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Africa Works: Disorder As Political Instrument
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Indiana Univ Pr
Publication date April 1, 1999
Pages 170
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780253212870
ISBN-10 0253212871
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $25.95
Other format details university press
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How do political systems in Africa work? Is the "real" business of politics taking place outside the scope of standard political analysis, in an "informal" or more personalised setting? How are the prospects for reform and renewal in African societies affected by the emerging elites? Is "modernisation" in Africa different? Are there within African countries social, political and cultural factors which aspire to the continuation of patrimony and conspire against economic development?

Relations of power between rulers and the ruled continue to inform the role of the state and the expectations of the newly emphasized civil society. The question of identity, the resurgence of ethnicity and its attendant "tribal" politics, the growing importance of African religions and the increasing resort to extreme and often ritualised violence in situations of civil disorder, point to a process of "re-traditionalising" in African societies

African Issues, edited by Alex de Waal
February 1999 192 pp 5 ½ x 8 ½ Index



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