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Democracy And Socialism In Africa

1st Edition

By Robin Cohen


272 pages

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This book examines the extent to which popular demands for democracy are both subverting and enriching the postcolonial order in Africa. It explores a wide range of topics, including economic democracy, the state and civil society, the impact of the economic crisis on women, and agrarian reform. .

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Socialism or Democracy, Socialism and Democracy Part One: Controversies 2. Economic Democracy, Socialism, and the "Market" 3. The State, Civil Society, and Democracy in Africa: Some Theoretical Issues 4. Taking Democracy Seriously: Democracy-Bureaucracy Relations 5. Democracy and the Agrarian Question in Africa: Reflections on the Politics of States and the Representation of Peasants' and Women's Interests 6. Discourses of Democracy in the South African Left: A Critical Commentary Part Two: Cases 7. The National Resistance Movement, "Grassroots Democracy," and Dictatorship in Uganda 8. Inching Towards Democracy: The Ghanaian "Revolution," the International Monetary Fund, and the Politics of the Possible 9. Pastoralists, Socialism, and Democracy: The Sudanese Experience 10. The Peasantariat, Politics, and Democracy in Botswana 11. Gender, Participation, and Radicalism in African Nationalism: Its Contemporary Significance 12. Beyond the Nation-State? Democracy in the Regional Economic Context 13. Conclusion: The Future of Democracy in Africa

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies