Preventive Diplomacy Security And Human Rights In West Africa

Author by : Okon Akiba
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Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This edited volume focuses on the development and conflict prevention mechanism of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS. The contributors discuss complex socio-political and economic issues and use a cross disciplinary approach to treat most of the dominant research questions in the field. The chapters come nicely together in a kaleidoscope of knowledge deriving from scholarly investigative traditions in political science, anthropology, economics, law, and sociology. The book is conceived as a source of reference and for graduate courses in African politics, development, human rights, transnational law, and international public policy.


Current Contents Africa

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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African Perspectives On Development

Author by : Ulf Himmelstrand
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Publisher by : James Currey Publishers
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Description : Theoretical perspectives on the crisis of development theories.


An Anatomy Of Ghanaian Politics

Author by : Naomi Chazan
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The paths of African states have diverged markedly since the termination of colonial rule. Nevertheless, Ghana, the first African state to achieve independence, epitomizes both the political gyrations and the overall stagnation common to many other countries on the continent. This work concentrates on the 1969–1982 period in Ghana, focusing on two interrelated facets of African politics: the decline of state power and authority, and adjustments to political recession. The author traces the dual patterns of diminution of the state and the adaptation of autonomous coping mechanisms in the separate spheres of political leadership, political structures and institutions, ideology, and political economy. The dynamic of state-society interactions is then treated in terms of the rhythm of dissent, conflict, and disengagement. Dr. Chazan provides a comprehensive study of Ghanaian politics from the 1970s to the present. By systematically analyzing the process of political decline and regeneration, she highlights similar processes apparent elsewhere in Africa. The stress on the subtleties and direction of political change has important implications for policymakers and policy analysts alike.


A Airports

Author by : British Library
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter
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Woman And Her Environment

Author by : Man Singh Das
Languange : en
Publisher by : M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.
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Description : The book explores the role conflict, stresses and disabilities of the females, areas of change in the administrative and legal spheres. It also asserts a connection between economic dependency and divorce.


The Politics Of Elite Culture

Author by : Abner Cohen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Women In Sub Saharan Africa

Author by : Iris Berger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Indiana University Press
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Description : "These four volumes in this major series . . . provide a single-source reference to the status of the field of women's history and to ways that the field can be expanded. . . . A basic set for all academic libraries." --Library Journal Academic Newswire Berger and White focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, tracing women's history from earliest times to the present. By exploring their place in social, economic, political, and religious life, the authors highlight the changing societal position of women through shifts over time in ideas about gender and the connections between women's public and private spheres.


The Ethnic Revival

Author by : Anthony D. Smith
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Publisher by : CUP Archive
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Description : Explores the ethnic separatisms and 'neo-nationalisms' that threatened to undermine the fragile stability of the world order in the early 1980s.


Violence In Nigeria

Author by : Toyin Falola
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Publisher by : University Rochester Press
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Description : Violence in Nigeria is the most comprehensive study of religious violence and aggression in Nigeria, notably its causes, consequences, and the options for conflict resolution. After an analysis of the links between religion and politics, the book elaborates on all the major cases of violence in the 1980s and 90s, including the Maitatsine, Kano, Bauchi, Kaduna, and Katsina riots. Zones of religious tensions are identified, as well as general characteristics of violence in Nigeria; and issues in inter and intra-religious relations, relious organizations, and the states, and the main actors in the conflicts are explored in great detail. A product of extensive primary research, Violence in Nigeria makes a contribution to contemporary social and political history that no previous study has attempted, and it is written to appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike.


Families In A Global Context

Author by : Charles B. Hennon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : How are families the same or different around the world? Families in a Global Context puts the similarities and differences into perspective, presenting an in-depth comparative analysis of family life in 17 countries around the world. Contributors discuss different country's family life by using a standard framework to review major influences and patterns. The framework allows readers to do comparative reflection across several countries on a variety of daily living elements, including social and economic forces such as urbanization and modernization, changes in gender/courtship/spousal patterns, and war. This book provides an informative illustration of current as well as future trends of family life worldwide.


Amistad S Orphans

Author by : Benjamin Nicholas Lawrance
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Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : The lives of six African children, ages nine to sixteen, were forever altered by the revolt aboard the Cuban schooner La Amistad in 1839. Like their adult companions, all were captured in Africa and illegally sold as slaves. In this fascinating revisionist history, Benjamin N. Lawrance reconstructs six entwined stories and brings them to the forefront of the Amistad conflict. Through eyewitness testimonies, court records, and the children’s own letters, Lawrance recounts how their lives were inextricably interwoven by the historic drama, and casts new light on illegal nineteenth-century transatlantic slave smuggling.


Political Development Theory

Author by : Richard Higgott
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book examines development theory from a political persepctive. It considers modernisation theory and public policy, as well as Marxism, the state, and the third world.


Sierra Leone 1787 1987

Author by : Christopher Fyfe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Africa Projected

Author by : Timothy M. Shaw
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book presents an original and critical overview of Africa's diverse political economies which takes into account contemporary crises, current analyses, historical insights, and projected problems. In addition to treating new data, it proposes a novel framework for analysis which includes class coalitions as well as contradictions and emphasizes division as well as co-operation within the bourgeoisie and proletariat.


Population Prosperity And Pverty

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : CUP Archive
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The Politics Of Transition In Africa

Author by : Giles Mohan
Languange : en
Publisher by : James Currey Publishers
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Description : Publ. in association with Review of African Political Economy


Syncretism Anti Syncretism

Author by : Rosalind Shaw
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Syncretism - the synthesis of different religious - is a contentious word. Some regard it as a pejorative term, referring to local versions of notionally standard `world religions' which are deemed `inauthentic' because saturated with indigenous content. Syncretic versions of Christianity do not conform to `official' (read `European') models. In other contexts however, the syncretic amalgamation of religions may be validated as a mode of resistance to colonial hegemony, a sign of cultural survival, or as a means of authorising political dominance in a multicultural state. In Syncretism/Anti-Syncretism the contributors explore the issues of agency and power which are integral to the very process of syncretism and to the competing discourses surrounding the term.


