5 edition of The modern African state found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|LC Classifications||DT30.5 .M89 2001|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 251 p. ;c 24 cm.|
|Number of Pages||251|
|LC Control Number||2001030535|
It provides the African social science research community with a unique opportunity to reflect on some of the key issues facing the social sciences in particular, and Africa and the world at large. The theme of the scientific conference of the 13th CODESRIA General Assembly is: Africa and the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century. Premodern State Formation and Cross-Cultural Views. To understand where the modern state is coming from, and what differentiates it from other or earlier state forms, it is useful to look into processes of premodern state formation as well as into works that compare the western European process of modern state formation with other regions or highlight the influences the oriental world had on.
The communal value of an African writer or the African experience (inner core) has been the main thematic focus of the writings of modern African authors. A progressive examination of African literature reveal that after the arrival of the Europeans on African shores in the 16th Century, slave trade boomed and literature became the only way of. Power, Authority and the State 7 also an important concept in political sociology. The meaning of power and authority has been summarised by Steven Lukes (). Lukes explains that, central to the idea of power is the notion of ‘bringing about consequences’, not unlike, for instance, the way in which your sociology teacher ensures that people.
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This book examines the modern African State as a fragile institution because of its structural flaws. It focuses on a number of African countries whose combined analyses provide a focal point for looking at the whole continent as one giant place with crumbling state institutions whose fragility threatens the very existence of several African countries.4/5(10).
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Abstract This book critically reflects upon the current state of the field of modern African history. It focuses on the history of the continent in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, although also looks back to the era of the Atlantic slave trade.
Collins' book is an anthology of articles built around several themes which are critical for understanding modern Africa: decolonization, environment, health care, democracy, development, and civil wars. Each of these is a loaded topic, bound to generate strong reactions/5.
to provide the clearest and most comprehensive introduction to the modern state. It examines the state from its historical origins at the birth of modernity to its current. The Journal of Modern African Studies offers a quarterly survey of developments in modern African politics and society. Its main emphasis is on current issues in African politics, economies, societies and international relations.
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THE CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN STATE outside and indigenous institutions born of traditional African culture' (p vii). The birth of Africa's independent states is widely documented as a result of a protracted struggle against imperialism that ignited more apprehension after attainment of self-government than before.
As exemplified in the post-independence destabilization of Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, disgruntled remnants of the colonial establishment had the potential to indoctrinate tribal minorities to.
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THE JOURNAL OF MODERN AFRICAN STUDIES. INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTORS. Editorial Statement The Journal of Modern African Studies offers a quarterly survey of developments in modern African politics and society. It seeks to publish original empirical research, which helps to illuminate broader issues affecting Africa.
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By asking in what manner did Europeans and Africans configure sovereignty, polities, and subject status, Bennett offers a new depiction of the diasporic identities that. The thesis of Africa: A Modern History is that Africa is still not free.
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How to Write about Africa Examining Canonization in Modern African Literatures.Its main emphasis is on current issues in African politics, economies, societies and international relations.
It is intended not only for students and academic specialists, but also for general readers and practitioners with a concern for modern Africa, living and working both inside and outside the continent.