Africa Works: Disorder as Political Instrument (African Issues)

Africa Works: Disorder as Political Instrument (African Issues)

By: Patrick Chabal (author), Jean-Pascal Daloz (author)Paperback

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Are there social, political and cultural factors in Africa which aspire to the continuation of patrimony and conspire against economic development? In association with the International African Institute North America: Indiana U Press

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Contents

Introduction - transitions and continuities - the question of analysis. Part 1 The informalization of politics: whither the state?; the illusions of civil society; recycled elites. Part 2 The re-traditionalization of society: of masks and men - the question of identity; the use and abuse of the irrational - witchcraft and religion; warlords bosses and thugs - the profits of violence. Part 3 The productivity of economic "failure": the moral economy of corruption; the bounties of dependence; what if Africa refused to develop?. Conclusion - a new paradigm - the political instrumentalization of disorder.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/01/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780852558140
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780852558140
  • weight: 240
  • ISBN10: 0852558147

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