Issues in the Contemporary Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa

The Dynamics of Struggle and Resistance

  • GrahamĀ Harrison

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Graham Harrison
    Pages 50-77
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    Pages 78-104
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    Pages 105-123
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    Pages 124-154
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    Pages 155-159
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 160-190

About this book


Graham Harrison investigates contemporary African politics by privileging the dynamics of political struggle and resistance. Through the analysis of peasant politics, debt and structural adjustment, democratization and identity politics, the author shows the importance of resistance and agency. Detailed studies of Mozambique, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso demonstrate how political organization and resistance have been closely ingrained in particular post-colonial trajectories. An original and refreshing approach to the study of African politics, this will be a useful textbook for upper level undergraduates and postgraduate students.


adjustment democratization development dynamics identity organization organizations politics

Authors and affiliations

  • GrahamĀ Harrison
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of SheffieldUK

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