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Non-State Social Protection Actors and Services in Africa: Governance Below the State

Non-State Social Protection Actors and Services in Africa: Governance Below the State

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Nicholas Awortwi, Gregor Walter-Drop
July 09, 2020

For millions of Africans, the social situation is dire. Over half of the population of Sub-Sahara Africa do not have access to improved sanitation facilities, and about a quarter are undernourished. If factors such as armed conflicts in the region, the impact of climate change, or the widespread...

Mauritania's Colonels: Political Leadership, Civil-Military Relations and Democratization

Mauritania's Colonels: Political Leadership, Civil-Military Relations and Democratization

1st Edition

Boubacar N’Diaye
March 04, 2020

This book, the result of more than a decade of research, focuses on the socio-political dynamics and civil-military relations in a little studied country: Mauritania, located in the troubled North-western part of Africa. Boubacar N’Diaye brings into light the political evolution of this country...

Post-Election Violence in Africa: The Impact of Judicial Independence

Post-Election Violence in Africa: The Impact of Judicial Independence

1st Edition

Meshack Simati
February 14, 2020

This book explores the effect of the judiciary on the incidence of post-election violence by political actors across Africa and within African countries. It examines how variation in judicial independence can constrain or incentivize election violence among democratizing states. Using case studies...

The Everyday State in Africa: Governance Practices and State Ideas in Ethiopia

The Everyday State in Africa: Governance Practices and State Ideas in Ethiopia

1st Edition

Daniel Mulugeta
February 12, 2020

This book reconceptualises the idea of the state in Ethiopia. It focuses on the cultural and political processes of state formation, and reveals the complexity of state–society relations as they unfold in the everyday context of local life. It does so by exploring specific configurations of...

Political Protest in Contemporary Kenya: Change and Continuities

Political Protest in Contemporary Kenya: Change and Continuities

1st Edition

Jacob Mwathi Mati
February 12, 2020

This book analyses the emergence, strategies, and outcomes of the struggle to embed democratic governance and constitutional order in Kenya, showcasing both the power and the limits of citizen agency in the struggle to transform a postcolonial African state. Utilising data from primary...

Infrastructure Development in Nigeria: A Political and Economic History

Infrastructure Development in Nigeria: A Political and Economic History

1st Edition

Michael O. Onolememen
February 04, 2020

This book examines the politics and economics of infrastructure development in Nigeria from Independence in 1960 up to 2015, and the role of good governance in promoting the socioeconomic wellbeing of citizens. Arguing for the need for transformational leadership in infrastructure development...

Destabilising Interventions in Somalia: Sovereignty Transformations and Subversions

Destabilising Interventions in Somalia: Sovereignty Transformations and Subversions

1st Edition

Debora Valentina Malito
October 15, 2019

This book is a critical reading of contemporary interventionism, exploring how interventions shape the course of conflicts and reconciliation processes in Somalia. In a critical departure from the state-capacity consensus that has dominated the debate on terrorism and state failure, this book...

Dimensions of African Statehood: Everyday Governance and Provision of Public Goods

Dimensions of African Statehood: Everyday Governance and Provision of Public Goods

1st Edition

Randi Solhjell
August 08, 2019

This book argues that the way in which we use the concept of "state" in many African countries must involve a deeper engagement of the complex workings of state–society relations, rather than a master narrative of European state formation. Dimensions of African Statehood explores the concept of "...

Islamist Foreign Policy in Sudan: Between Radicalism and the Search for Survival

Islamist Foreign Policy in Sudan: Between Radicalism and the Search for Survival

1st Edition

Mohammed H. Sharfi
July 09, 2019

Examining the role played by ideology, internal politics and key figures within Sudan after the 1989 coup, this book analyses policymaking in the Sudanese administration in-depth and studies its effect on international and domestic politics and foreign policy. The military coup undertaken in June...

Soldiers and the State in Zimbabwe

Soldiers and the State in Zimbabwe

1st Edition

Godfrey Maringira
June 04, 2019

This book explores the barrack experiences of soldiers in post-independence Zimbabwe, examining the concept of military professionalism within a state in political crisis. Drawing upon interviews with former soldiers of the Zimbabwe National Army, Soldiers and the State in Zimbabwe casts a light...

Cultural Capital and Prospects for Democracy in Botswana and Ethiopia

Cultural Capital and Prospects for Democracy in Botswana and Ethiopia

1st Edition

Asafa Jalata
May 21, 2019

This book focuses on and examines the impact of cultural capital, political economy, social movements, and political consciousness on the potential development of substantive democracy in Botswana and Ethiopia. While explaining the challenges, obstacles, and opportunities for the development of...

African Presidential Republics

African Presidential Republics

1st Edition

Jean Blondel
April 24, 2019

This book provides a systematic assessment of the behaviour of some relatively successful presidents in African presidential republics, examining the part played by presidents in the development of their countries. Using two groups of case studies, African Presidential Republics examines the...

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