6th Edition

Africa in World Politics
Constructing Political and Economic Order

ISBN 9780813350288
Published January 3, 2017 by Routledge
362 Pages

USD $56.95

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Book Description

The sixth edition of Africa in World Politics focuses on challenges African states face in constructing viable political economies in contexts both of familiar domestic challenges and an unprecedented mix of engagements, opportunities, and threats emanating from a turbulent and rapidly changing international order. This text, including new chapters on Nigeria and the influence of party politics on economic development, remains an invaluable resource for students of African politics seeking to navigate the continent's complex political and economic landscapes. Revised chapters consider both the extent and the limits of continued healthy growth rates in many countries; the impacts of investments by China and other BRICS countries; plateaus and some reversals in progress on human rights and democratization; dimensions of chronic state weakness deepened by insurgencies, including some that are connected to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State; and peacebuilding efforts struggling to uphold responsible sovereignty in the Sudans, the Great Lakes region, and elsewhere.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Contemporary Context in Historical Perspective

1. Constructing Political and Economic Order
John W. Harbeson 

2. The Heritage of Colonialism
Crawford Young 

Part 2: Building Viable Political Economies

3. Reflections on Africa's Rocky Love-Hate Relationship with International Capital
Todd Moss 

4. Entrepreneurial Governance and the Expansion of Public Investment Funds in Africa
M. Anne Pitcher 

5. The Sad Story of "Africa Rising" and the Continent's Romance with the BRICS
Ian Taylor 

6. In Pursuit of Autonomy: Civil Society and the State in Africa
Aili Mari Tripp 

7. Democracy and the State in Sub-Saharan Africa
John W. Harbeson 

Part 3: In Search of Elusive State Reconstruction

8. The International Factor in African Warfare
William Reno 

9. Sudan and South Sudan: The Tragic Denouement of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement
Princeton N. Lyman 

10. Instability in the Great Lakes Region
Filip Reyntjens 

11. Boko Haram and Nigeria State Weakness
John Campbell 

Part 4: Engaging the International Community Anew

12. The Diplomacy of African Conflicts
I. William Zartman 

13. Bilateral vs. Multilateral Peacebuilding in Africa
Carrie Manning and Luis-Alexandre Berg 

14. The African Union's Peace and Security Architecture - from Aspiration to Operationalization
Ulf Engel 

15. Reconciling Sovereignty with Responsibility: A Basis for International Humanitarian Action
Francis M. Deng 

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