The politics of identity and ethnicity are resurgent. Civil society, whose revival was much vaunted, was riven by communal tensions particularly of ethnicity and religion. The contributors address questions such as: Why is ethnicity a political problem? How is the problem manifested? Which institutional models offer ways of ameliorating the challenges that ethnicity poses to democratic nation-building?
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I ETHNICITY and DEMOCRACY IN HISTORICAL and COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE Introduction: ethnicity and the politics of democratic nation-building in Africa by Bruce Berman, Dickson Eyoh and Will Kymlicka - Individuals' basic security needs and the limits of democratization in Africa by Peter Ekeh - Ethnicity, bureaucracy and democracy: the politics of trust by Bruce Berman - Nation-building and minority rights: comparing Africa and the West by Will Kymlicka II THE DYNAMICS OF ETHNIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA Moral and political argument in Kenya by John Lonsdale - Contesting local citizenship: liberalization and the politics of difference in Cameroon by Dickson Eyoh - The burdens of the past and the challenges of the present: coloured identity and the rainbow nation by Cheryl Hendricks - Reaching the limits of universal citizenship: 'minority' struggles in Botswana by Jacqueline Solway - Ethnicity and Nigerian politics: the past in the Yoruba present by Toyin Falola III ETHNICITY and THE POLITICS OF DEMOCRATIZATION Hegemonic enterprises and instrumentalities of survival: ethnicity and democracy in Kenya by E.S. Atieno Odhiambo - 'The dog that did not bark, or why Natal did not take off'. Ethnicity and democratization in South Africa: the case of Kwa Zulu Natal by Shula Marks - Jomo Kenyatta and the rise of the ethno-nationalist state in Kenya by Githu Muigai - Between ethnic memories and colonial history: the Democratic Forces Movement of Casamance and the struggle for the independence of Casamance (Senegal) by Mamadou Diouf - Ethnicities as 'first nations' of the Congolese nation-state: some preliminary observations by Bogumil Jewsiewicki and Leonard N'Sanda Buleli - Ethnicity and the politics of democratization in Nigeria by Raufu Mustapha IV ETHNICITY and INSTITUTIONAL DESIGN IN AFRICA Multi-level governance in South Africa by Richard Simeon and Christina Murray - Liberal multi-culturalism and the problems of institutional instability by John Boye Ejobowah - Conclusion: African ethnic politics and the paradoxes of democratic development by Bruce Berman, Dickson Eyoh and Will Kymlicka.