Africa Since Independence: A Comparative History image

Africa Since Independence: A Comparative History

ISBN-10:0333682734

ISBN-13:9780333682739

Author:Nugent, Paul
Released:Jan 01, 2004
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Format:Paperback, 620 pages
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This is a genuinely comparative study of the different trajectories and experiences of independent African states. It addresses the differential legacies of British, French, Portuguese, Belgian and Spanish colonialism as well as the unique qualities of imperial Ethiopia and Liberia. Paul Nugent analyses boundary problems, the reshaping of territorial structures and the contrasting ideological paths followed by civilian and military regimes. The book ends with a look at the interplay between structural adjustment, ethnicity, democratization and the impact of NGOs. A state-level perspective is balanced by a sensitivity to popular culture.




























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