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Africa : Dilemmas Of Development And Change - Peter Lewis


Dilemmas Of Development And Change

By: Peter Lewis (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th July 1998
ISBN: 9780813327556
Number Of Pages: 468

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In the decades since independence, the countries of sub-Saharan Africa have faced three central dilemmas of development. The first has been the challenge of state building. In the wake of colonial rule, governments have encountered the problems of establishing legitimate authority and constructing capable states. A second dilemma has been that of nation building and state-society relations. African countries have confronted the difficulties of managing ethnic diversity, forging national identities, and negotiating relations between citizens and rulers. The third challenge encompasses problems of economic development as the region has grappled with a legacy of poverty, slow growth, and external dependence.This collection provides an overview of the leading themes and issues in these three critical areas of Africa’s postindependent development. A selection of pathbreaking articles provides insights into the key questions, the major theories, and the outstanding challenges in African development. Written by today’s most influential African scholars, the readings cover a variety of topics including political leadership; forms of state power; the role of civil society; the importance of class, ethnicity, and gender; and the prospects for democratic change in the region. Changes in African political economies are also addressed, focusing special attention on the debt crisis and the problems of economic reform. A final section focuses on the present-day challenges to African development: the spread of refugees, pressures on the environment, the devastating toll of AIDS, and the threat of state collapse.Providing a broad historical perspective on Africa’s political and economic development and an overview of current problems and prospects, this collection will be especially useful for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and development professionals.

Introduction: Development and Change in Africap. 1
States and Leadershipp. 13
Personal Rule: Theory and Practice in Africap. 17
Class, State, and Prebendal Politics in Nigeriap. 44
Patrons, Clients, and Factions: New Dimensions of Conflict Analysis in Africap. 64
State, Society, and Participationp. 85
Colonialism and the Two Publics in Africa: A Theoretical Statementp. 87
Disengagement from the State in Africa: Reflections on the Experience of Ghana and Guineap. 110
Political Transition and the Dilemma of Civil Society in Africap. 137
Class, Ethnicity, and Genderp. 159
The Nature of Class Domination in Africap. 163
The Making of a Rentier Class: Wealth Accumulation and Political Control in Senegalp. 185
Reconfiguring State-Ethnic Relations in Africa: Liberalization and the Search for New Routines of Interactionp. 213
Gender, Political Participation, and the Transformation of Associational Life in Uganda and Tanzaniap. 232
Democracy and Political Transitionp. 259
Africa: The Second Wind of Changep. 263
Neopatrimonial Regimes and Political Transitions in Africap. 273
Democratization: Understanding the Relationship Between Regime Change and the Culture of Politicsp. 310
Africa: An Interim Balance Sheetp. 341
Political Economy: Crisis and Reformp. 359
Trends in Development Economics and Their Relevance to Africap. 363
Between Scylla and Charybdis: The Foreign Economic Relations of Sub-Saharan African Statesp. 382
Adjustment with Growth: A Fragile Consensusp. 400
The Structural Adjustment of Politics in Africap. 431
About the Editor and Contributorsp. 450
Indexp. 452
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ISBN: 9780813327556
ISBN-10: 0813327555
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 10th July 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1