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Government and Politics in Africa, Fourth Edition

Government and Politics in Africa, Fourth Edition
Author: William Tordoff
ISBN 13: 9780253215451
ISBN 10: 253215455
Edition: Fourth Edition
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 2002-11-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $25.00

Praise for previous editions:"... a wonderfully comprehensive yet succinct textbook on African politics." — Third World Quarterly

"[W]ritten with an economy of language and a breadth of knowledge rarely found in political science writings.... Tordoff's interpretations will be respected by scholars from diverse perspectives." — International Journal of African Historical Studies

The fourth edition of Government and Politics in Africa examines the experience of African states following the emergence of pro-democracy movements from the late 1980s to the present. This fully revised volume examines a wide range of issues and institutions, including multi-party elections and their democratic and authoritarian outcomes; privatization and the market economy; corruption, ethnic and clan rivalry, and religious fundamentalism; state collapse and civil war; the role of regional and Africa-wide organizations; debt relief, structural adjustment, and poverty alleviation; the spread of HIV/AIDS; the role and status of women; and Africa's marginalization in the global economy.