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Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

Series Editor: Daniel C Bach

The African Politics and International Relations series seeks to provide readers with a conceptual and comparative perspective on transformations associated with the rise of Africa in international relations and within the global economy. The series explores the empirical and theoretical implications of the engagement of both old and new players, the redefinition of the continent's politics, socio-economic transitions and changing patterns of region-building, both within Africa and with the global South. The series, through its focus on the reappraisal of the role and conception of African agency, seeks to provide readers with a comprehensive, accessible, and insightful treatment of issues that challenge conventional understandings and representations of Africa.

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  1. Real Governance and Practical Norms in Sub-Saharan Africa

    The game of the rules

    Edited by Tom De Herdt, Jean-Pierre OLIVIER de SARDAN

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

    Although international development discourse considers the state as a crucial development actor, there remains a significant discrepancy between the official norms of the state and public services and the actual practices of political elites and civil servants. This text interrogates the variety of...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Homegrown Development in Africa

    Reality or illusion?

    By Chukwumerije Okereke, Patricia Agupusi

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

    Internationally driven development programmes have not been entirely successful in transforming the economic status of African countries. Since the late 1990s many African countries have started to take initiatives to develop an integrated framework that tackles poverty and promotes socio-economic...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. African Agency in International Politics

    Edited by William Brown, Sophie Harman

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

    This book analyses the rapidly increasing role of African states, leaders and other political actors in international politics in the 21st Century. In contrast to the conventional approach of studying how external actors impacted on Africa’s international relations, this book seeks to open up a...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Critical Perspectives on African Politics

    Liberal interventions, state-building and civil society

    Edited by Clive Gabay, Carl Death

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

    Strong states and strong civil societies are now increasingly hailed as the twin drivers of a ‘rising Africa’. Current attempts to support growth and democracy are part of a longer history of promoting projects of disciplinary, regulatory and liberal rule and values beyond ‘the West’. Yet this is...

    Published May 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Reconstructing the Authoritarian State in Africa

    Edited by George Klay Kieh, Jr., Pita Ogaba Agbese

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

    This work seeks to examine the nature and dynamics of authoritarianism in Africa and to suggest ways in which the states covered in the book can be democratically reconstituted. In 1990, a wave of euphoria greeted the "third wave of democratization" that swept across the African Continent. The...

    Published August 29th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of Elite Corruption in Africa

    Uganda in Comparative African Perspective

    By Roger Tangri, Andrew M Mwenda

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

    This book considers the causes of high-level state corruption as well as the political constraints of countering corruption in Africa. It examines elite corruption in government as well as in the political and military spheres of state activity, and focuses on illegal behaviour on the part of state...

    Published April 29th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Neopatrimonialism in Africa and Beyond

    Edited by Daniel C. Bach, Mamoudou Gazibo

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

    Neopatrimonialism, a system whereby rulers use state resources for personal benefit and to secure the loyalty of clients in the general population, is central to any teaching or conceptualisation of contemporary African politics. This book is a theoretical and comparative study of neopatrimonialism...

    Published July 23rd 2012 by Routledge

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