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The Politics of Contemporary Ethiopia Ethnic Federalism and Authoritarian Survival

The Politics of Contemporary Ethiopia: Ethnic Federalism and Authoritarian Survival

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

Civil Society and Democracy in Nigeria A Theoretical Approach

Civil Society and Democracy in Nigeria: A Theoretical Approach

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

Complicity and Responsibility in Contemporary African Writing The Postcolony Revisited

Complicity and Responsibility in Contemporary African Writing: The Postcolony Revisited

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

Political Change and Constitutionalism in Africa Emerging Trends

Political Change and Constitutionalism in Africa: Emerging Trends

1st Edition

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...

Non-State Social Protection Actors and Services in Africa Governance Below the State

Non-State Social Protection Actors and Services in Africa: Governance Below the State

1st Edition

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 ...

Democratic Practice and Governance in Nigeria

Democratic Practice and Governance in Nigeria

1st Edition

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 ...

Mauritania's Colonels Political Leadership, Civil-Military Relations and Democratization

Mauritania's Colonels: Political Leadership, Civil-Military Relations and Democratization

1st Edition

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 ...

Post-Election Violence in Africa The Impact of Judicial Independence

Post-Election Violence in Africa: The Impact of Judicial Independence

1st Edition

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 ...

Political Protest in Contemporary Kenya Change and Continuities

Political Protest in Contemporary Kenya: Change and Continuities

1st Edition

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 ...

The Everyday State in Africa Governance Practices and State Ideas in Ethiopia

The Everyday State in Africa: Governance Practices and State Ideas in Ethiopia

1st Edition

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 ...

Infrastructure Development in Nigeria A Political and Economic History

Infrastructure Development in Nigeria: A Political and Economic History

1st Edition

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...

Destabilising Interventions in Somalia Sovereignty Transformations and Subversions

Destabilising Interventions in Somalia: Sovereignty Transformations and Subversions

1st Edition

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 ...

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