African Politics Products

  • Structural Change in Africa

    Misperceptions, New Narratives and Development in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Carlos Lopes, Auma George Kararach

    Debates on African development continue to downplay the achievement of the continent: economic achievements are diminished and the perception of a conflict prone continent continues. Many of the policy prescriptions externally imposed on African countries have done little to transform the continent…

    Hardback – 2019-07-24 
    Routledge
    The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Democratization in Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gabrielle Lynch, Peter VonDoepp

    This volume explores the issues and debates surrounding the ongoing processes of democratization in sub-Saharan Africa, illuminating the central dynamics characterizing Africa’s democratic experiments, and considering the connections between democratization and economic, social, and cultural…

    Hardback – 2019-07-22 
    Routledge

  • Conquest, Constitutionalism and Democratic Contestations

    South African Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joel M. Modiri

    Two decades since the enactment of South Africa’s present constitution, the durability and endurance of ‘past’ inequalities and injustices illustrate that the ‘new South Africa’ – lauded as a miracle nation with the best constitution in the world – can no longer be regarded as an unqualified…

    Hardback – 2019-07-10 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-07-04 
    Routledge
    African Governance

  • The International Criminal Court and the Lord’s Resistance Army

    Enduring Dilemmas of Transitional Justice, 1st Edition

    By Joseph Otieno Wasonga

    This book interrogates the sharp contrast that emerged between demands of the norms of international rule of law and the interests of conflict resolution at a local level in northern Uganda. Examining how the nature and character of complex conflict situations like that of northern Uganda…

    Hardback – 2019-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • The Power of Civil Society in the Middle East and North Africa

    Peace-building, Change, and Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ibrahim Natil, Chiara Pierobon, Lilian Tauber

    This book investigates the power of civil society in the Middle East and North Africa, in the context of the post-Arab Spring era, as well as more long-standing challenges and constraints in the region. In recent years, local civil society actors have faced significant challenges from social…

    Hardback – 2019-06-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • 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 – 2019-05-23 
    Routledge
    African Governance

  • African Borders, Conflict, Regional and Continental Integration

    1st Edition

    Edited by Inocent Moyo, Christopher Changwe Nshimbi

    This book looks at the ways African borders impact war and conflict, as well as the ways continental integration could contribute towards cooperation, peace and well-being in Africa. African borders or borderlands can be a source of problems and opportunity. There is often a historical, geospatial…

    Hardback – 2019-05-20 
    Routledge
    Border Regions Series

  • Urban Africa and Violent Conflict

    Understanding Conflict Dynamics in Central and Eastern Africa from an Urban Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Büscher

    Urban centres are at the heart of the dynamics of war and peace, of stability and violence: as ‘safe havens’ for those seeking protection, as concentrations of public administrative and military apparatus, and as symbolic bases of state sovereignty and public authority. Heavy fighting in South…

    Hardback – 2019-05-13 
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Economic Reform in Ghana

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Aidoo

    This book explores the significant economic transformation of Ghana over the three decades since the end of the Cold War, focusing on the role of political-economic change and reform. The Politics of Economic Reform in Ghana presents a range of perspectives from scholars drawn from both academia…

    Hardback – 2019-05-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on the Political Economy of Africa

  • Democracy Disconnected

    Participation and Governance in a City of the South, 1st Edition

    By Fiona Anciano, Laurence Piper

    Why is dissatisfaction with local democracy endemic, despite the spread of new participatory institutions? This book argues that a key reason is the limited power of elected local officials, especially to produce the City. City Hall lacks control over key aspects of city decision-making, especially…

    Paperback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge

  • International Mediation in the South African Transition

    Brokering Power in Intractable Conflicts, 1st Edition

    By Zwelethu Jolobe

    This book challenges the conventional understanding of South Africa’s transition to democracy as a home-grown process through a comparative analysis of Commonwealth and United Nations mediation attempts. Approaching power transition through the lens of South Africa, Zwelethu Jolobe raises…

    Hardback – 2019-04-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Africa

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