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Reconstituting the State in Africa

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ISBN 10 : 1349534382
Pages : 308 pages
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Reconstituting the State in Africa

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ISBN 10 : 9780230606944
Pages : 308 pages
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Download Reconstituting the State in Africa PDF Full Free by G. Kieh and published by Springer. This book was released on 2007-02-05 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributors to this volume highlight the failure and socio-economic and political problems of post-colonial African state and make constructive and convincing suggestions of how the problems can be addressed. They do not argue for the scrapping of the state but its reconstitution in ways that will enable it to be people's-oriented.


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Beyond State Failure and Collapse

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 10 : 0739108921
Pages : 310 pages
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Download Beyond State Failure and Collapse PDF Full Free by George Klay Kieh and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2007 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is a general consensus in the scholarly literature that the post-colonial state in Africa has failed. Some states (Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia) have collapsed. Various arguments have been proffered to explain this dynamics of African state failure and collapse. However, the literature on state reconstitution is inchoate and minimal. This edited volume focuses on prescriptions for reconstituting the post-colonial state in Africa. Essays on nine African states (Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, and Uganda) are preceded by an introduction to the political economy of the African state.


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Somalia at the Crossroads

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105124060166
Pages : 242 pages
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Download Somalia at the Crossroads PDF Full Free by Abdulahi A. Osman and published by Adonis & Abbey Pub Limited. This book was released on 2007 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the fall of the Siad Bare regime in Somalia in 1991 and the fratricidal war that it unleashed in its wake, Somalia has been without an effective central government. Instead, warlords and their armed bandits have been controlling different parts of the country, with the former British colony of northern Somaliland unilaterally proclaiming its independence. Developments in the country since the recent transitional government was set up in 2004 have, however, presented both opportunities and challenges for the country. While much has been reported about the prevailing situation in the country, there has been a paucity of research articulating the various perspectives and challenges in the efforts to reconstitute Somalia's failed state. This book hopes to contribute in filling this gap. Contributors to the volume examine the various issues that lie behind the current situation in Somalia, seeking answers to a number of crucial questions: Why did the Somali state fail? What role did external actors and the internal configurations of the Somalis' socio-political structure play in the state collapse? Did the various peace and reconciliation conferences really achieve anything? Should Somalia be reconstituted as one state or should more than one state be allowed to emerge from the ashes of the collapsed state? What is the way forward out of the current imbroglio in Somalia? ________________________________________________________ Dr Abdulahi A. Osman currently teaches comparative politics and African politics at the Department of International Affairs and African Studies Institute, at the University of Georgia, USA. His teaching and research interests include African politics, governance, regional and international studies, peace and conflict, internal security and wars, comparative governments in the Third World. He has published several book chapters and articles in scholarly journals, including African Renaissance and Journal of Ethno-Development. Issaka K. Souaré is a PhD candidate in the department of political science at the Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada). A Contributing Editor to the London-based review journal, African Renaissance, he is the author of numerous publications relating to Africa, including Africa in the United Nations System, 1945-2005 (London, 2006); Civil Wars and Coups d'État in West Africa (Lanham, 2006), and the novel, Samassi (London, 2004).


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State Reconstitution in China, Japan and East Africa

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000163322
Pages : 174 pages
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Download State Reconstitution in China, Japan and East Africa PDF Full Free by Graham F. Odell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-07-21 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presented through an investigation of Sengoku Japan and Republican China, this book proposes an innovative explanation of state formation that focuses on ideational and geographic factors. This study addresses the question; why are some collapsed states able to reconstitute themselves where others have not? Graham F. Odell employs two cases of successful state reconstitution – Republican China (1912-1949) and Sengoku Japan (1477-1615) – to derive a new theoretical framework around this question. These cases are distinct across several significant factors, making them ideal for a research design that seeks to formulate an original theoretical explanation for a phenomenon. Taken together, these two periods of Chinese and Japanese history are paradigmatic cases of state collapse and reconstitution and thus intrinsically compelling to the study of state formation. By developing a new theory of successful state reconstitution through emphasizing the roles of ideology, political symbolism and the geographical distribution of social power, this text provides an answer to the question that has not only scholarly and practical implications, but also a wide geographical applicability. This book will be key reading for scholars interested in matters of international politics, political science, and state formation, especially in East Asia.


