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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Praise for previous editions:

"... a wonderfully comprehensive yet succinct textbook on African politics." --Third World Quarterly

"[W]ritten with an economy of language and a breadth of knowledge rarely found in political science writings.... Tordoff's interpretations will be respected by scholars from diverse perspectives." --International Journal of African Historical Studies

The fourth edition of Government and Politics in Africa examines the experience of African states following the emergence of pro-democracy movements from the late 1980s to the present. This fully revised volume examines a wide range of issues and institutions, including multi-party elections and their democratic and authoritarian outcomes; privatization and the market economy; corruption, ethnic and clan rivalry, and religious fundamentalism; state collapse and civil war; the role of regional and Africa-wide organizations; debt relief, structural adjustment, and poverty alleviation; the spread of HIV/AIDS; the role and status of women; and Africa's marginalization in the global economy.

Synopsis:

Praise for previous editions:

... a wonderfullycomprehensive yet succinct textbook on African politics. — Third WorldQuarterly

W]ritten with an economy of language and abreadth of knowledge rarely found in political science writings.... Tordoff'sinterpretations will be respected by scholars from diverse perspectives. --International Journal of African Historical Studies

The fourthedition of Government and Politics in Africa examines the experience of Africanstates following the emergence of pro-democracy movements from the late 1980s to thepresent. This fully revised volume examines a wide range of issues and institutions, including multi-party elections and their democratic and authoritarian outcomes;privatization and the market economy; corruption, ethnic and clan rivalry, andreligious fundamentalism; state collapse and civil war; the role of regional andAfrica-wide organizations; debt relief, structural adjustment, and povertyalleviation; the spread of HIV/AIDS; the role and status of women; and Africa'smarginalization in the global economy.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-310) and index.

About the Author

William Tordoff is Emeritus Professor of Government at Manchester University.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

Introduction: Trends and Issues in African Politics

Colonialism and the Colonial Legacy

Nationalism and the transfer of Power

State and Society

Political Parties

Administration

The Military

Democratic and Authoritarian Regimes

Regional and Africa-Wide Groupings

Conclusions: Development Prospects

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253215451
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, Ind.
Author:
Tordoff, William
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
Africa Politics and government 1960-
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Africa; African Studies; History; Politics
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
4th ed.
Series Volume:
v. 75, no. 1.
Publication Date:
20021120
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 maps, 1 index
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.7 x 6.5 x 0.74 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » International Studies
History and Social Science » World History » Africa

Government and Politics in Africa
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Product details 352 pages Indiana University Press - English 9780253215451 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Praise for previous editions:

... a wonderfullycomprehensive yet succinct textbook on African politics. — Third WorldQuarterly

W]ritten with an economy of language and abreadth of knowledge rarely found in political science writings.... Tordoff'sinterpretations will be respected by scholars from diverse perspectives. --International Journal of African Historical Studies

The fourthedition of Government and Politics in Africa examines the experience of Africanstates following the emergence of pro-democracy movements from the late 1980s to thepresent. This fully revised volume examines a wide range of issues and institutions, including multi-party elections and their democratic and authoritarian outcomes;privatization and the market economy; corruption, ethnic and clan rivalry, andreligious fundamentalism; state collapse and civil war; the role of regional andAfrica-wide organizations; debt relief, structural adjustment, and povertyalleviation; the spread of HIV/AIDS; the role and status of women; and Africa'smarginalization in the global economy.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-310) and index.
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