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African Politics in Comparative Perspective

African Politics in Comparative Perspective - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0511138348

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ISBN13: 978-0511138348
ISBN10: 0511138342
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2005
International: No

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African Politics in Comparative Perspective - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0511138348

Goran Hayden

ISBN13: 978-0511138348
ISBN10: 0511138342
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This book reviews fifty years of research on politics in Africa. It synthesizes insights from different scholarly approaches and offers an original interpretation of the knowledge accumulated over the years. It discusses how research on African politics relates to the study of politics in other regions. It focuses on such key issues as the legacy of a movement approach to political change, the nature of the state, the economy of a location, the policy deficit, the agrarian question, gender and politics and ethnicity and conflict. It ends by reviewing what scholars agree upon and what the accumulated knowledge offers as insights for more effective political and policy reforms. This book is for undergraduate and graduate courses in African and Comparative Politics as well as development-oriented courses in Political Science and related disciplines. It is also of great relevance to governance and development analysts and practitioners in international organizations.

  • Shows how the study of African politics compares with the study of politics in other regions
  • Discusses how practical political reforms are informed by accumulation of knowledge in Political Science
  • Clearly-written and accessible

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