African Politics

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Africa: Problems in the Transition to Socialism
Munslow, Barry (ed.)
Book
1989
The obstacles and strategies in the transition from inherited colonial and capitalist economies toward socialism are the topics of this title. New information and political insights make this the firs...
Africa: What Can Be Done?
Turok, Ben
Book
Explores the concepts and strategies needed by radical forces in Africa if they are to play an effective role in lifting the continent out of economic stagnation and political repression. The author's...
Africa in Crisis: The Causes, The Cures of Environmental Bankruptcy
Timberlake, Lloyd
Book
Africa in Crisis looks at the causes of African famine and how it is a symbol of a much deeper crisis. African droughts and famines are not just the results of a lack of rain but the end result of a ...
Apartheid, Militarism and the U.S. Southeast
Seidman, Ann
Book
1990
This is an easy to understand economic report on the joint relation between U.S. policies in Africa and jobs, income and investment in the U. S. Southeast. Seidman examines how the daily realities of ...
Class and Colour in South Africa 1850-1950
Simons, H.J.; Simons, R.E.
Book
1969
A historical and sociological overview which provides a critical analysis of the Labour and National movements in South Africa and explores how and why the white working class traded its socialist pri...
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
The Crisis in African Agriculture
Gakou, Mohamed Lamine
Book
1989
Why is Africa no longer able to feed itself? Lamine Gokou poses this question against a background of meticulous evidence charting the dimensions of the Continent's agricultural decline. He shows what...
Eritrea: Struggle for Independence
Machida, Robert
Book
1989
One of the longest and most bitter nationalist struggles in Africa is being fought in Eritrea. The Horn of Africa has been the scene of tremendous levels of political upheaval, famine and intermittent...
Land, Freedom and Fiction: History and Ideology in Kenya
Maughan-Brown, David
Book
A unique exploration of the contrasting ways in which the Mau Mau struggle for land and independence was mirrored in the novels of settler writers, English authors at home, and subsequently indigenous...
Nationalization: A Road to Socialism?
Bolton, Dianne
Book
In this study, Dianne Bolton takes the example of Tanzania to explore whether nationalization has altered relations of production in the agricultural export sector, and improved the position of worker...
Nelson Mandela: The Struggle Is My Life
Book
1990
This is an updated account of Nelson Mandela's speeches and political writings from both his days as leader of the African Congress Youth League in 1944 to his release from prison in 1990. The excerpt...
The Next Liberation Struggle: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in Southern Africa
Saul, John S.
Book
2005
An indispensable guide to understanding how the resources of that era can be used to contribute to real liberation for the region and for the continent of Africa as a whole.
The Next Liberation Struggle: Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in Southern Africa
Saul, John
Book
2005
Integrates the concrete observations of a seasoned observer and participant in southern African liberation struggles with analysis of and reflection on the large question of the place of southern Afri...
On Transforming Africa: Discourse with Africa's Leaders
Hadjor, Kofi Buenor
Book
Hadjor believes that people have stopped asking questions about Africa. The depth of Africa's crisis seems to evoke passivity rather than serious discussion about solutions. But Hadjor argues that wit...
A Political Economy of the African Crisis
Onimode, Bade
Book
1989
The economies of almost all African countries are in a state of crisis, and in some cases actual disintegration. This is a crisis not of natural disasters, but of human making, and in dramatic detail,...
Popular Struggles for Democracy in Africa
Nyongo'o, Peter Anyang (ed.)
Book
1989
In this book, leading African and Caribbean scholars examine the forms of popular alliance being forged, the demands for 'a second independence', and what they may presage for the future of the Contin...
Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Africa: Essays in Contemporary Politics
Nzongola-Ntalaja
Book
1989
In this collection of essays, one of Africa's most eminent political scientists investigates crucial problems confronting the African continent: its chronic instability and sectional conflict, the nat...
The Rise and Fall of Nigeria's Second Republic, 1979-1984
Falola, Toyin; Ihonvbere, Julius
Book
The result of a year's intensive investigations before the coup that toppled the Shagari government, this work is a comprehensive account of the past four years of civilian rule in Nigeria. This book ...
The Silent Revolution in Africa: Debt, Development and Democracy
Cheru, Fantu
Book
1990
Cheru ascribes the crisis in Africa to its origins as export-led development rather than the natural factors such as drought and famine. He praises the evolution of ordinary Africans opting out of the...
Small country, big struggle
Marqusee, Mike
Article
2010
Swaziland suffers a repressive and corrupt regime.
The Socialist Register 1974: Volume 11: A survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1974
We Are the Poors : Community Struggles in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Desai, Ashwin
Book
2002
Follows the growth of the most unexpected community movements, beginning in one township of Durban, linking up with community and labor struggles in other parts of the country, and coming together in ...
World Cup 2010: Showcase South Africa: Against The Current vol. 132
Ross, Sam
Article
2008
September 15, 2007, marked the beginning of a 1,000-day countdown to the 2010 International Federation of Football Associations World Cup hosted by South Africa, the first African nation ever to host ...
Zimbabwe: One state, one faith, one lord
Hove, Chenjerai
Article
The one-party system of Zimbabwe.

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