Subnationalism in Africa: Ethnicity, Alliances, and Politics

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004 - Political Science - 279 pages
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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
Cameroon
62
Cultural Mosaics
77
Sudan
79
Senegal and Casamance
89
Persistent Regionalism
105
Leaders and Rebels
175
Angola
177
Namibia
183
Reclaiming the Kingdom
195
South Africa
202
Back Toward the Future
213
Ghana
218
Nigeria
225

Democratic Republic of the Congo
107
Secession Achieved
133
Eritrea
134
Somaliland and Somalia
141
Rebelling Alone
153
Ethiopia
155
Reconstructing African Polities
235
Bibliography
255
Index
273
About the Book
279
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Joshua B. Forrest is associate professor of political science at the University of Vermont and is research affiliate at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School for Public and International Affairs.

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