The African State in Transition

  • Zaki Ergas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Zaki Ergas
      Pages 1-22
  3. The Theory

  4. The Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Marina S. Ottaway
      Pages 169-190
    3. Robert L. Curry Jr
      Pages 263-293
    4. Zaki Ergas
      Pages 295-329
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 331-340

About this book


In the first twenty-five years of African independence the behaviour of the African state elites has not been, with a few notable exceptions, conducive to self-sustained development. What are the reasons for this sorry state of affairs? What can be done to reverse that unfortunate trend? These are the two overarching questions with which this book attempts to grapple.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zaki Ergas
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of International StudiesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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