To disaggregate the governments and politics of sub-Saharan African states.
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To establish thematic groupings for the purposes of considering and debating the governments and politics of sub-Saharan Africa. To evaluate accounts of the social and cultural origins and animations of sub-Saharan African politics. To consider normative approaches to the politics of sub-Saharan Africa and to contemplate informed alternatives for the future.
To relate the governments and politics of individual sub-Saharan states to Africa-wide developments, to international pressures, and the global political economy. To pay particular attention to rural and urban political formations, and their expressions in literature, culture, religion, crime and technology.
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A Brief History of Leading Literature It is important that all students become familiar with the bodies of academic literature dealing with African politics. A selective sample of bodies of academic and other literature is as follows: There is a current vogue for voluminous tomes that seek to describe Africa for readers unfamiliar with the continent. These are either vast travel documents in a line from Mungo Park or purport also to analyse Africa — usually superficially and gloomily. The contemporary specimens by Martin Meredith and Guy Arnold fall into this category. There is a still highly influential body of writing by first-generation African political scientists, i.
The broadest sweep, with depth — in a way no one else should even attempt — has been accomplished by: John Iliffe, Honour in African History , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, More geographically focused in East and Southern Africa, the work of Terence Ranger is unavoidable, e.
London: Lynne Rienner, Ellis, Stephen, and Gerrie ter Haar. DOI: Useful overview of the shift to more democratically oriented politics in Africa in the s, linking the developments to religious involvement. Available online by subscription or purchase. Edited by E. Bongmba, — Relatively up-to-date and useful overview of the shift to more democratically oriented politics in Africa in the s, linking the developments to religious involvement.
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Comparative focus on the political impact of Christian evangelicals in three regions of the global South. Haynes, Jeffrey.
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Sign in via your Institution. Sign in with your library card. Related Articles about About Related Articles close popup. Introduction This entry examines the relationship of religion and politics in Africa in the context of Democratization over time, with particular focus on the roles of religious leaders.