African Politics in Comparative Perspect

African Politics in Comparative Perspect
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279,- 279,-
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Kopisperre Teknisk DRM
Filformat ePUB
Utgivelsesår 2012
Forlag Cambridge University Press
Språk Engelsk
ISBN 9781139794411
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Om African Politics in Comparative Perspect

This revised and expanded second edition of African Politics in Comparative Perspective reviews fifty years of research on politics in Africa and addresses some issues in a new light, keeping in mind the changes in Africa since the first edition was written in 2004. The book synthesizes insights from different scholarly approaches and offers an original interpretation of the knowledge accumulated in the field. Goran Hyden discusses how research on African politics relates to the study of politics in other regions and mainstream theories in comparative politics. He focuses on such key issues as why politics trumps economics, rule is personal, state is weak and policies are made with a communal rather than an individual lens. The book also discusses why in the light of these conditions agriculture is problematic, gender contested, ethnicity manipulated and relations with Western powers a matter of defiance.


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