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Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa
Five Decades of Misrule

ISBN 9781138920767
Published May 21, 2015 by Routledge
296 Pages

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Book Description

Bringing together scholars from a wide array of disciplines - including anthropology, economics, history, sociology, and political science - this volume addresses the problems of the regime change and state failure in Africa in the context of the global economy, but from a specifically African perspective, arguing that the underdevelopment of the African economy is linked to the underdevelopment of the continents' nation states.

Table of Contents

1. Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Introduction  Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi and Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o  2. Political Leadership and Development in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania  Fredrick O. Wanyama  3. Ethnicity and Regime Change in Ethiopia  Jan Záhořík  4. Beyond Dictatorship in the Democratic Republic of Congo  Claver Lumana Pashi  5. The Trajectory of Iniquitous Dictatorship in Zimbabwe: Implications for Democratization in Southern Africa and Beyond  Moses Tofa  6. Regime Dynamics and Democratic Consolidation in Lesotho  Oscar Gakuo Mwangi  7. Democratic Governance and Human Security in Africa: Discourse on the Fourth Republic in Nigeria  Samuel O. Oloruntoba  8. Democratization and the Politics of Self-Succession in Nigeria  Dele Ashiru  9. Politics of Change: The Notion of ‘Giving’ and Feminist Struggles in Uganda  Caroline Tushabe  10. The Quest for Gender Parity in Southern African Politics  Bertha Z. Osei-Hwedie  11. Regime Change, Succession Politics, and the Language Question  Ann Albuyeh  12. The Power of Language and the Politics of Regime Change in Africa  Kenneth Inyani Simala  13. Political Imagination and the Battles of Discourses in Africa: Notes on Africa, I Will Fleece You (1992); Tears of the Sun (2003) and Beyond the Gates (2006)  Olivier J. Tchouaffe  14.‘Monopoly Politikos’: An Account of a De Facto One-Party State and Lack of Regime Change in Botswana  Dithapelo Lefoko Keorapetse

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Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is Associate Professor of Social Sciences at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o is Associate Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis.