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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book, 9 Jun 2014
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This review is from: An Introduction to African Politics (Paperback)
This book was very interesting, helpful for university and Thomson explained African politics in a very comprehensive and fascinating way. I learnt a lot I did not know before. recommended!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and clear to grasp, 31 Aug 2012
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This book offers a very simple and clear introduction to African politics. Although it's a huge subject to cover, the author does well to ensure the basics are covered and offers good sources for further reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars digestible, informative and engaging, 10 Jan 2012
This review is from: An Introduction to African Politics (Paperback)
This book does what it says on the cover. From Mengistu to the IMF it clearly explains a range of historical, internal and external factors shaping the development of modern African nations. A calm antidote to the typical BBC and 'Northern' stereotypical snapshots, it does however convincingly illustrate general trends in African politics without drowning the reader in acronyms, politicians and ideologies.

The only political bias i detect is the author's seeming premise that multi-party democratic states are an inherently better form of government; and i would like more info on pre-colonial African politics, but that's another book i guess ...

A much appreciated read that's deepened my knowledge of African political reality and political science in general.
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