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A Political Geography of Africa - E.A. Boateng

A Political Geography of Africa

Paperback Published: 4th December 1978
ISBN: 9780521292696
Number Of Pages: 316

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First published in 1978, this book is intended as an introductory study to the political geography of Africa. It seeks in particular to underline and analyse the salient political and socio-economic problems and issues which have faced Africa and its various regions and states in their search for political stability and economic viability. It is the author's belief that by examining the continent's problems within a geographical and historical context readers will be enabled to gain a better understanding of their real import and make a reasonable assessment of future developments and trends. For the benefit of those who are not already familiar with the meaning and scope of political geography the book begins with an introductory section outlining the principles of the subject. In the concluding chapter the author examines the role of the Organisation of African Unity both as an instrument of political liberation and as a factor for the resolution of conflicts and the achievement of economic progress and political stability.

List of maps
Foreword
Preface
Principles of Political Geography
The meaning and scope of political geography
Elements of political geography
Introduction to the Political Geography of Africa
Africa: general introduction
Colonialism in Africa
The States and their Problems
North Africa
West Africa
Central Africa
Southern Africa
East Africa
North-east Africa
Islands of the Indian Ocean
The organisation of African unity and the future prospects of the new Africa
Appendices
Basic data on African countries
Charter of the organisation of African unity
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521292696
ISBN-10: 0521292697
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 4th December 1978
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46