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  • The African Inheritanceby Ieuan Ll. Griffiths

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 71.95

    Africa is a continent gripped by civil wars and widespread famine. The causes of many of the continent's problems are deep rooted and can be traced to Africa's colonial past, when European powers divided the spoils of the continent into separate sovereign states. The African Inheritance examines the effect this "balkanization" of Africa has had,... more...

  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, Volume 5by Mathieu Deflem

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 113.00

    Conferences, lectures, funding opportunities, and publications now all fully embrace terrorism and counter-terrorism as topics worthy of serious reflection and investigation among criminologists. The papers in this volume bring out the distinct contribution criminologists and criminological sociologists have to offer in the study of counter-terrorism... more...

  • What Is Africa’s Problem?by Yoweri K. Museveni; Elizabeth Kanyogonya; Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 70.50

    Edited by Elizabeth Kanyogonya?I am very pleased that this book by one of Africa?s most important leaders now will be available to Americans. We need to understand what Africans think about Africa.??Jimmy Carterand/orWhat is Africa?s problem? As one of the leaders expressing a broad and forceful vision for Africa?s future, Uganda?s Yoweri K. Museveni... more...

  • Algeria since 1989by James D. Le Sueur

    Zed Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    Algeria's democratic experiment is seminal in post-Cold War history. Le Sueur shows that Algeria is at the very heart of contemporary debates about Islam and secular democracy, arguing that the stability of Algeria is crucial for the security of the wider Middle East. Algeria Since 1989 is a lively and essential examination of how the fate of one... more...

  • The Fearby Peter Godwin

    Little, Brown and Company 2011; US$ 12.99

    Journalist Peter Godwin has covered wars. As a soldier, he's fought them. But nothing prepared him for the surreal mix of desperation and hope he encountered when he returned to Zimbabwe, his broken homeland. Godwin arrived as Robert Mugabe, the country's dictator for 30 years, has finally lost an election. Mugabe's tenure has left Zimbabwe with... more...

  • Apostles of Modernityby Osama Abi-Mershed

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 62.50

    This study of the specialized military Offices of Arab Affairs in Algeria during the formative decades of French rule from 1830 to 1870 disputes the conventional view that the doctrine of assimilation governed France's colonial policies and practices in the nineteenth century. more...

  • Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Centuryby Olayiwola Abegunrin

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    In this twenty-first century, Africa has become an important source of the United States' energy imports and the world's natural resources. It has also become the epicenter of the world's deadly health epidemic, HIV/AIDS, and one of the battlegrounds in the fight against terrorism. With Nigeria and South Africa leading the continent, Africa... more...

  • Conflict Management and African Politicsby Terrence Lyons; Gilbert M. Khadiagala

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    This edited volume builds on a core set of concepts developed by I. William Zartman to offer new insights into conflict management and African politics. Key concepts such as ripe moments, hurting stalemates, and collapsed states, are built upon in order to show how conflict resolution theory may be applied to contemporary challenges, particularly... more...

  • Close to the Sourcesby Abebe Zegeye; Maurice Vambe

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 130.00

    European and African works have found it difficult to move past the image of Africa as a place of exotica and relentless brutality. This book explores the status and critical relationship between politics, culture, literary creativity, criticism, education and publishing in the context of promoting Africa?s indigenous knowledge, and seeks to recover... more...

  • African Engagementsby Ton Dietz; Kjell Havnevik; Mayke Kaag; Terje Oestigaard

    BRILL 2011; US$ 81.00

    With the end of the Cold War, the world seemed to move from a bipolar to a unipolar system, with the neoliberal West globally imposing its laws. However, it has been acknowledged that other actors, such as China, India and Brazil, have become increasingly influential, helping to lead to a new multipolarity at the global level. The question of what... more...