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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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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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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
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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9780198806578
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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0002
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9780198806578
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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0005
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9780198806578
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
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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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198806578
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

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