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The post-colonial state in Africa : fifty years of independence, 1960-2010, Crawford Young

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The post-colonial state in Africa : fifty years of independence, 1960-2010
Title
The post-colonial state in Africa
Title remainder
fifty years of independence, 1960-2010
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Crawford Young
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In The Postcolonial State in Africa, Crawford Young offers an informed and authoritative comparative overview of fifty years of African independence, drawing on his decades of research and first-hand experience on the African continent. Young identifies three cycles of hope and disappointment common to many of the African states (including those in North Africa) over the last half-century: initial euphoria at independence in the 1960s followed by disillusionment with a lapse into single-party autocracies and military rule; a period of renewed confidence, radicalization, and ambitious state expansion in the 1970s preceding state crisis and even failure in the disastrous 1980s; and a phase of reborn optimism during the continental wave of democratization beginning around 1990. He explores in depth the many African civil wars--especially those since 1990--and three key tracks of identity: Africanism, territorial nationalism, and ethnicity. Only more recently, Young argues, have the paths of the fifty-three African states begun to diverge more dramatically, with some leading to liberalization and others to political, social, and economic collapse--outcomes impossible to predict at the outset of independence."--Back cover
  • "A highly readable, sweeping, and yet detailed analysis of the African state in all its failures and moments of hope. Crawford Young manages to touch upon all the important issues in the discipline and crucial developments in the recent history of the African continent. This book will be a classic."---Pierre Englebert, author of Africa Unity, Sovereignty, and Sorrow --
  • In The Postcolonial State in Africa, Crawford Young offers an informed and authoritative comparative overview of fifty years of African independence, drawing on his decades of research and first-hand experience on the African continent. --
  • Young identifies three cycles of hope and disappointment common to many of the African states (including those in North Africa) over the last half-century: initial euphoria at independence in the 1960s followed by disillusionment with a lapse into single-party autocracies and military rule; a period of renewed confidence, radicalization, and ambitious state expansion in the 1970s preceding state crisis and even failure in the disastrous 1980s; and a phase of reborn optimism during the continental wave of democratization beginning around 1990. He explores in depth the many African civil wars-especially those since 1990-and three key tracks of identity: Africanism, territorial nationalism, and ethnicity. --
  • Only more recently, Young argues, have the paths of the fifty-three African states begun to diverge more dramatically, with some leading to liberalization and others to political, social, and economic collapse-outcomes impossible to predict at the outset of independence. --
  • "An interesting, thoughtful, and comprehensive work rich in case material and analysis; the incorporation of the analysis of the North African states is particularly noteworthy. The scope of Young's knowledge and mastery of the scholarly literature is truly impressive."---Catherine Boone, author of Political Topographies of the African State: Territorial Authority and Institutional Choice --Book Jacket
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WU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
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Young, Crawford
Dewey number
960.3/2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT30.5
LC item number
.Y686 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Africa and the diaspora: history, politics, culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Postcolonialism
  • Africa
  • Africa
Label
The post-colonial state in Africa : fifty years of independence, 1960-2010, Crawford Young
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-433) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Anatomy of state crisis
  • Democratization and its limits
  • pt. 3.
  • Themes and conclusions.
  • Morphology of violent civil conflict
  • Africanism, nationalism, and ethnicity : the ambiguous triple helix of identity
  • The African postcolonial state : concluding reflections
  • pt. 1.
  • Setting the frame.
  • A half century of African independence : three cycles of hope and disappointment
  • In search of the African state
  • pt. 2.
  • Itineraries : three cycles of hope and disappointment.
  • Decolonization, the independence settlement, and colonial legacy
  • The road to autocracy : breakdown of the decolonization settlements
Control code
791492197
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 468 pages
Isbn
9780299291440
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012015295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)791492197
Label
The post-colonial state in Africa : fifty years of independence, 1960-2010, Crawford Young
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Anatomy of state crisis
  • Democratization and its limits
  • pt. 3.
  • Themes and conclusions.
  • Morphology of violent civil conflict
  • Africanism, nationalism, and ethnicity : the ambiguous triple helix of identity
  • The African postcolonial state : concluding reflections
  • pt. 1.
  • Setting the frame.
  • A half century of African independence : three cycles of hope and disappointment
  • In search of the African state
  • pt. 2.
  • Itineraries : three cycles of hope and disappointment.
  • Decolonization, the independence settlement, and colonial legacy
  • The road to autocracy : breakdown of the decolonization settlements
Control code
791492197
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 468 pages
Isbn
9780299291440
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012015295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)791492197

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