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Politics and Government in African States
1960 - 1985

ISBN 9781032319537
Published August 1, 2022 by Routledge
450 Pages

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Originally published in 1986, Politics and Government in African States 1960-1985 deals with the politics of sub-Saharan African states since independence. Each chapter considers the formal structure of government at the time of independence and traces the subsequent changes. Each chapter also describes the development of the state machinery, the civil service, the parastatals, defence and police forces, party structure, the political opposition and trade unions. The economics of African states are dealt with insofar as they affect politics and government.

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Peter Duignan was Senior Fellow, Lillick Curator and Director of the African/Middle East Program at the Hoover Institution, California, USA. Robert H. Jackson was Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.


‘…a stimulating and informative study.’ Frank Smallwood, Political Science Quarterly, Vol 90, No. 3