Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa

Five Decades of Misrule

Edited by Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o

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274 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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

About the Editors

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.

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Routledge African Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies