The Politics of Contemporary Ethiopia Ethnic Federalism and Authoritarian Survival
Complicity and Responsibility in Contemporary African Writing The Postcolony Revisited
Democratic Practice and Governance in Nigeria
Mauritania's Colonels Political Leadership, Civil-Military Relations and Democratization
By Yohannes Gedamu
July 23, 2021
This book investigates the role of ethnic federalism in Ethiopian politics, reflecting on a long history of division amongst the country’s political elites. The book argues that these patterns have enabled the resilience and survival of authoritarianism in the country, and have led to the failure ...
By Bernard Nwosu
June 28, 2021
This book examines the complex relationship between the state and civil society and the impact that this has had on democratization processes in Nigeria from colonial times to the present. Whilst the Nigerian state continues to struggle with various forms of tension and conflict, civil society in ...
By Minna Johanna Niemi
May 04, 2021
This book investigates the many ways in which contemporary African fiction has reflected on themes of responsibility and complicity during the postcolonial period.Covering the authors Ayi Kwei Armah, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nuruddin Farah, Michiel Heyns, and J. M. Coetzee, the book places each writer’s...
Edited By Okon Akiba
December 31, 2020
Political Change and Constitutionalism in Africa examines the complexities of government and obstacles facing constitutional democracy in transitional African societies. The chapters provide a critical, conceptual framework to probe, interpret and understand the dimensions of current and impending...
Edited By Nicholas Awortwi, Gregor Walter-Drop
September 01, 2020
For millions of Africans, the social situation is dire. Over half of the population of Sub-Sahara Africa do not have access to improved sanitation facilities, and about a quarter are undernourished. If factors such as armed conflicts in the region, the impact of climate change, or the widespread ...
Edited By Ebenezer Oluwole Oni, Omololu Michael Fagbadebo, Dhikru Adewale Yagboyaju
July 01, 2020
This book examines the challenges confronting the practice of democracy and governance in Nigeria. The book examines the theoretical underpinnings and the procedural and institutional components of democratic practice in Nigeria, including the challenges associated with elections, the ...
By Boubacar N’Diaye
March 04, 2020
This book, the result of more than a decade of research, focuses on the socio-political dynamics and civil-military relations in a little studied country: Mauritania, located in the troubled North-western part of Africa. Boubacar N’Diaye brings into light the political evolution of this country ...
By Meshack Simati
February 14, 2020
This book explores the effect of the judiciary on the incidence of post-election violence by political actors across Africa and within African countries. It examines how variation in judicial independence can constrain or incentivize election violence among democratizing states. Using case studies ...
By Jacob Mwathi Mati
February 12, 2020
This book analyses the emergence, strategies, and outcomes of the struggle to embed democratic governance and constitutional order in Kenya, showcasing both the power and the limits of citizen agency in the struggle to transform a postcolonial African state. Utilising data from primary ...
By Daniel Mulugeta
February 12, 2020
This book reconceptualises the idea of the state in Ethiopia. It focuses on the cultural and political processes of state formation, and reveals the complexity of state–society relations as they unfold in the everyday context of local life. It does so by exploring specific configurations of ...
By Michael O. Onolememen
February 04, 2020
This book examines the politics and economics of infrastructure development in Nigeria from Independence in 1960 up to 2015, and the role of good governance in promoting the socioeconomic wellbeing of citizens. Arguing for the need for transformational leadership in infrastructure development...
By Debora Valentina Malito
October 15, 2019
This book is a critical reading of contemporary interventionism, exploring how interventions shape the course of conflicts and reconciliation processes in Somalia. In a critical departure from the state-capacity consensus that has dominated the debate on terrorism and state failure, this book ...