African Governance

  • Infrastructure Development in Nigeria

    A Political and Economic History, 1st Edition

    By Michael Oziegbe Onolememen

    This book examines the politics and economics of infrastructure development in Nigeria from Independence in 1960 to 2015 and the role of good governance in promoting the socioeconomic well-being of citizens. Arguing for the need for transformational leadership in infrastructure development, the…

    Hardback – 2020-03-01 
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  • Political Protest in Contemporary Kenya

    Change and Continuities, 1st Edition

    By Jacob Mwathi Mati

    This book analyzes the emergence, strategies and outcomes of the struggle to embed democratic governance and constitutional order in Kenya, showcasing both the power and limits of citizen’s agency in struggles for transforming a postcolonial African state. Engaging data from primary interviews,…

    Hardback – 2020-02-19 
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  • Destabilising Interventions in Somalia

    Sovereignty Transformations and Subversions, 1st Edition

    By Debora Valentina Malito

    This book is a critical reading of contemporary interventionism, exploring how interventions shape the course of conflicts and reconciliation processes in Somalia. In a critical departure from the state-capacity consensus that has dominated the debate on terrorism and state failure, this book…

    Hardback – 2019-10-21 
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  • Dimensions of African Statehood

    Everyday Governance and Provision of Public Goods, 1st Edition

    By Randi Solhjell

    This book argues that the way in which we use the concept of "state" in many African countries must involve a deeper engagement of the complex workings of state–society relations, rather than a master narrative of European state formation. Dimensions of African Statehood explores the concept of "…

    Hardback – 2019-08-08
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  • Islamist Foreign Policy in Sudan

    Between Radicalism and the Search for Survival, 1st Edition

    By Mohammed H. Sharfi

    Examining the role played by ideology, internal politics and key figures within Sudan after the 1989 coup, this book analyses policymaking in the Sudanese administration in-depth and studies its effect on international and domestic politics and foreign policy. The military coup undertaken in June…

    Hardback – 2019-07-09
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  • Mauritania's Colonels

    Political Leadership, Civil-Military Relations and Democratization, 1st Edition

    By Boubacar N’Diaye

    This book, the result of more than a decade of research, focuses on the socio-political dynamics and civil-military relations in a little studied country: Mauritania, located in the troubled North-western part of Africa. Boubacar N’Diaye brings into light the political evolution of this country…

    Paperback – 2019-07-05
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  • Soldiers and the State in Zimbabwe

    1st Edition

    By Godfrey Maringira

    This book explores the barrack experiences of soldiers in post-independence Zimbabwe, examining the concept of military professionalism within a state in political crisis. Drawing upon interviews with former soldiers of the Zimbabwe National Army, Soldiers and the State in Zimbabwe casts a light…

    Hardback – 2019-06-04
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  • Cultural Capital and Prospects for Democracy in Botswana and Ethiopia

    1st Edition

    By Asafa Jalata

    This book focuses on and examines the impact of cultural capital, political economy, social movements, and political consciousness on the potential development of substantive democracy in Botswana and Ethiopia. While explaining the challenges, obstacles, and opportunities for the development of…

    Hardback – 2019-05-21
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  • African Presidential Republics

    1st Edition

    By Jean Blondel

    This book provides a systematic assessment of the behaviour of some relatively successful presidents in African presidential republics, examining the part played by presidents in the development of their countries. Using two groups of case studies, African Presidential Republics examines the…

    Hardback – 2019-04-24
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  • Institutional Legacies, Decision Frames and Political Violence in Rwanda and Burundi

    1st Edition

    By Stacey Mitchell

    Rwanda and Burundi are strikingly similar countries that underwent democratization in the early 1990s. In both, resistance to democratic reforms led to coups d’état and presidential assassinations. A conundrum arises in terms of what transpires next. In Rwanda, total genocide was perpetrated by…

    Hardback – 2018-06-14
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  • Aid Relations and State Reforms in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    The Politics of Mutual Accommodation and Administrative Neglect, 1st Edition

    By Stylianos Moshonas

    Since 2001 The Democratic Republic of Congo has been engaged in a three-fold transition process towards liberalisation, democratisation, and peace. Throughout this process, external actors (donors, international financial institutions, the UN system, aid agencies) have played a leading role,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-11
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  • South Sudan

    Post-Independence Dilemmas, 1st Edition

    Edited by Amir Idris

    South Sudan: Post-Independence Dilemmas is an interdisciplinary collection of essays which engages with the failure of the newest African State to transition itself successfully to a state and nation after its independence in July 2011. The contributors explore the prospects for new modes of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05
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  • The Rwenzururu Movement in Uganda

    Struggling for Recognition, 1st Edition

    By Martin Doornbos

    This book provides a comprehensive account and analysis of the Rwenzururu movement in Western Uganda. The movement began in the 1960s in the Rwenzori region of Toro District, and was a protest by the minority Bakonzo and Baamba ethnic groups against their continued discrimination and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-19
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  • State-building Interventions in Post-Conflict Liberia

    Building a State without Citizens, 1st Edition

    By Susanne Mulbah

    Post-conflict Liberia has been subjected to extensive international state-building, at some point hosting the largest and one of the longest UN peacekeeping missions in the world, and inflow of aid that exceeds in multiples the GDP. In order to understand the international state-building efforts in…

    Hardback – 2017-09-20
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  • Non-State Social Protection Actors and Services in Africa

    Governance Below the State, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Awortwi, Gregor Walter-Drop

    For millions of Africans, the social situation is dire. Over half of the population of Sub-Sahara Africa do not have access to improved sanitation facilities, and about a quarter are undernourished. If factors such as armed conflicts in the region, the impact of climate change, or the widespread…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
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  • Traditional Institutions in Contemporary African Governance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kidane Mengisteab, Gerard Hagg

    Most African economies range from moderately advanced capitalist systems with modern banks and stock markets to peasant and pastoral subsistent systems. Most African countries are also characterized by parallel institutions of governance – one is the state sanctioned (formal) system and the other…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
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