Governance and the Crisis of Rule in Contemporary Africa

Leadership in Transformation

  • Editors
  • Ebenezer Obadare
  • Wale Adebanwi

Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Governance and the Unending Search for Leadership in African Politics

  3. Postcolonial and Decolonial Philosophies of Leadership

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
      Pages 23-47
    3. Olú́fẹ́mi Táíwò
      Pages 49-71
  4. Nation-Building and the Question of Rule

  5. Power, Governance, and Non-State Leadership

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 295-310

About this book


This volume advances the discussions of leadership in Africa's specific history, culture, economy, and politics. The book promotes an understanding of leadership and its paradoxes and illuminates the conditions under which political leadership has been produced, and how those conditions have shaped leaders.


Africa army crisis culture economy governance Kenya politics social justice transformation war

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