Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa

  • Authors
  • Naomi Chazan
  • Robert Mortimer
  • John Ravenhill
  • Donald Rothchild
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Naomi Chazan, Robert Mortimer, John Ravenhill, Donald Rothchild
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Diversity of African Politics: Trends and Approaches

    1. Naomi Chazan, Robert Mortimer, John Ravenhill, Donald Rothchild
      Pages 5-33
  4. The Structures of Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Naomi Chazan, Robert Mortimer, John Ravenhill, Donald Rothchild
      Pages 37-72
    3. Naomi Chazan, Robert Mortimer, John Ravenhill, Donald Rothchild
      Pages 73-103
    4. Naomi Chazan, Robert Mortimer, John Ravenhill, Donald Rothchild
      Pages 105-130
  5. Political Process and Political Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Naomi Chazan, Robert Mortimer, John Ravenhill, Donald Rothchild
      Pages 133-152
    3. Naomi Chazan, Robert Mortimer, John Ravenhill, Donald Rothchild
      Pages 153-187
    4. Naomi Chazan, Robert Mortimer, John Ravenhill, Donald Rothchild
      Pages 189-210
    5. Naomi Chazan, Robert Mortimer, John Ravenhill, Donald Rothchild
      Pages 211-224
  6. Political Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Naomi Chazan, Robert Mortimer, John Ravenhill, Donald Rothchild
      Pages 227-273
    3. Naomi Chazan, Robert Mortimer, John Ravenhill, Donald Rothchild
      Pages 275-319
  7. International Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Naomi Chazan, Robert Mortimer, John Ravenhill, Donald Rothchild
      Pages 323-375
    3. Naomi Chazan, Robert Mortimer, John Ravenhill, Donald Rothchild
      Pages 377-416
  8. Political Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Naomi Chazan, Robert Mortimer, John Ravenhill, Donald Rothchild
      Pages 419-441

About this book

Introduction

Africa has undergone significant political, economic, and social change since the first edition of this book was published in early 1988. Now revised and updated throughout, this new edition includes current economic, social, and political data, as well as entirely new sections on the dismantling of apartheid, civil society, democratization and multiparty politics, economic reform and structural adjustment, and the prospects for African development in the twenty-first century. Review comments on the first edition: 'Required reading for any course on politics and society of the African continent' West Africa 'The best available textbook on the subject...this volume stands unchallenged in its comprehensiveness and sophistication.' Choice

Keywords

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