Obadare, Ebenezer

The Handbook of Civil Society in Africa

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Turning the Table on Gellner: Alternative Discourses of Civil Society in Africa
Ebenezer Obadare

Part I. Core Themes

2. Escape from Tyranny: Civil Society and Democratic Struggles in Africa
Darren Kew, Modupe Oshikoya

3. Civil Society and Religion
Shobana Shankar

4. Theorizing Media as/and Civil Society in Africa
Wendy Willems

5. “Good” State, “Bad” State: Loss and Longing in Postcolonial Zimbabwe
Julia Gallagher

6. NGO Accountability in Africa
Ronelle Burger, Dineo Seabe

Part II. Regional Perspectives

7. Civil Society in the Maghreb: Lessons from the Arab Spring
James Sater

8. Civil Society Organizations and the State in East Africa: From the Colonial to the Modern Era
Priscilla Wamucii

9. Civil Society and the Politics of Belonging in Southern Africa
Daniel Hammett

10. Building Civil Society in West Africa: Notes from the Field
Titilope Mamattah

11. Imagining Civil Society in Zimbabwe and ‘Most of the World’
Kirk Helliker

12. Viral Messaging, Satire, and Spaces of Resistance in Nigeria
Carole Enahoro

13. Civil Society and Conflict in West Africa
Niklas Hultin

Part III. Civil Society in the Shadow of Neoliberalism

14. Neoliberalism and the Forms of Civil Society in Kenya and South Africa
Jacob Mwathi Mati

15. Africa Rising? Afro-Optimism and Uncivil Society in an Era of Economic Volatility
Patrick Bond

16. Civil Society and Neoliberalism
Usman A. Tar

Part IV. After Development: Gender, Sexuality, and Civic Change

17. Popular Organizations in South Africa: From Civics to Service Delivery Protests
Elke Zuern

18. “If Good Food is Cooked in One Country, We Will All Eat from It”: Women and Civil Society in Africa
Hannah Britton, Taylor Price

19. NGOs, Civil Society, and Development
Badru Bukenya, Sam Hickey

20. Civil Society and Sexual Struggles in Africa
Ashley Currier, Joëlle M. Cruz

21. Civil Society’s Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis in Africa
Richard G. Wamai

22. Orature as a Site for Civil Contestation: Film and the Decolonization of Space and Place in Tsisti Dangarembga’s Kare Kare Zvako (Mothers Day) 2005
Bunmi Oyinsan

Part V. Aid, Volunteering and Philanthropy

23. Civil Society and Aid in Africa: A Case of Mistaken Identity?
Alan Fowler

24. Volunteering, Civic Service and Civil Society in Africa
Helene Perold, Lauren Graham

25. Philanthropic Foundations and Civil Society in Sub-Saharan Africa
Christiana Lariba Atibil

26. Volunteering, Civic Agency, and Citizenship in Africa
Ebenezer Obadare

Keywords: Social Sciences, Sociology, general, Non-Profit Enterprises/Corporate Social Responsibility, Regional and Cultural Studies

Publication year
Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies
Page amount
18 pages

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