraft, Violence & Democracy in the New South Africa 225
Index 237
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