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7. The military in African politics

7. The military in African politics  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0007
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Since the 1960s, there have been more than 200 coups—extra-constitutional or forced changes in government—in Africa, with around half of them being successful. The period between the 1960s ... More
9. Africa’s international relations

9. Africa’s international relations  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0009
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Despite the myth of marginality and irrelevance, Africa has always played an important role in international politics. The slave trade, the Scramble for Africa and subsequent colonial ... More
African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

African Politics: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian Taylor

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.001.0001
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African Politics: A Very Short Introduction explores how politics is practised on the African continent, providing an overview of the different states and their systems. It ... More
2. Why corruption is a problem

2. Why corruption is a problem  

Leslie Holmes

in Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191785214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.003.0002
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Corruption impacts upon individuals, groups, and organizations in numerous ways. ‘Why corruption is a problem’ considers the negative effects of corruption in terms of social, ... More
8. Democracy in Africa

8. Democracy in Africa  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0008
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Modern Africa’s first formalized liberal democracies came with various legislatures left behind by the colonialists. Yet soon after independence, most new African leaders enforced their own ... More
2. Pre-colonial political systems and colonialism

2. Pre-colonial political systems and colonialism  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0002
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Pre-colonial Africa had a wide diversity of politics and government, all related to the type of economic systems practised. Hunter-gatherers practised a form of primitive communism, while ... More
5. Women in African politics

5. Women in African politics  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0005
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Gender inequality in Africa varies depending on the histories, culture, colonial legacy, and levels of economic development of each community. Generally, inequality is very real and has a ... More
7. Spectres in the prison garden

7. Spectres in the prison garden  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0007
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As well as being a man of style, Mandela is a man of strict physical discipline. He was able to survive stringent circumstances so effectively as he excelled at stringency. ‘Spectres in the ... More
6. Masculine performer

6. Masculine performer  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0006
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Mandela has a talent for adopting different guises. He has a theatrical flair for costume and gesture, and he was shrewdly aware of the power of image. ‘Masculine performer’ explores ... More
5. Sophiatown sophisticate

5. Sophiatown sophisticate  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0005
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The cultural diversity of 1950s Kofifi or Sophiatown and the intellectual flowering that took place there was possibly as important to Mandela's make-up as any inheritance from Gandhi. ... More
1. Introduction to Africa and its politics

1. Introduction to Africa and its politics  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0001
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Africa is a continent of over a billion people, yet questions of underdevelopment, malgovernance, and a form of political life based upon patronage are characteristic of many African ... More
1. Mandela: story and symbol

1. Mandela: story and symbol  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0001
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Nelson Mandela is one of the world's longest-detained prisoners, a universal symbol of social justice, and a man who stands for non-racialism and democracy. ‘Mandela: story and symbol’ ... More
2. Scripting a life: the early years

2. Scripting a life: the early years  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0002
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‘Scripting a life: the early years’ discusses the issues with charting Nelson Mandela's life and examines Mandela's childhood, youth, studies in law, his early working life, his involvement ... More
5. Global governance

5. Global governance  

Mark Bevir

in Governance: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778209
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10.1093/actrade/9780199606412.003.0005
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9780199606412
How does the changing nature of the state affect international relations? Has globalization created a new world order of institutions, markets, and networks? ‘Global governance’ examines ... More
7. Reform and challenges: the future of the United Nations

7. Reform and challenges: the future of the United Nations  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

in The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780190222734
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10.1093/actrade/9780190222703.003.0008
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9780190222703
The United Nations is structurally flawed and its operations are cumbersome. Despite being able to come up with excellent ideas, it often lacks the means of implementation. The UN is in ... More
Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction  

Elleke Boehmer

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.001.0001
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9780192803016
Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction explores the reasons why Mandela's story is so important, and what his achievements signify. It shows how our picture of Mandela is ... More
4. Influences and interactions

4. Influences and interactions  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0004
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9780192803016
Nelson Mandela is often considered in affiliation with other well-known anti-colonial and anti-racism 20th-century leaders such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King. He is often described as ... More
3. Growth of a national icon: later years

3. Growth of a national icon: later years  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0003
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9780192803016
Nelson Mandela and the other Rivonia prisoners arrived on Robben Island for their indefinite imprisonment on 13 June 1964. ‘Growth of a national icon: later years’ looks at Mandela's time ... More
3. Facing wars, confronting threats: the UN Security Council in action

3. Facing wars, confronting threats: the UN Security Council in action  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

in The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190222734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190222703.003.0004
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chapter
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9780190222703
There has not been a World War III, so has the United Nations been successful? Alternatively, no day has gone by since 1945 without a military conflict somewhere around the world, so has ... More

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