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Political Domination in Africa Reflections on the Limits of Power

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ISBN-10: 0521311489

ISBN-13: 9780521311489

Edition: 1986

Authors: Patrick Chabal

List price: $29.99
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This collection of essays brings together historians and political scientists from Britain, France and the United States, who, from widely differing perspectives and traditions, have been involved in the process of rethinking African politics. They present here the outline of a new approach, grounded in universal political theory rather than on theories of Third World political development. This seeks to integrate the history of Africa (from pre- to post-colonial) with concepts of political theory as they have been applied historically to the analysis of Europe and America. The book addresses a wide audience: students of African history and politics, of Third World development and of…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/9/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction Patrick Chabal
Democracy in Africa
Politics and vision in Africa: the interplay of dimination, equality and liberty
Democracy and ethnocentrism
Wails and whispers: the people's voice in West African Muslim politics
Revolutionary democracy in Africa: the case of Guinea-Bissau
Civil society in Africa
Political accountability in African history
The politics of representation and good government in postcolonial Africa
Notes
Index