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Published by Boston University African Studies Center .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • 1960-,
  • Africa,
  • Africans,
  • Ethnic identity,
  • Ethnicity,
  • Political aspects,
  • Politics and government

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages102
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11412598M
ISBN 100915118173
ISBN 109780915118175

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An introduction to African politics, this course will provide for its participants a general survey of the main issues regarding politics in the continent. Areas covered range from political system types, political economies, and political cultures of diverse. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Young, Crawford, Ethnicity and politics in Africa. Boston, Mass.: Boston University African Studies Center, According to Nnoli (), ethnicity in contemporary Africa is ‘associated with competition, exclusiveness and conflicts in relations among ethnic groups, which are members of a political community’ (p. 11). Such manifestations of ethnicity are directly related to Africa's experience of colonialism and by:   This book examines the effects of ethnicity on party politics in sub-Saharan Africa. Sebastian Elischer analyzes political parties in Ghana, Kenya, and Namibia in detail, and provides a preliminary analysis of parties in seven other countries including Tanzania, Botswana, Senegal, Zambia, Malawi, Burkina Faso, and by:

This is the go-to book for understanding politics in urban Africa.' Leonardo R. Arriola, Director of the Center for African Studies, University of California, Berkeley 'In this incisive and important book, Nathan explains why vast changes in demographic and class distribution that accompany urbanization have not produced programmatic policies Cited by: 1. This book examines the effects of ethnicity on party politics in sub-Saharan Africa. Sebastian Elischer analyzes political parties in Ghana, Kenya and Namibia in detail, and provides a preliminary analysis of parties in seven other countries including Tanzania, Botswana, Senegal, Zambia, Malawi, Burkina Faso and by: This examination of the politics of ethnicity and nation-building in Africa stresses the trend towards subnationalist autonomy and away from a singular, state-centric system based on the Western model. Forrest ranges across the continent to explore a variety of subnational movements. see dozens of published scholarly articles below; also book offers, site search, and a Forum on ethnicity, identity and politics in Africa NEW on class formation Zambia ; on youth politics Zambia s; on ethnicity and culture; a French article on postcolonial chiefs in Zambia; on the political responsibility of Africanists; on law in rural Zambia NEW just published .

Ethnicity and Democracy in Africa Bruce J. Berman* Abstract The paradox of efforts over the past twenty years to reinvent democracy in Africa has been that rather than dampening the fires of ethnic conflict, they have often made them more intense and in the past decade have been accompanied by the explosion of violent conflicts of autochthony,File Size: KB.   The book examines, among other issues, the emergence of civil war as a result of political struggles. The construction of Africa as the 'other' has meant that factors commonly used to explain war elsewhere have been neglected in SubSaharan Africa. The political power struggle which evolved around the state is at the forefront of the analysis of civil war and societal conflict. AIDS, South Africa, and the Politics of Knowledge Through an in-depth examination of the interactions between the South African government and the international AIDS control regime, Jeremy Youde examines not only the emergence of an epistemic community but also the development of a counter-epistemic community offering fundamentally different. cal ethnicity as the image of a hostile and threatening state turned people to traditional solidarity groups which invariably became centres of resistance to state repression. On the instantiation of political ethnicity, ethnicity is politicized, politics is ethnicized and ethnic groups tendentially become political formations whose.