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Author Nugent, Paul, 1962-

Title Africa since independence : a comparative history / Paul Nugent.

Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  960.32 N895a 2004    ---  Available
Description xix, 620 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 490-607) and index.
Contents Introduction : The basis of comparison -- African independence : poisoned chalice or cup of plenty? -- A profile of Africa at independence -- The shape of things to come : irredentism, secessionism and the Pan-African ideal -- Modernity and tradition, power and prestige : monarchs, chiefs and politicians, 1956-74 -- 'Ism schisms' : African socialism and home-grown capitalism, 1960-85 -- Khaki fatigue: military rule in Africa, 1960-85 -- Second liberation : guerilla warfare, township revolt and the search for a new social order -- Invasion of the acronyms : SAPs, AIDS and the NGO takeover -- Democracy rediscovered : popular protest, elite mobilisation and the return of multipartyism -- Millennial Africa : the national question revisited.
Subject Africa -- History -- 1960-
ISBN 0333682734 (paper)
0333682726 (cloth)

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