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- Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 4.95
In December 2010 an out-of-work Tunisian merchant, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire and precipitated the Arab Spring. Popular interpretations of Bouazizi's self-immolation viewed economic and political despair as the root of the Tunisian revolution, but as Julia Clancy-Smith points out, Tunisia's long history of revolutions and protest... more...
- Traugott Bautz 2011; US$ 61.07
- tredition 2015; US$ 3.54
Der Autor erzählt in seinem ersten Reisebericht von seiner Reise nach Tansania, wo er den Mount Meru und den Kilimanjaro mit einer Wandgruppe bestieg. Beide freistehenden Bergmassive sind vulkanischen Ursprungs und in Nationalparks mit sehr artenreicher Fauna und Flora eingebettet. Der Autor bestieg zunächst zur Akklimatisation in einer 4-Tages-Tour... more...
- Traugott Bautz 2015; Not Available
Rainer Hackel, der seit zwanzig Jahren nach Ghana reist, vermittelt in seinem fesselnden Reisebericht Einblicke in das faszinierende und widersprüchliche Leben des westafrikanischen Landes. Er erlebt das bunte Treiben auf den Märkten, taucht in das magische Leben Westafrikas ein und trifft auf berühmte Ghanaer wie Kofi Annan. Hackel geht aber auch... more...
- Hamilton Books 2000; US$ 24.99
The succession of Shimba as a traditional chief ruler of Mibanga, a tiny village in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the extraordinary power given to him by his ancestors and heavens had been poorly ignored by his first brutal son Ndumbi. The consequences that Ndumbi endures are the key point of this book. Kibonge, Ndumbi's brother,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00
As Mubarak's regime nearing its end becomes a strong possibility, many pressures, both foreign and domestic, are coming to bear on Egypt to bring democratic reforms to this struggling country. In The Mubarak Leadership and Future of Democracy in Egypt, Alaa Al-Din Arafat studies this new era and the obstacles that must be overcome. more...
- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95
Africa was wide-open territory for expatriate scientists, engineers and technicians during much of the 20th century. British Colonial Africa was considered ripe for commercial and economic progress and ?Development? was the watchword and basis of government policy, as is clear from the Colonial Development and Welfare Acts. Alan Hayward came from... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 16.99
Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of decolonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources... more...
- BRILL 2012; US$ 95.00
Can ?traditional? leaders and institutions help to build more legitimate, accountable and effective governments in polities or ?states? under (re)construction? This book investigates the fascinating case of ?Somaliland?, the 20-year old non-recognized state which emerged from Somalia?s conflict and state collapse. more...