Politics in Southern Africa

Politics in Southern Africa : State and Society in Transition

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The authors first introduce the themes and concepts that guide their analysis. Then, in each of eight country studies, they trace the country's political history (beginning with the colonial period) and discuss state structures, political and social actors, fundamentals of the political economy, and the major challenges faced by both state and society. The final section of the book investigates issues that transcend borders: gender and politics, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and southern Africa's role in Africa and the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 154 x 226 x 22mm | 557.93g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • maps
  • 1588263088
  • 9781588263087

Table of contents

Introduction: Southern Africa as a Region. The Region's First States. Malawi. Zambia. Botswana. The Lusophone States. Mozambique. Angola. The Postsettler Societies. Zimbabwe. Namibia. South Africa. Regional Challenges. The AIDS Crisis in Southern Africa. Gender and Politics. Southern Africa's International Relations. Conclusion.
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"This is a superb textbook for the study of Southern Africa.... A fine and eminently useful work that even veteran scholars will learn from." - William Folz, Yale University; "A fine book, exceptionally well researched and written in a very accessible manner." - Peter VonDoepp, University of North Texas"
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About Gretchen Bauer

Gretchen Bauer is associate professor of political science and associate dean for social sciences and history at the University of Delaware. Her publications include Labor and Democracy in Namibia, 1971-1996. Scott D. Taylor is assistant professor of African studies at Georgetown University.
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