The Resource States and Power in Africa : Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control, Jeffrey Herbst

States and Power in Africa : Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control, Jeffrey Herbst

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States and Power in Africa : Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control
Title
States and Power in Africa
Title remainder
Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control
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Jeffrey Herbst
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what occurred in Europe. In States and Power in Africa, Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative perspective. Herbst’s bold contention—that the conditions now facing African state-builders existed long before European penetration of the continent—is sure to provoke controversy, for it runs counter to the prevailing assumption that colonialism changed everything.This revised edition includes a new preface in which the author links the enormous changes that have taken place in Africa over the past fifteen years to long-term state consolidation. The final chapter on policy prescriptions has also been revised to reflect the evolution of African and international responses to state failure
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Jeffrey Herbst is president of Colgate University.
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IN-ChSCO
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Herbst, Jeffrey
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other
LC call number
JQ1875
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
Series statement
Princeton Studies in International History and Politics
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  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Social Science
  • Political Science
  • Politics and government
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
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specialized
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States and Power in Africa : Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control, Jeffrey Herbst
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Two. Power and Space in Precolonial Africa
  • Three. The Europeans and the African Problem
  • Four. The Political Kingdom in Independent Africa
  • Part Three. NATIONAL DESIGN AND DOMESTIC POLITICS
  • Five. National Design and the Broadcasting of Power
  • Six. Chiefs, States, and the Land
  • Part Four. BOUNDARIES AND POWER
  • Seven. The Coin of the African Realm
  • Eight. The Politics of Migration and Citizenship
  • Part Five. CONCLUSION
  • Frontmatter
  • Nine. The Past and the Future of State Power in Africa Revised for the New Paperback Edition
  • Index
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface to the New Paperback Edition
  • Introduction
  • Part One. THE CHALLENGE OF STATE-BUILDING IN AFRICA
  • One. The Challenge of State-Building in Africa
  • Part Two. THE CONSTRUCTION OF STATES IN AFRICA
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unknown
Edition
2., Second edition with a New Preface.
Extent
1 online resource(312 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852321
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400852321
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459853
  • (OCoLC)984650502
  • (DE-B1597)9781400852321
Label
States and Power in Africa : Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control, Jeffrey Herbst
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Two. Power and Space in Precolonial Africa
  • Three. The Europeans and the African Problem
  • Four. The Political Kingdom in Independent Africa
  • Part Three. NATIONAL DESIGN AND DOMESTIC POLITICS
  • Five. National Design and the Broadcasting of Power
  • Six. Chiefs, States, and the Land
  • Part Four. BOUNDARIES AND POWER
  • Seven. The Coin of the African Realm
  • Eight. The Politics of Migration and Citizenship
  • Part Five. CONCLUSION
  • Frontmatter
  • Nine. The Past and the Future of State Power in Africa Revised for the New Paperback Edition
  • Index
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface to the New Paperback Edition
  • Introduction
  • Part One. THE CHALLENGE OF STATE-BUILDING IN AFRICA
  • One. The Challenge of State-Building in Africa
  • Part Two. THE CONSTRUCTION OF STATES IN AFRICA
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2., Second edition with a New Preface.
Extent
1 online resource(312 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852321
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400852321
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459853
  • (OCoLC)984650502
  • (DE-B1597)9781400852321

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