This new updated edition of the definitive textbook on African government and politics provides comprehensive coverage of the contemporary politics of the continent set in a clear historical context. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised to take account of recent developments and recent research and a completely new chapter added on Political Liberalisation and Economic Reform. This edition also gives extra coverage of North and South Africa and of such key issues as debt, the Aids epidemic, the position of women and the politics of patronage.
Introduction: African Politics Since Independence
Colonialism and the Colonial Impact
Nationalism and the Transfer of Power
State and Society
Political Liberalisation and Economic Reform
Regional Groupings and the Organisation of African Unity
Conclusions: Ideology, the Post-Colonial State and Development
WILLIAM TORDOFF is Emeritus Professor of Government, University of Manchester.
Printing of the book is limited to 10 pages per day.
Keywords: Politics, Africa, Government, Colonialism, Nationalism