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African Politics and Society

African Politics and Society - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0534567699

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ISBN13: 978-0534567699
ISBN10: 053456769X
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2004
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African Politics and Society - 2ND 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534567699

Peter J. Schraeder

ISBN13: 978-0534567699
ISBN10: 053456769X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

AFRICAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY: A MOSAIC IN TRANSFORMATION is the first single-authored textbook to examine continuity and change in African politics and society from the pre-colonial era to the present. It fills the needs of those with little prior knowledge while balancing this background information with thorough analysis for those already familiar with the subject. An emphasis has been placed on making sense of general developments on the African continent as a whole while introducing the distinctive natures of Africa's 53 countries. Each chapter emphasizes the major trends associated with a topic, trends that are further explored through illustrative case studies that represent all regions of the African continent. Each chapter concludes with a list of readings for further exploration and research. Numerous maps, tables, figures, and boxed elements highlight fundamental issues of interest. Because each chapter stands alone, instructors can assign chapters that relate topics that are of greatest relevance to the course or reorder chapters to better suit their syllabi.

Author Bio

Schraeder, Peter J. : Loyola University Chicago

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION.

1. Understanding African Politics and Society.

Part II: HISTORICAL CONTEXT.

2. Politics and Economics of the Precolonial Independence Era (Prior to 1884).
3. Political and Economic Impacts of Colonialism (1884-1951).
4. Nationalism and the Emergence of the Contemporary Independence Era (1951-Present).

Part III: Sociocultural Environment.

5. Ethnicity and Class.
6. Ideology and the Politics of Development.
7. Politics of the African Novel.

Part IV: Continuity and Change in Governance.

8. State and Civil Society.
9. Military Coups d'Etat and Military Governance.
10. Democratic Experiments and Multiparty Politics.

Part V: FOREIGN RELATIONS.

11. Foreign Policy Making and the Pursuit of Pan-Africanism.
12. Africa in World Politics.
13. Study of Africa Within the Liberal Tradition.
14. Study of Africa within the Critical Tradition.

Appendix 1: List of Acronyms.
Appendix 2: Country Name Changes in Africa During the Contemporary Independence Era.
Appendix 3: Political Leadership in Africa During the Contemporary Independence Era.
Index.

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