The Rise And Decline Of The Zairian State

Paperback | April 3, 2013

byCrawford Young, Thomas Edwin Turner

not yet rated|write a review
Zaire, apparently strong and stable under Presdident Mobutu in the early 1970s, was bankrupt and discredited by the end of that decade, beset by hyperinflation and mass corruption, the populace forced into abject poverty. Why and how, in a new african state strategically located in Central Africa and rich in mineral resources, did this happen? How did the Zairian state become a “parasitic predator” upon its own people?

Pricing and Purchase Info

$51.95

Ships within 3-5 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

Zaire, apparently strong and stable under Presdident Mobutu in the early 1970s, was bankrupt and discredited by the end of that decade, beset by hyperinflation and mass corruption, the populace forced into abject poverty. Why and how, in a new african state strategically located in Central Africa and rich in mineral resources, did this...

Crawford Young is the Rupert Emerson Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Thomas Edwin Turner was professor of political science at Wheeling Jesuit University. He has also worked for Amnesty International. He lives in the Washington D.C. metro are.

other books by Crawford Young

The Postcolonial State in Africa: Fifty Years of Independence, 1960-2010
The Postcolonial State in Africa: Fifty Years of Indepe...

Kobo ebook|Nov 1 2012

$25.29 online$32.74list price(save 22%)
Politics in Congo: Decolonization and Independence
Politics in Congo: Decolonization and Independence

Kobo ebook|Dec 1 2015

$88.49 online$114.83list price(save 22%)
The Postcolonial State In Africa: Fifty Years Of Independence, 1960?2010
The Postcolonial State In Africa: Fifty Years Of Indepe...

Paperback|Nov 20 2012

$41.94 online$41.95list price
see all books by Crawford Young
Format:PaperbackDimensions:522 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.4 inPublished:April 3, 2013Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299101142

ISBN - 13:9780299101145

Customer Reviews of The Rise And Decline Of The Zairian State

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

"This is it, the one best book on Zaire, combining lucid writing, a comprehensive research basis, and a theoretical underpinning of impressive elegance.  If time is limited, read chapters 2, 10, 12 and the conclusions.  If money is limited, spend on nothing else except this work; it is the overwhelmingly most useful and complete guide toward understanding contemporary Zaire."—School of Area Studies Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State