Contemporary Issues in African Society

Historical Analysis and Perspective

  • George Klay Kieh, Jr.

Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)

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This book examines the twin critical processes of state-building and nation-building in Africa and the confluence of major domestic and global issues that shape them. The book covers topics such as the expansive role of non-governmental organizations, the growing influence of charismatic Pentecostalism, ethnic conflicts in East Africa, the failure of the African Union’s peacekeeping efforts in Sudan’s Darfur region, and Africa's expanding relations with the European Union. It combines discussion of these frontier issues shaping contemporary African society with analysis from leading policy experts.


social citizenship in Africa contemporary frontier issues African historical politics civil rights in Africa socio-economic policy in Africa human-centered democracy democratization in Africa militarism in Africa Pentecostalism in Africa genocide in Darfur the African Union conflicts in Africa Political Economy of Africa

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  • George Klay Kieh, Jr.
    • 1
  1. 1.University of West GeorgiaCarrolltonUSA

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