The African Search for Stable Forms of Statehood: Essays in Political Criticism
Shadrack Wanjala Nasong'o
Edwin Mellen Press, 2008 - History - 414 pages
This study explores and probes the shifting modes of politics in Africa as manifested in transitions from colonialism to political independence; from military dictatorship and civilian single-party authoritarianism to multiparty democratic experiments; as well as from one regime to another within the context of an emerging democratic dispensation on the continent.
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