Political Domination in Africa

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David Anderson, Patrick Chabal, Carolyn Brown
CUP Archive, 1986 - Political Science - 211 pages
This collection of essays brings together historians and political scientists from Britain, France and the United States, who, from widely differing perspectives and traditions, have been involved in the process of rethinking African politics. They present here the outline of a new approach, grounded in universal political theory rather than on theories of Third World political development. This seeks to integrate the history of Africa (from pre- to post-colonial) with concepts of political theory as they have been applied historically to the analysis of Europe and America. The book addresses a wide audience: students of African history and politics, of Third World development and of political theory.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements page
1
Democracy in Africa
17
the interplay of domination
30
Democracy and ethnocentrism
52
the peoples voice in West African
71
the case of GuineaBissau
84
Civil society in Africa
109
Political accountability in African history
126
The politics of representation and good government
158
Notes
175
Index
207
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