Understanding Third World Politics

Author by : Brian Clive Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Indiana University Press
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Description : Praise for the first edition: "... this masterful and concise volume overviews the range of approaches social scientists have applied to explain events in the Third World." —Journal of Developing Areas Understanding Third World Politics is a comprehensive, critical introduction to political development and comparative politics in the non-Western world today. Beginning with an assessment of the shared factors that seem to determine underdevelopment, B. C. Smith introduces the major theories of development—development theory, modernization theory, neo-colonialism, and dependency theory—and examines the role and character of key political organizations, political parties, and the military in determining the fate of developing nations. This new edition gives special attention to the problems and challenges faced by developing nations as they become democratic states by addressing questions of political legitimacy, consensus building, religion, ethnicity, and class.


The Dilemmas Of Ethnic Policy

Author by : John Gaffar La Guerre
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Description : The Dilemmas of Ethnic Policy: A Global Perspective argues that ethnic conflict increases or decreases in relation to changes in the social structure and the location and distribution of political power. Ethnic grievances derive from lack of access to valued resources, and elites play a crucial role in allocating those resources. This book examines the experiences of five countries with a history of ethnic conflict: former Yugoslavia/Bosnia-Herzegovina, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States. It finds that in many cases, solutions adopted to mitigate ethnic conflict have unintended consequences. Often, supposed solutions confuse cause and effect and in fact worsen ethnic conflict. Attempts to address identity issues by pandering to them often led to further ethnic demands. This book argues that, based on the experiences of the countries under examination, the best course is to adopt policies that encourage alliances between and among ethnic groups.


Sociology Of Underdevelopment

Author by : Rajendra Pandey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Mittal Publications
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A Companion To Gender Studies

Author by : Philomena Essed
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : A Companion to Gender Studies presents a unified and comprehensive vision of its field, and its new directions. It is designed to demonstrate in action the rich interplay between gender and other markers of social position and (dis)privilege, such as race, class, ethnicity, and nationality. Presents a unified and comprehensive vision of gender studies, and its new directions, injecting a much-needed infusion of new ideas into the field; Organized thematically and written in a lucid and lively fashion, each chapter gives insightful consideration to the differing views on its topic, and also clarifies each contributor's own position; Features original contributions from an international panel of leading experts in the field, and is co-edited by the well-known and internationally respected David Theo Goldberg.


French Beans And Food Scares

Author by : Susanne Freidberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : From mad cows to McDonaldization to genetically modified maize, European food scares and controversies at the turn of the millennium provoked anxieties about the perils hidden in an increasingly industrialized, internationalized food supply. These food fears have cast a shadow as long as Africa, where farmers struggle to meet European demand for the certifiably clean green bean. But the trade in fresh foods between Africa and Europe is hardly uniform. Britain and France still do business mostly with their former colonies, in ways that differ as dramatically as their national cuisines. The British buy their "baby veg" from industrial-scale farms, pre-packaged and pre-trimmed; the French, meanwhile, prefer their green beans naked, and produced by peasants. Managers and technologists coordinate the baby veg trade between Anglophone Africa and Britain, whereas an assortment of commercants and self-styled agro-entrepreneurs run the French bean trade. Globalization, then, has not erased cultural difference in the world of food and trade, but instead has stretched it to a transnational scale. French Beans and Food Scares explores the cultural economies of two "non-traditional" commodity trades between Africa and Europe--one anglophone, the other francophone--in order to show not only why they differ but also how both have felt the fall-out of the wealthy world's food scares. In a voyage that begins in the mid-19th century and ends in the early 21st, passing by way of Paris, London, Burkina Faso and Zambia, French Beans and Food Scares illuminates the daily work of exporters, importers and other invisible intermediaries in the global fresh food economy. These intermediaries' accounts provide a unique perspective on the practical and ethical challenges of globalized food trading in an anxious age. They also show how postcolonial ties shape not only different societies' geographies of food supply, but also their very ideas about what makes food good.


Managing Political Change

Author by : Keith R Legg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Recent British Sociology

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Between Militarism And Technocratic Governance

Author by : Anders Sjögren
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fountain Pub Limited
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Description : State-civil society relations in Africa have during recent decades been transformed in the context of economic liberalisation and state reform. This study explores state-civil society relations in contemporary Uganda, from 1986 to the present, in order to illustrate and explain the scope for and capacity of different social forces to create access to and democratise the state. The study interrogates state-civil society relations under the incumbent National Resistance Movement government as these are expressed through forms of interest representation and conflict regulation in different political arenas. It analyses this problem through an empirical study of the health sector at both national and local levels. Changes in the health regime - the rules and practices that regulate health politics - are analysed by a historical reconstruction of how different health regimes evolved from demands from social forces on the colonial and post-colonial state, in relation to broader patterns of political change. The ruling political coalition from 1986 has promoted a model for capitalist development based on donor-driven economic growth, institutional reform and political monopoly - what is referred to in the study as technocratic governance. Throughout, however, the technocratic tendency has been shaped in relation to the political economy of militarism as a more openly repressive form of authoritarian rule. The study argues that limits to democratisation of state society relations within the health sector and of Ugandan politics at large are best explained by relations of domination in society, within the state and among external political forces. The main conclusion is that democratisation of the state has been resisted by ruling groups, and therefore restricted


Rethinking The Third World

Author by : Rosemary E. Galli
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.