Warlord Politics and African States

ISBN-10: 1555878830

ISBN-13: 9781555878832

Edition: 1999

Authors: William Reno
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Description: Reno (political science, Florida International U.) examines alternative, usually clandestine, economic systems, arguing that such phenomena as tax evasion, illicit production, smuggling, and protection rackets have become widespread and integral to building political authority in parts of Africa. He also clarifies the limitations of the liberalizing reforms of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by detailing how weak- state and warlord political economies restrict and manipulate bank and IMF prescriptions. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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List price: $23.50
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
The Distinctive Political Logic of Weak States
Africa's Weakest States After the Cold War
The Organization of Warlord Politics in Liberia
Sierra Leone's Transition to Warlord Politics
Sovereignty and the Fragmentation of the Democratic Republic of Congo
"Reform" and the Rejection of Liberalism in Nigeria
Warlords in the Global System of States
Acronyms
Bibliography
Index
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