This book addresses political instability and the role of the military in unstable politics, as well as to class formation, class conflict, and prolonged economic dependency in Africa. It uses a comprehensive theoretical approach based on systems-functionalist theories in solving these issues.
1. Control and Facilitation: An Approach to the Analysis of Political Change 2. Religion and Politics in Independent Uganda: Movement Toward Secularization? 3. Forecast for Political Change in Ethiopia: An Urban Perspective 4. Green Revolution in Ethiopia: The Politics of Rural Development in a Blocked and Inequitable Society 5. The Diffusion and Invention of Legislative and Party Structures in Anglophone Africa 6. African Planning Failure: A Public Policy Analysis 7. The Significance of Sequential Ordering and Timing of Politically Induced Societal Changes in Anglophone African Party States: A Reconsideration 8. Revolutionary Change in Mozambique: Implications for the Emerging Postindependence Society 9. Prospects for Reactionary and Revolutionary Change in Zimbabwe 10. Conclusion: From Case Studies to Systematic Hypothesis Testing