This groundbreaking book makes sense of the complexities and dynamics of post-colonial politics, illustrating how post-colonial theory has marginalised a huge part of its constituency, namely Africa.
Politics and Post-Colonial Theory traces how African identity has been constituted and reconstituted by examining issues such as:
* the rise of nationalism
The book also questions how helpful post-colonial analysis can be in understanding the complexities which define institutions including:
* the nation-state
* civil society
* human rights
Politics and Post-colonial Theory bravely breaks down disciplinary boundaries. Its radical vision will be essential reading for all those engaged in Politics, post-colonial studies and African studies.
"A superb analysis of African politics. Pal Ahluwalia cuts through many of the myths surrounding post-colonial theory, to produce the first sustained demonstration of the relevance of post-colonial theory to political science.' - Bill Ashcroft, University of New South Wales, Australia"
|'Negritude and nativism': in search of identity||p. 20|
|Decolonisation and national liberation||p. 34|
|Modernity and the problem of the nation-state||p. 52|
|Striving for democratisation: the complexities of civil society and human rights||p. 73|
|Citizenship, subjectivity and the crisis of modernity||p. 97|
|Globalisation and post-colonialism: towards the reconstitution of identity||p. 113|
|Works cited||p. 142|
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Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 18th January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.15
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1