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Front Cover -- Routledge Handbook of African Politics -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of illustrations -- List of contributors -- Acknowledgements -- An introduction to African politics -- Part I: The politics of the state -- 1. Nationalism, one-party states, and military rule -- 2. Federalism and decentralization -- 3. The rule of law and the courts -- 4. Security and the privatization of force and violence -- 5. Neopatrimonialism and political regimes -- 6. The Informal practices of civil servants -- Part II: The politics of identity -- 7. Class politics -- 8. The politics of ethnicity -- 9. Autochthony and the politics of belonging -- 10. Religion and politics -- 11. Muslim politics in West Africa -- 12. Women in politics -- Part III: The politics of conflict -- 13. Civil war -- 14. Oil politics -- 15. Power-sharing -- 16. Post-conflict peacebuilding -- 17. Transitional justice after atrocity -- Part IV: Democracy and electoral politics -- 18. Electoral authoritarianism and multi-party politics -- 19. The power of elections -- 20. Emerging legislatures -- 21. Political parties -- 22. Public opinion and democratic consolidation -- Part V: Political economy and development -- 23. Aid, trade, investment, and dependency -- 24. Social policy -- 25. NGOs -- 26. The economy of affection -- 27. The politics of development -- Part VI: International relations -- 28. Africa and the global economy -- 29. Pan-Africanism and regional integration -- 30. Terrorism, security, and the state -- 31. Democracy promotion -- 32. China and Africa -- Index.
Providing a comprehensive and cutting edge examination of this important continent, Routledge Handbook of African Politics surveys the key debates and controversies, dealing with each of the major issues to be found in Africa's politics today. Structured into 6 broad areas, the handbook features over 30 contributions focused around: The State Identity Conflict Democracy and Electoral Politics Political Economy & Development International Relations Each chapter deals with a specific topic, providing an overview of the main arguments and theories and explaining the empirical evidence that they are based on, drawing on high-profile cases such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. The Handbook also contains new contributions on a wide range of topical issues, including terrorism, the growing influence of China, civil war, and transitional justice, making it required reading for non-specialists and experts alike. Featuring both established scholars and emerging researchers, this is a vital resource for all students of African Studies, democratization, conflict resolution and Third World politics.
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