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An Introduction to African Politics (Electronic book text)
An Introduction to African Politics (Electronic book text): Alex Thomson

An Introduction to African Politics (Electronic book text)

Alex Thomson

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An Introduction to African Politics provides an ideal gateway for individuals seeking to learn more about the African continent. Using accessible terms and concepts, the book seeks to make sense of the dynamic and diverse political systems that are a feature of this fascinating part of the world. It charts the region's fall from grace after independence, the rise and fall of the one-party state and Africa's recent struggle to consolidate democracy. This expanded, fully revised and updated edition remains a key source in helping readers to grasp the events and recurring political patterns that have dominated the African continent since decolonisation. Feature and benefits of An Introduction to African Politics - It is thematically organised, with individual chapters exploring issues such as colonisation, ethnicity, nationalism, social class, ideology, legitimacy, sovereignty, and democracy- It identifies key recurrent themes such as the competitive relationships between the African state, its civil society and external interests.- It contains useful boxed case studies of countries at the end of each chapter, including: Kenya; Tanzania; Nigeria; Botswana; Coocirc;te d'Ivorie; Uganda; Somalia; Ghana; Zaire and Algeria- Each chapter concludes with key terms and definitions as well as questions, advice on further reading, and useful notes and references- It is clearly and accessibly written by an experienced teacher of the subject


Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2003
First published: 2003
Authors: Alex Thomson
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-1-134-67512-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-134-67512-7
Barcode: 9781134675128

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