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Africa Works: Disorder as Political Instrument (African Issues) Paperback – 1 Sep 2010

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: James Currey; 1st. Edition edition (1 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0852558147
  • ISBN-13: 978-0852558140
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 1.2 x 21.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 518,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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... provocative new book... - Martin Woollacott in THE GUARDIAN
...for those interested in international affairs, but lacking detailed knowledge of Africa, if you read only one book about Africa this year it should be this one. Two distinguished scholars of Africa have written a short, lucid and astringent corrective to the lazy complacency of much conventional wisdom about the plight of the continent. Indeed, if all the litany of disaster is true, it is astonishing that anything works in Africa at all. And yet it does. - Gwyn Prins in INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
...Despite its iconoclastic tenor, however, the book's value is paradoxically as a good summary of the present orthodoxy in the study of African politics - Jan Kees Van Donge in COMMONWEALTH & COMPARATIVE POLITICS

Synopsis

Are there social, political and cultural factors in Africa which aspire to the continuation of patrimony and conspire against economic development? This work addresses this and other questions in its examination of the political instrumentalization of disorder.


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