An Introduction to African Politics by Alex Thomson

By Alex Thomson

The fourth variation of An creation to African Politics is a perfect textbook for these new to the learn of this attention-grabbing continent. It will get to the center of the politics of this a part of the realm. How is smooth Africa nonetheless motivated by means of its colonial earlier? How do robust ethnic and non secular identities at the continent have an effect on govt? Why has the army been so influential? How does African democracy fluctuate from democracy within the West? those are the types of query tackled via the e-book. the result's a textbook that identifies the basic positive factors of African politics, permitting scholars to understand the routine political styles that experience ruled this continent when you consider that independence.

Key beneficial properties contain:

  • Thematically organised, with person chapters exploring concerns similar to colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, faith, social category, ideology, legitimacy, authority, sovereignty and democracy.

  • Identifies key recurrent subject matters reminiscent of the aggressive relationships among the African country, its civil society and exterior pursuits.

  • Contains worthwhile boxed case reviews on the finish of every bankruptcy, together with: Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda, Somalia, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe.

  • Each bankruptcy concludes with keywords and definitions, in addition to questions and recommendation on additional analyzing.

This textbook is key studying for college kids looking an available creation to the advanced social relationships and occasions that characterise the politics of post-colonial Africa.

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