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Somalia

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105123383163
Pages : 338 pages
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Download Somalia PDF Full Free by Abdulkadir Osman Farah and published by Adonis & Abbey Pub Limited. This book was released on 2007 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the final collapse of Somalia's repressive regime in 1991, Somalia has presented the world not only with the most profound case of state collapse witnessed in modern times but also with one of the most intriguing cases of political fragmentation, armed conflicts, lawlessness and statelessness. Inevitably the last 20 years of statelessness and chaos has left the Somali economy destitute and made Somalia to be ranked among the five poorest 'countries' in the world. Contributors to this volume examine efforts at reconstituting the failed Somali state and the role of the Somali Diaspora and civil society groups in the processes. They also analyse how the Somali Diaspora and civil society in Somalia engage and cooperate to further processes of state-reconstitution in Somalia as well as help the Somali Diaspora adjust in their host nations.


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Reconstructing the Authoritarian State in Africa

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ISBN 10 : 113828954X
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Download Reconstructing the Authoritarian State in Africa PDF Full Free by George Klay Kieh, Jr. and published by . This book was released on 2016-09 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work seeks to examine the nature and dynamics of authoritarianism in Africa and to suggest ways in which the states covered in the book can be democratically reconstituted. In 1990, a wave of euphoria greeted the "third wave of democratization" that swept across the African Continent. The repression-wearied subalterns were hopeful that the "third wave" would have set into motion the process of democratically reconstituting the authoritarian state on the continent. More than two decades thereafter, although some progress has been made, by and large, the authoritarian state remains the dominant construct in the region. Even in some of the countries in which democratic transitions have taken place, the process of democratic consolidation remains an elusive quest as these states are sandwiched between authoritarianism and democracy. Against this background, the purpose of this book is to examine the travails of the authoritarian state in Africa, including the Herculean task to democratically reconstruct it. In order to do this, six of Africa's perennial authoritarian states--Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Liberia, Rwanda and Uganda--are used as the case studies. The book has two major objectives. First, the various chapters probe the nature and dynamics of authoritarianism in Africa. Second, the chapters suggest ways in which the various authoritarian states covered in the book can be democratically reconstituted.


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Reconstructing the Authoritarian State in Africa

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781135007591
Pages : 222 pages
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Download Reconstructing the Authoritarian State in Africa PDF Full Free by George Klay Kieh, Jr. and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work seeks to examine the nature and dynamics of authoritarianism in Africa and to suggest ways in which the states covered in the book can be democratically reconstituted. In 1990, a wave of euphoria greeted the "third wave of democratization" that swept across the African Continent. The repression-wearied subalterns were hopeful that the "third wave" would have set into motion the process of democratically reconstituting the authoritarian state on the continent. More than two decades thereafter, although some progress has been made, by and large, the authoritarian state remains the dominant construct in the region. Even in some of the countries in which democratic transitions have taken place, the process of democratic consolidation remains an elusive quest as these states are sandwiched between authoritarianism and democracy. Against this background, the purpose of this book is to examine the travails of the authoritarian state in Africa, including the Herculean task to democratically reconstruct it. In order to do this, six of Africa’s perennial authoritarian states—Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Liberia, Rwanda and Uganda—are used as the case studies. The book has two major objectives. First, the various chapters probe the nature and dynamics of authoritarianism in Africa. Second, the chapters suggest ways in which the various authoritarian states covered in the book can be democratically reconstituted.


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Contemporary Issues in African Society

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9783319497723
Pages : 265 pages
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Download Contemporary Issues in African Society PDF Full Free by George Klay Kieh, Jr. and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-11-16 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the twin critical processes of state-building and nation-building in Africa and the confluence of major domestic and global issues that shape them. The book covers topics such as the expansive role of non-governmental organizations, the growing influence of charismatic Pentecostalism, ethnic conflicts in East Africa, the failure of the African Union’s peacekeeping efforts in Sudan’s Darfur region, and Africa's expanding relations with the European Union. It combines discussion of these frontier issues shaping contemporary African society with analysis from leading policy experts.


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A Tapestry of African Histories

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ISBN 10 : 9781793623942
Pages : 390 pages
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Download A Tapestry of African Histories PDF Full Free by Nicholas K. Githuku and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-10-18 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book studies African history through a geopolitically transcendent lens that brings African countries into conversation with other relevant histories both within and outside of the continent. The collection analyzes historical figures, struggles for independence and stability, social and economic development, and legal and human rights issues.


