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Power in Africa

An Essay in Political Interpretation

  • Patrick Chabal
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Meanings of Political Interpretation

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  3. Concepts for the Analysis of Power in Africa

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  4. The Construction of the African Post-Colonial Political Order

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  5. Political Change and Continuity in Contemporary Africa

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  6. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

'This book will rightfully head many a reading list...'C.Allen, British Book News Power in Africa casts a fresh look at contemporary Black African politics. It reviews the merits and failings of existing interpretations of Africa's post-colonial society and offers a new approach to its understanding. It has two main aims. First, to present a comparative conceptual framework which places Africa's politics within its appropriate historical context. Second, to offer an explanation of what is actually happening in Africa - beyond the clichs of a dark continent perennially in crisis.

Keywords

government politics revolution sovereignty violence

Authors and affiliations

  • Patrick Chabal
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  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK

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