The African Affairs Reader: Key Texts in Politics, Development, and International Relations by Nic CheesemanThe African Affairs Reader: Key Texts in Politics, Development, and International Relations by Nic Cheeseman

The African Affairs Reader: Key Texts in Politics, Development, and International Relations

EditorNic Cheeseman, Lindsay Whitfield, Carl Death

Paperback | June 7, 2017

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African Affairs is the top journal in African Studies and has been for some time. This book draws together some of the most influential, important, and thought provoking articles published in its pages over the last decade. In doing so, it collates essential cutting-edge research on Africa andmakes it easily available for students, teachers, and researchers alike. The African Affairs Reader is broken down into four sections that cover some of the biggest themes and questions facing the continent today, including: the African State, the Political Economy of Development, Africa's Relationship with the World, and Elections, Representation and Democracy. Withineach section, articles deal with some of the most significant recent trends and events, such as the prospects for democratization in Ghana and Nigeria, the factors underpinning Rwanda's economic success, the rise of political corruption in South Africa, the spread of the drugs trade, the struggleagainst gender based violence, and the growing influence of China. Each section is introduced by a new purpose-written essay by the journal's editors that explains the evolution of the wider debate, highlights key contributions, and suggests new ways in which the discussion can be taken forward.Taken together, the essays and articles included in the volume provide both a coherent introduction to the study of Africa and a compelling commentary on the current state of play on the continent.
Nic Cheeseman is Associate Professor of African Politics at Oxford University. He is the author of Democracy in Africa: Successes, Failures and the Struggle for Political Reform (2015) and the co-editor of Our Turn to Eat (2010), The Handbook of African Politics (2013), and African Politics: Major Works (2016), as well as the co-author...
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Title:The African Affairs Reader: Key Texts in Politics, Development, and International RelationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:June 7, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198794290

ISBN - 13:9780198794295

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1. Nic Cheeseman, Carl Death and Lindsay Whitfield: An introduction to African Affairs and African StudiesPART ONE: THE AFRICAN STATE2. Nic Cheeseman, Carl Death and Lindsay Whitfield: An introduction to the African state3. Crawford Young: The End of the Post-Colonial State in Africa? Reflections on Changing African Political Dynamics4. Catherine Boone: Property and Constitutional Order: Land tenure reform and the future of the African state5. Stephen Ellis and Mark Shaw: Does organized crime exist in Africa?PART TWO: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT6. Lindsay Whitfield: An introduction to the political economy of development7. Stefano Ponte: The Politics of ownership: Tanzania coffee policy in the age of liberal reformism8. Deborah Brautigam: Close Encounters: Chinese business networks as industrial catalysts in Sub-Saharan Africa9. David Booth and Frederick Golooba-Mutebi: Developmental patrimonialism? The case of RwandaPART THREE: ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY AND REPRESENTATION10. Nic Cheeseman: An introduction to elections, democracy and representation11. J. Shola Omotola: Elections and Democratic Transition in Nigeria under the Fourth Republic12. Anja Osei: Elites and Democracy in Ghana: A social network approach13. Tom Lodge: Neo-Patrimonial Politics in the ANCPART FOUR: AFRICA AND THE WORLD14. Carl Death: An introduction to Africa and the world15. Frederick Cooper: What Is the Concept of Globalization Good for? An African Historian's Perspective16. Peace Medie: Fighting gender-based violence: The women's movement and the enforcement of rape law in Liberia17. Giles Mohan and Ben Lampert: Negotiating China: Reinserting African Agency into China-Africa relations18. Tim Murithi: Briefing: The African Union at Ten: An appraisal