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  1. The NGO Factor in Africa

    The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya

    By Maurice N. Amutabi

    Series: African Studies

    The book breaks new ground in understanding the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Africa. The book historicizes NGOs using the Rockefeller Foundation as a case study, looking at its tripartite paradoxical roles as an agent of colonialism, globalization and development/...

    Published January 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. African Minorities in the New World

    Edited by Toyin Falola, Niyi Afolabi

    Series: African Studies

    This book uncovers the reality that new African immigrants now represent a significant force in the configuration of American polity and identity especially in the last forty years. Despite their minority status, African immigrants are making their marks in various areas of human endeavor and...

    Published November 27th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Contending Political Paradigms in Africa

    Rationality and the Politics of Democratization in Kenya and Zambia

    By Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o

    Series: African Studies

    This book focuses on the politics of democratization in Africa, especially the strategic choices of the political elite, both incumbent and opposition within the context of transition politics. The decade 1990- 2000 saw a total of 78 top leadership elections involving 43 of the 48 sub-Saharan...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Britain, Leftist Nationalists and the Transfer of Power in Nigeria, 1945-1965

    By Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani

    Series: African Studies

    This is the first comprehensive study of leftist ideology and movements and their organizational structure in colonial and post colonial Nigeria. Tijani moves the contributions of Nigerian leftists from the archival centers into mainstream intellectual and nationalist history, proving the first...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The 'Civil Society' Problematique

    Deconstructing Civility and Southern Nigeria's Ethnic Radicalization

    By Adedayo Oluwakayode Adekson

    Series: African Studies

    This volume deftly undertakes both a theoretical deconstruction of the concept of civil society (and related themes, including civility) and an empirical analysis of the radicalization process in Southern Nigeria ....

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of Ethnic Nationalism

    Afrikaner Unity, the National Party and the Radical Right in Stellenbosch, 1934–1948

    By Joanne L. Duffy

    Series: African Studies

    The Politics of Ethnic Nationalism is the first significant local study of National Party and Afrikaner politics. By focusing on Stellenbosch as a university and a town, the book extends our understanding of the complex interaction between the GNP/HNP and various organizations of the radical right...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Student Power in Africa's Higher Education

    A Case of Makerere University

    By Frederick K. Byaruhanga

    Series: African Studies

    This book, the first of its kind to treat Uganda, provides a historical analysis of the role of student voices in the development of Uganda's higher education. It not only chronicles incidents of student protests, but also explores and analyses their trigger points as well as the strategies...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Western-Educated Elites in Kenya, 1900-1963

    The African American Factor

    By Jim C. Harper

    Series: African Studies

    Western-educated Elites in Kenya, proposes to conduct a critical examination of the emergence of the American-educated Kenyan elites (the Asomi) and their role in the nationalist movement and eventually their Africanization of the Civil and Private sectors in Kenya....

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Experience of Economic Redistribution

    The Growth, Employment and Redistribution Strategy in South Africa

    By Clarence Tshitereke

    Series: African Studies

    This book provides an analysis of the country's political economy in transition. It documents the history of the gold mining industry's involvement in shaping the political landscape of South Africa, and shows the degree to which the political transition was induced to put in place a new mode of...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Balancing Written History with Oral Tradition

    The Legacy of the Songhoy People

    By Hassimi Oumarou Maiga

    Series: African Studies

    By balancing written history with the African oral tradition, this book conceptualizes the integrations among diverse peoples of Africa and specifically among the Songhoy people. Drawing from a number of academic disciplines and original research that documents the oral and literate traditions of...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

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