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The Elusive African Renaissance

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476635255
Pages : 226 pages
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Download The Elusive African Renaissance PDF Full Free by George Klay Kieh, Jr. and published by McFarland. This book was released on with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Africa faces several major development challenges that have adversely affected the political and material well being of the majority of the people living there. This collection of new essays rigorously analyzes those frontier development issues--including democracy, leadership, the economy, poverty alleviation through microfinance schemes, food security, education, health and political instability--and offers prescriptions that differ from the dominant neoliberal solutions.


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Discerning the Powers in Post-Colonial Africa and Asia

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ISBN 10 : 9789812875112
Pages : 182 pages
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Download Discerning the Powers in Post-Colonial Africa and Asia PDF Full Free by Pak Nung Wong and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-02-17 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Qualifying post-Westphalian sovereign statehood as a ‘power’ as argued for in Hendrik Berkhoff’s political theology, this book addresses the decades-long theological-spiritual debate between Christian realism and Christian pacifism in U.S. foreign policy and global Christian circles. It approaches the debate by delving into the pacifist Anabaptist political theology and delineates empirically how sovereign statehood in post-colonial Africa and Asia has fallen into the hands of the devil Satan, as a ‘fallen power’ in the Foucaultian terms of power structures, techniques and episteme. While the book offers intervention schemes and options, it holds that Christian statecraft remains the source of hope to effectively address a number of serious global issues. By extension, the book is thus an invitation to ignite debates on the suitability of Christian statecraft and the nexus between spirituality and world politics, making it especially interesting for scholars and students in the fields of International Politics, Politics of Asian and African States, Post-colonial Studies and Political Theology.


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Choice

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ISBN 10 : UOM:49015003161826
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Breakdown and Reconstitution

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 10 : 0739109545
Pages : 220 pages
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Download Breakdown and Reconstitution PDF Full Free by Abu Bakarr Bah and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2005 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Breakdown and Reconstitution analyzes the synergy between democratization, nation-state building, and ethnicity in Nigeria as well as the challenges of transforming a post-colonial multiethnic state into a stable democracy. This work draws attention to the intrinsic relation between the breakdown of quasi-democracy and the reconstitution of a more inclusive democracy and nation-state. Breakdown and Reconstitution is an essential source for scholars of politics in Africa.


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Africa and the Third Millennium

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Publisher : Africa Research and Publications
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015082655195
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Africa and the Third Millennium PDF Full Free by George Klay Kieh and published by Africa Research and Publications. This book was released on 2008 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is a general consensus that Africa entered the 21st century plagued by multifaceted crises of underdevelopment. This is evidenced by abject poverty, the inadequacy of basic human needs, environmental degradation and violent civil conflicts. George Klay Kieh Jr argues that in order to reverse the negative effects of Africa's peripheral status the neo-colonial state must be democratically reconstituted. Once this has happened the foundations can be laid for government policies that address and fulfil basic human needs.


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A New Paradigm of the African State

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ISBN 10 : 9780230618312
Pages : 271 pages
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Download A New Paradigm of the African State PDF Full Free by M. Muiu and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-01-05 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers a historical, multidisciplinary perspective on African political systems and institutions, ranging from Antiquity (Egypt, Kush and Axum) to the present with particular focus on their destruction through successive exogenous processes including the Atlantic slave trade, imperialism, colonialism and neo-colonialism or globalization.


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State Building and Democracy in Southern Africa

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Publisher : US Institute of Peace Press
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ISBN 10 : 1878379461
Pages : 388 pages
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Download State Building and Democracy in Southern Africa PDF Full Free by Pierre Du Toit and published by US Institute of Peace Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traditional democratic institutions have not easily taken root in African soil. Too often, attempts at cultivating democratic norms have foundered, leaving anarchy or authoritarianism. What, then, are the chances that South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy will endure? With this question in mind, South African political scientist Pierre du Toit probes the conditions under which democracy can grow. He examines three southern African states that, despite similarities, have very different track records: Botswana, perhaps the most successful democracy in continental Africa; Zimbabwe, where a partial democracy is faltering; and South Africa, just beginning it's bold experiment. Weighing the impact of each country's heritage, ethnic composition, and economic circumstances, du Toit demonstrates that democratic outcomes depend on the nature and strength of the state. Democratic practices are embedded in a broader network of state and societal instiutions; only if these institutions are robust and resilient can democracy flourish.


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