1st Edition

State Versus Ethnic Claims African Policy Dilemmas

    The idea for this book can be traced to an informal brainstorming session among four very good friends -- Ali Mazrui, Victor Olorunsola, Donald Rothchild and Dunstan Wai. In a real sense, then, as editors we owe a lot to Dunstan and Ali for their intellectual stimulation and for encouraging us to pursue a follow-up to ~.f.2l.i::. ,lla .Qt Cultyral ~Natignalism .in A..f'.da

    Foreword -- Part I -- Introduction -- Part II -- State Claims and Their Implications for Ethnic Relations -- Part III -- The Claims of Ethnic Groups -- Part IV -- Policies to Manage Competing Claims -- Part V -- The Dialectic of Auton~ and Control -- Index -- List of Contributors.


    Donald Rothchild is professor of political science, University of California at Davis. He has been visiting Fulbright Lecturer in Political Science at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; senior lecturer in government at the University of Nairobi, Kenya; and visiting Ford Professor of Political Science at the University of Zambia. He is author of Politics of Integration: An East African Documentary (1968) and coauthor of Scarcity, Choice and Public Policy in Middle Africa (1978). Victor Olorunsola is now chairman and professor in the Department of Political Science at Iowa State University. He has edited and contributed to The Politics of Cultural Sub-Nationalism in Africa (1972) and written Societal Reconstruction in Two African States (1977).