When Things Fell Apart State Failure in Late-Century Africa

ISBN-10: 0521715253

ISBN-13: 9780521715256

Edition: 2008

Authors: Robert H. Bates

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In the later decades of the 20th century, Africa plunged into political chaos. States failed, governments became predators, and citizens took up arms. In When Things Fell Apart, Robert H. Bates advances an exploration of state failure in Africa. In so doing, he not only plumbs the depths of the continent's late-century tragedy, but also the logic of political order and the foundations of the state. This book covers a wide range of territory by drawing on materials from Rwanda, Sudan, Liberia, and Congo. Written to be accessible to the general reader, it is nonetheless a must-read for scholars and policy makers concerned with political conflict and state failure.
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Introduction
From Fable to Fact
Sowing the Seeds
Political Legacies
Policy Choices
Subnational Tensions
Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
Conclusion
Appendix
Cross-National Regressions
Bibliography
Index
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