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  • History, Democracy, Valuesby Adame Ba Konare

    CODESRIA 2008; US$ 19.95

    Adame Ba KonarÈ presented the Leopold Sedar Senghor Lecture, casting her historian eye on democracy and its values. more...

  • Democratizing or Reconfiguring Predatory Autocracy?by Tatah Mentan

    Langaa RPCIG 2009; US$ 19.95

    The celebrations that heralded democratic change in the 1990s in Africa have gradually faded into muffled cries of anger and attendant violence of despair. Almost everywhere on the continent so-called democratic leaders are openly subverting the people's will and disregarding national constitutions. Ordinary people find themselves removed from... more...

  • The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit, and Our Economic and National Securityby Kathleen Stein-Smith

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 159.95

    How has the American deficiency in foreign language study affected foreign policy, diplomacy, the economy, and most of all national security. This book showcases how the use of a second language can be helpful in political and economic circumstances. Various policy initiatives are analyzed to discuss their efficiency in bringing languages to American... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of African Politicsby Nic Cheeseman; David Anderson; Andrea Scheibler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 225.00

    Providing a comprehensive and cutting edge examination of this important continent, Routledge Handbook of African Politics surveys the key debates and controversies, dealing with each of the major issues to be found in Africa?s politics today. Structured into 6 broad areas, the handbook features over 30 contributions focused around: The... more...

  • Turning Points in African Democracyby Abdul Raufu Mustapha; Lindsay Whitfield

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 21.86

    Radical changes have taken place in Africa since 1990. What are the realities of these changes? What significant differences have emerged between African countries? What is the future for democracy in the continent? The editors have chosen eleven key countries to provide enlightening comparisons and contrasts to stimulate discussion among students.... more...

  • The People Wantby Gilbert Achcar

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    "The people want . . .": This first half of slogans chanted by millions of Arab protesters since 2011 revealed a long-repressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protestors? demands. Simplistic interpretations of the uprising that has been shaking the Arab world since a young street vendor set... more...

  • Politics in Africaby Nana K. Poku; Anna Mdee

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    Democracy, prosperity and self-rule, this was the vision of African independence. This title offers a fresh perspective that makes the continent's problems more understandable, less wretched and hopeful. It shows how many facets of traditional African values endure and that, despite unimaginable hardship, the continent is not a hopeless place. more...

  • Military Marxist Regimes in Africaby John Markakis; Michael Waller

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • External Missionby Stephen Ellis

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 31.50

    Nelson Mandela's release from prison in February 1990 was one of the most memorable moments of recent decades. It came a few days after the removal of the ban on the African National Congress; founded a century ago and outlawed in 1960, it had transferred its headquarters abroad and opened what it termed an External Mission. For the thirty years... more...

  • The Influence of the Type of Dominant Party on Democracyby Malte Ka▀ner

    Springer 2013; US$ 79.99

    Dominant parties and democracies ? are they really strange bedfellows? Malte Ka▀ner sheds light on the relation between one-party dominance and democracy from a comparative perspective. The study examines the key question how different types of dominant parties influence democracy in multicultural societies with the help of two case studies: South... more...