Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. William Tordoff
    Pages 28-46
  3. William Tordoff
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  4. William Tordoff
    Pages 82-112
  5. William Tordoff
    Pages 113-144
  6. William Tordoff
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  7. William Tordoff
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 327-378

About this book


Comprehensively revised for this new edition, this popular textbook has been extended to assess the progress made by states - mostly weakened in capacity and crippled by debt - in moving towards democratic pluralism and a market economy. Using examples and case studies drawn from different parts of Africa, the book investigates both theoretically and in considerable empirical detail a range of institutions as well as key issues including decentralisation, the role of women, the tragedy of Rwanda, and the impact of a liberated South Africa upon African states to the north.


Africa economy government independence Institution market economy nationalism Political Parties revolution

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  • William Tordoff
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  1. 1.Chapel-en-le-Frith, High PeakUK

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