African Politics

African Politics : Crises and Challenges

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This is a sympathetic but hardheaded analysis of the crisis issues common to the continent as a whole: the struggle for national identity, poverty, the unresolved festering issue of white supremacy in Southern Africa, the problem of political community in the African urban setting, and the struggle for popular control over more

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  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 21.6mm | 502.62g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Midland Book.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253203880
  • 9780253203885

Table of contents

Preface I. Introduction II. The Impact of Colonial Rule III. The Challenge of Nation-Building IV. South Africa: Apartheid and the Clash of Nationalisms V. The Crisis of Enduring Poverty VI. The Dilemma of Political Community in the Urban Context VII. Political Parties: The Quest for Popular Government VIII. Military Intervention: Aberration or Way of Life? IX. U.S. Policy toward Sub-Saharan Africa: Continuities and Variations Notes Indexshow more

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"A well-balanced presentation ... especially notable for its succinct review of the factors currently controlling the South African political situation." The Nation " ... authoritative work ... " Foreign Affairs " ... broad enough in its reach to be useful to teaching in interdisciplinary African studies courses for undergraduates." Perspective "Gus Liebenow has produced a winner, eminently suitable for classroom use, with enough substance to be of interest to both teachers and students." Africa Todayshow more

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