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Africa Works : Disorder as Political Instrument

Africa Works : Disorder as Political Instrument - 99 edition

Africa Works : Disorder as Political Instrument - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780253212870

ISBN10: 0253212871

Africa Works : Disorder as Political Instrument by Patrick Chabal and Jean-Pascal Daloz - ISBN 9780253212870
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Published: 1999
International: No
Africa Works : Disorder as Political Instrument by Patrick Chabal and Jean-Pascal Daloz - ISBN 9780253212870

ISBN13: 9780253212870

ISBN10: 0253212871

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99

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Summary

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, more-personalized setting? How are the prospect: for reform and renewal in African societies affected by the emerging elite? Is "modernization" in Africa different? Are there within African countries social, political, and cultural factors which abet the continuation of patrimony and conspire against economic development?
Relations of power between rulers and the ruled continue to influence 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 tendency to resort to extreme and often ritualized violence in situations of civil disorder point to a process of "re-traditionalizing" in African societies.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I The Informalization of Politics

1. W(h)ither the State?
2. The Illusions of Civil Society
3. Recycled Elites

II The 'Re-traditionalization' of Society

4. Of Masks & Men: the Question of Identity
5. The Taming of the Irrational: Witchcraft & Religion
6. Crime & Enrichment: the Profits of Violence

III The Productivity of Economic 'Failure'

7. The Ab(use) of Corruption
8. The Bounties of Dependence
9. The (In)significance of Development

IV A New Paradigm

10. The Political Instrumentalization of Disorder

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