The State of Africa

The State of Africa
A History of the Continent Since Independence

by Martin Meredith

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2011-09-01
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 0857203894
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of decolonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources and misappropriation of revenues and aid monies contribute to an impression of a continent beyond hope. How did we get here? What, if anything, is to be done? Weaving together the key stories and characters of the last fifty years into a stunningly compelling and coherent narrative, Martin Meredith has produced the definitive history of how European ideas of how to organise 10,000 different ethnic groups has led to what Tony Blair described as the 'scar on the conscience of the world'. Authoritative, provocative and consistently fascinating, this is a major book on one of the most important issues facing the West today.

The State in Africa

The State in Africa
An Analysis of Impacts of Historical Trajectories of Global Capitalist Expansion and Domination in the Continent

by Tatah Mentan

  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN : 9956616125
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introduction -- Framing the problem of the state in Africa -- Historical and theoretical context -- The state in Africa in an era of capitalist globalization : a theoretical exploration -- Slavery and capitalist globalization -- Colonial globalization or the extension of European Westphalian state to Africa -- Decolonizing imperial state in Africa, 1945-60 : plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose -- African developmentalist/nationalist state? -- From welfare/developmentalist to neo-liberal nation state in Africa -- Neo-liberal assault on the state in Africa : roots of state weakness, failure and collapse -- The state in Africa and civil society in historical perspective -- Future of the state in Africa in an era of neoliberal globalization -- An African state is possible : looking back in order to look ahead.

The Criminalization of the State in Africa

The Criminalization of the State in Africa
A Book

by Jean-Fran= Bayart (LPcois),Stephen Ellis,Béatrice Hibou

  • Publisher : James Currey Publishers
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 9780852558126
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Has Africa moved on from 'classical corruption? What are the political and economic origins of official implication in crime? What are the new frontiers of crime in South Africa?

Africa. Queries relative to the state of the slave trade, etc

Africa. Queries relative to the state of the slave trade, etc
A Book

by AFRICA.

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1839
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Minorities and the State in Africa

Minorities and the State in Africa
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Cambria Press
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 162196874X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Symbolic Confrontations

Symbolic Confrontations
Muslims Imagining the State in Africa

by Donal Brian Cruise O'Brien

  • Publisher : C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9781850656999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Expert on African religion and politics, Donal Cruise O'Brien, suggests that we should put an end to the lamentation over the state of African beauracracy and learn more about what politics means to African people. This book is based on the authors writings over the past 20 years which consider the relationship between Muslim societies and the African State.

The State and Democracy in Africa

The State and Democracy in Africa
A Book

by African Association of Political Science

  • Publisher : Africa World Press
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9780865436381
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A study of the issues of democracy and democratisation in Africa, with emphasis on the roles of civil society and the state in the democratic transition. Includes case studies on women's struggle for equality in Botswana, state civil society in Uganda, and the role played by the state in blocking, undermining or promoting the democratic transition in South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana.

State of the Nation

State of the Nation
South Africa, 2003-2004

by John Daniel,Adam Habib,Roger Southall

  • Publisher : HSRC Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780796920249
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This anthology provides insightful political analysis of post-apartheid South Africa. Written by leading South African intellectuals, these analyses cover topics such as unemployment, trade unionism, race relations, land reform, education, international relations, and the South Africanisation of the African economy. Within each work the inherited apartheid legacy, the policies introduced to overcome those legacies, and the effectiveness of those policies are addressed.

The State of the Nations: Constraints on Development in Independent Africa

The State of the Nations: Constraints on Development in Independent Africa
A Book

by Michael F. Lofchie

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1971-01-01
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9780520017405
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The African State

The African State
Reconsiderations

by Abdi Ismail Samatar,Ahmed Ismail Samatar

  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume captures the diversity of African states and leadership by examining eight states from northern, western, eastern, and southern Africa.

Neoliberalism and the State of Belonging in South Africa

Neoliberalism and the State of Belonging in South Africa
A Book

by Derick A. Becker

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-02-17
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 3030399311
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explains the making of the South African state and thereby contributes to the development theory by analyzing the concept of the embedded neoliberal state. The author offers a theoretical exploration of state formation as an inherently interconnected international and domestic social process as applied to the history and development of South Africa. A genuine social science that eschews disciplinary boundaries, this will appeal to a wide audience of scholars in the fields of political development, political science, African and development studies.

The State of Africa

The State of Africa
Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development

by Dirk Kotzé,Hussein Solomon

  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN : 0798302119
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Post-conflict reconstruction is not a new phenomenon but can be linked to the Marshall Plan after the Second World War. Reconstruction efforts in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq, have seen a revival of the concept in the early 21st century. In Africa, post-conflict reconstruction has become more prominent as a result of the peace processes in the DRC, Sudan, Burundi and the Comoros. As a result, the African Union and NEPAD have formulated policy frameworks to deal with post-conflict reconstruction and development. As part of the UN's reform, its new Peacebuilding Commission is another institution which takes responsibility for post-conflict reconstruction. This publication focuses on a number of themes including, gender and post-conflict reconstruction, the transformation of war economies into peace economies, elections in Africa in the context of post-conflict reconstruction, constitutional negotiations and power-sharing arrangements, and the predicament of ethnic identities in the DRC. The NEPAD framework is also analysed in detail. All of these themes serve as indicators for Africa of the lessons to be learnt from the post-conflict reconstruction processes already in progress.

