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Government and Politics in Africa - William Tordoff

Government and Politics in Africa

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Published: October 2002
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This updated edition on African government and politics provides comprehensive coverage of the contemporary politics of the continent set in a clear historical context. It gives extra coverage of North and South Africa and of such key issues as debt, the Aids epidemic, and the position of women.

Reviews of previous editions '[A] very good book. It is easy to see why previous editions gained such favourable reviews from this revised, expanded and updated edition... The organisation of the material is thematic and methodical. The style is easy to read, the arguments are cogent and balanced, the judgements are well modulated and of course, the chapters are packed with information, most notably about domestic political development.' - Peter Burnell, Democratization '...a wonderfully comprehensive yet succinct textbook on African politics.' Barry Munslow, Third World Quarterly '[W]ritten with an economy of language and a breadth of knowledge rarely found in political science writings... Tordoff's interpretations will be respected by scholars from diverse perspectives.' - Raymond F. Hopkins, International Journal of African Historical Studies

Introduction: African Politics Since Independence Colonialism and the Colonial Impact Nationalism and the Transfer of Power State and Society Political Parties Administration The Military Political Liberalisation and Economic Reform Regional Groupings and the Organisation of African Unity Conclusions: Ideology, the Post-Colonial State and Development

ISBN: 9780333964392
ISBN-10: 033396439X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: October 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised