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Introduction to African Politics

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ISBN-10: 0367468921

ISBN-13: 9780367468927

Edition: 5th

Authors: Alex Thomson

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This fully updated fifth edition of An Introduction to African Politics is an ideal textbook for those new to the study of this fascinating continent. Charting trends in government over six decades of the post-colonial era, the book tackles key questions such as: How have African states made sense of their colonial inheritance? How relevant are ethnic and religious identities? Why have some states collapsed and others prospered? Why did the one-party state fail? Why is contemporary Africa now dominated by electoral authoritarian states, and not the multi-party democracies promised in the 1990s? Key features include: thematically organised, with chapters exploring issues such as…    
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Book details

Edition: 5th
Publisher: Routledge
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.88" wide x 9.69" long
Language: English