Borders, Nationalism, and the African State

Borders, Nationalism, and the African State

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Tackling a fundamental question in the study of contemporary African politics, Borders, Nationalism, and the African State systematically and comparatively examines the impact of colonial borders on the intertwined trajectories of ethnic conflict and state development. The authors combine case studies (Congo, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, and Sudan) with thematic chapters to provide a vivid story of state weakness and conflict on the continent. Their richly detailed analysis and often surprising findings offer an insightful reexamination of the prospects for peace in Africa, and prompt a fresh consideration of the nature of the African state.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 351 pages
  • 158 x 230 x 26mm | 639.58g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • Library Binding
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 1588263401
  • 9781588263407

Table of contents

Borders, States, and Nationalism - R.R. Laremont. Sudan's Turbulent Road to Nationhood - F. M. Deng. Making and Remaking State and Nation in Ethiopia - E.J. Keller; The Enduring Idea of the Congo - H. F. Weiss and T. Carayannis; The Conflicts and Contradictions of Sierra Leone - J.D. Kandeh, R.R. Laremont, and R. Cremona. Ethnic Grievance or Material Greed? - R.R. Laremont and R.L. Ostergard. The World Economy and the Dilemmas of the African State - W.G. Martin. Conclusion - R.R. Laremont.show more

About Ricardo Rene Laremont

Ricardo Rene Laremont is associate professor of political science, sociology, and African studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton. His previous publications include The Causes of War and the Consequences of Peacekeeping in Africa and Islam and the Politics of Resistance in Algeria.show more