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Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa

Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-1555876791

Cover of Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa 3RD 99 (ISBN 978-1555876791)
ISBN13: 978-1555876791
ISBN10: 155587679X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 99
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub.
Published: 1999
International: No

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Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa - 3RD 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-1555876791

Naomi Chazan, Peter Lewis and Robert A. Mortimer

ISBN13: 978-1555876791
ISBN10: 155587679X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 99
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

The authors provide a basic knowledge of political events ; political structures, processes, problems, and trends ; political economy ; and international relations. Clearly organized charts offer easy access to current political, economic, and social data. This new edition includes entirely new chapters on political economy and South Africa ; the enormous changes of the last five years in Africa and in the post-Cold War world more generally are likewise reflected in revised discussions of civil society, democratic transitions, decentralization, structural adjustment, and Africa in the world economy.

Table of Contents

The Diversity of African Politics : Trends and Approaches.

PART I. THE STRUCTURES OF POLITICS.

State Institutions and the Organization of the Public Arena.
Social Groupings.
Ethnicity, Class, and the State.

PART II. POLITICAL PROCESS AND POLITICAL CHANGE.

Regimes in Independent Africa.
High Politics : The Procedures and Practices of Government.
Deep Politics : Political Response, Protest, and Conflict.
Political Transitions and Patterns of Change.

PART III. POLITICAL ECONOMY.

Coping with Transformation : Approaches to Development.
Coping with Change : Crisis and Attempted Reform.

PART IV. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

Inter-African Relations.
Africa in World Politics.

PART V. POLITICAL FUTURES.

South Africa : The Possibilities and Limits of Transforming State and Society.
Africa in the 21st Century.