Subnationalism in Africa: Ethnicity, Alliances, and Politics

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004 - Political Science - 279 pages
This examination of the politics of ethnicity and nation-building in Africa stresses the trend towards subnationalist autonomy and away from a singular, state-centric system based on the Western model. Forrest ranges across the continent to explore a variety of subnational movements.
 

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Contents

List of Maps
1
The Historical Context
25
The Contemporary Context
53
Cultural Mosaics
77
Persistent Regionalism
105
Secession Achieved
133
Rebelling Alone
153
Leaders and Rebels
175
Reclaiming the Kingdom
195
Back Toward the Future
213
Reconstructing African Polities
235
Bibliography
255
Index
273
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