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African Politics in Comparative Perspective. Gran Hydn - 2 Edition (Paperback)

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Edition: 2 Edition

Number of Pages: 326

Genre: Political Science

Sub-Genre: Comparative Politics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author: Georan Hydaen & Goran Hyden & Gran Hydn

Language: English

Street Date: October 1, 2012
TCIN: 79624631
UPC: 9781107651418
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-6448

Description

This revised and expanded second edition of African Politics in Comparative Perspective reviews fifty years of research on politics in Africa and addresses some issues in a new light, keeping in mind the changes in Africa since the first edition was written in 2004. The book synthesizes insights from different scholarly approaches and offers an original interpretation of the knowledge accumulated in the field. Goran Hyden discusses how research on African politics relates to the study of politics in other regions and mainstream theories in comparative politics. He focuses on such key issues as why politics trumps economics, rule is personal, state is weak and policies are made with a communal rather than an individual lens. The book also discusses why in the light of these conditions agriculture is problematic, gender contested, ethnicity manipulated and relations with Western powers a matter of defiance.
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