Governance and Crisis in the State in Africa

Governance and Crisis in the State in Africa
The Context and Dynamics of the Conflicts in West Africa

by John Emeka Akude

  • Publisher : Adonis & Abbey Pub Limited
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Governance and Crisis of the State in Africa explores the problems and challenges of disruptive conflicts and conflict management in West Africa. Based on a robust analysis of a large stock of theoretical and empirical studies on the nature of the state in Africa and the incidents of state failure, fragmentation and collapse, the author argues that a major explanation of state weakness in Africa is the lack of the imperatives of good governance - itself rooted in the trajectory of the emergence of these states. Using the recent internal wars and ongoing conflicts in some West African states such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea- Bissau and Cote d'Ivoire as case studies, the author explains how the use of inappropriate methods of conflict management exacerbates these conflicts and the crisis of the nation-state in Africa. ________________ John Emeka Akude holds a PhD in political science from the University of Cologne, Germany where he teaches African Politics, Politics of Development and International Political Economy. His research interests include political economy, the state and economic development, conflict studies, state collapse and war economies as well as the transformation of political order. His publications include "Krisen und Krisenmanagement in Afrika," Zwischen Wunschdenken und Ohnmacht: Der Anspruch der Afrikanischen Union auf Konfliktmanagement in Afrika," "Bad Governance and State Collapse in Africa" as well as "Weak States and Security Threats in West Africa." He is a member of the Working Group on the Transformation of Political Order at the Chair of International Relations, University of Cologne, Germany.

Activities of Private United States Organizations in Africa

Activities of Private United States Organizations in Africa
Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Africa of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Eighty-seventh Congress, First Session ...

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Africa

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1961
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Civil Society and the State in Africa

Civil Society and the State in Africa
A Book

by John Willis Harbeson,Donald S. Rothchild,Naomi Chazan

  • Publisher : Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9781555876418
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This text examines the potential value of the concept of civil society for enhancing the current understanding of state-society relations in Africa. The authors review the meanings of civil society in political philosophy, as well as alternative approaches to employing the concept in African settings. Considering both the patterns of emerging civil society in Africa and issues relating to its further development, they give particular emphasis to the cases of Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zaire.

State of the Nation

State of the Nation
South Africa 2007

by Sakhela Buhlungu,John Daniel,Roger Southall

  • Publisher : HSRC Press
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 586
  • ISBN : 9780796921666
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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State of the Nation: South Africa 2007 offers 22 diverse angles on contemporary South Africa in one compelling and comprehensive collection. The politics section focuses on the outcome of the 2006 local government elections and issues of service delivery. The economy section examines the rapidly growing social welfare net, the state of our public health systems, and the topics of water and the environment, heritage and tourism. Violence against women, prison reform, the plight of South Africa's former guerrilla fighters, transformation in South African rugby and the post-apartheid role of the church all come under the spotlight in the society section. The volume concludes with a look at trends in the continuing involvement of South African business on the African continent, South Africa's part in the complex search for peace and stability in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the life of the vast Zimbabwean exile community in South Africa.

UNESCO General History of Africa, Vol. IV, Abridged Edition

UNESCO General History of Africa, Vol. IV, Abridged Edition
Africa from the Twelfth to the Sixteenth Century

by Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1998-05-10
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9780520066991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At head of title: International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa (UNESCO).

Land-locked States of Africa and Asia

Land-locked States of Africa and Asia
A Book

by Dick Hodder,Sarah J. Lloyd,Richard Hodder-Williams,Keith McLachlan,Keith Stanley McLachlan

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9780714648293
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since 1991 more than a dozen new land-locked states have emerged to be confronted with the geostrategic problems of access and communications. Contributors present the implications of land-lockedness and the historical development of trade routes.

International Law and the New States of Africa

International Law and the New States of Africa
A Study of the International Legal Problems of State Succession in the Newly Independent States of Eastern Africa

by Yilma Makonnen

  • Publisher : Unipub
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 575
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Building State Capacity in Africa

Building State Capacity in Africa
New Approaches, Emerging Lessons

by Brian Levy,Sahr John Kpundeh

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2004-01-01
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN : 9780821360002
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This publication considers options for strengthening institutional capacity within the public sector in African countries, by drawing on the experiences of public sector reform programmes in over a dozen African states. Issues discussed include: the relationship between governance and economic development, public expenditure and accountability, anti-corruption reforms, the politics of decentralisation, political structures and public service delivery.