Africa Since Independence (2nd Revised edition)

Africa Since Independence (2nd Revised edition)

By: Paul Nugent (author)Paperback

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A genuinely comparative study of the different trajectories and experiences of independent African states. This expanded, revised and updated new edition of an established text now includes the latest scholarship and features more on issues such as AIDS, urbanization, South Sudan, questions of citizenship and the importance of transnational spaces.


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PAUL NUGENT Professor of Comparative African History and Director of the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK. He was formerly Chairman of the African Borderlands Research Network.


List of Maps and Tables Acknowledgements Abbreviations Map 1 Africa showing dates of independence Introduction: The Basis of Comparison African Independence: Poisoned Chalice or Cup of Plenty? A Profile of Africa at Independence The Shape of Things to Come: Irredentism, Secessionism and the Pan-African Ideals Modernity and Tradition, Power and Prestige: Monarchs, Chiefs and Politicians, 1956-74 'Ism Schisms': African Socialism and Home-Grown Capitalism, 1960-85 Khaki Fatigue: Military Rule in Africa, 1960-95 Second Liberation: Guerrilla Warfare, Township, Revolt and the Search for a New Social Order Invasion of the Acronyms: SAPs, AIDS and the NGO Takeover Democracy Rediscovered: Popular Protest, Elite Mobilisation and the Return of Multipartyism, 1990-2011 Millennial Africa: The National Question Revisited Notes Bibliography Index

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  • publication date: 08/06/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780230272880
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 680
  • ID: 9780230272880
  • weight: 1031
  • ISBN10: 0230272886
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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