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The postcolonial state in Africa : fifty years of independence, 1960-2010, Crawford Young

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The postcolonial state in Africa : fifty years of independence, 1960-2010
Title
The postcolonial state in Africa
Title remainder
fifty years of independence, 1960-2010
Statement of responsibility
Crawford Young
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Postcolonial State in Africa, Crawford Young offers an informed and authoritative comparative overview of fifty years of African independence, drawing on his decades of research and first-hand experience on the African continent. Young identifies three cycles of hope and disappointment common to many of the African states (including those in North Africa) over the last half-century: initial euphoria at independence in the 1960s followed by disillusionment with a lapse into single-party autocracies and military rule; a period of renewed confidence, radicalization, and ambitious state expansion in the 1970s preceding state crisis and even failure in the disastrous 1980s; and a phase of reborn optimism during the continental wave of democratization beginning around 1990. He explores in depth the many African civil wars--especially those since 1990--and three key tracks of identity: Africanism, territorial nationalism, and ethnicity. Only more recently, Young argues, have the paths of the fifty-three African states begun to diverge more dramatically, with some leading to liberalization and others to political, social, and economic collapse--outcomes impossible to predict at the outset of independence."--Back cover
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Cataloging source
WU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Crawford
Dewey number
960.3/2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT30.5
LC item number
.Y686 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Africa and the diaspora: history, politics, culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Postcolonialism
  • Politics and government
  • Postcolonialism
  • Africa
  • Dekolonisatie
  • Postkolonialisme
  • Afrika
  • Unabhängigkeit
  • Entkolonialisierung
  • Postkolonialismus
  • Politik
  • Afrika
Label
The postcolonial state in Africa : fifty years of independence, 1960-2010, Crawford Young
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=38408
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Anatomy of state crisis
  • Democratization and its limits
  • pt. 3.
  • Themes and conclusions.
  • Morphology of violent civil conflict
  • Africanism, nationalism, and ethnicity : the ambiguous triple helix of identity
  • The African postcolonial state : concluding reflections
  • pt. 1.
  • Setting the frame.
  • A half century of African independence : three cycles of hope and disappointment
  • In search of the African state
  • pt. 2.
  • Itineraries : three cycles of hope and disappointment.
  • Decolonization, the independence settlement, and colonial legacy
  • The road to autocracy : breakdown of the decolonization settlements
Control code
ocn791492197
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 468 pages
Isbn
9780299291433
Lccn
2012015295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021587651
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780299291440
  • (OCoLC)791492197
Label
The postcolonial state in Africa : fifty years of independence, 1960-2010, Crawford Young
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=38408
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Anatomy of state crisis
  • Democratization and its limits
  • pt. 3.
  • Themes and conclusions.
  • Morphology of violent civil conflict
  • Africanism, nationalism, and ethnicity : the ambiguous triple helix of identity
  • The African postcolonial state : concluding reflections
  • pt. 1.
  • Setting the frame.
  • A half century of African independence : three cycles of hope and disappointment
  • In search of the African state
  • pt. 2.
  • Itineraries : three cycles of hope and disappointment.
  • Decolonization, the independence settlement, and colonial legacy
  • The road to autocracy : breakdown of the decolonization settlements
Control code
ocn791492197
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 468 pages
Isbn
9780299291433
Lccn
2012015295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021587651
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780299291440
  • (OCoLC)791492197

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