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New Highlights in African Studies

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Neoliberal Africa

The Impact of Global Social Engineering

This book looks at thirty years of Neoliberalism in Africa. Not merely an economic shock or a quick process of "structural adjustment," Neoliberalism has been...

"...This book looks at thirty years of Neoliberalism in Africa. Not merely an economic shock or a quick process of "structural adjustment," Neoliberalism has been.... This book looks at thirty years of Neoliberalism in Africa. Not merely an economic shock or a quick process of "structural adjustment," Neoliberalism has been a historic shift in Africa's development politics and policy. As an ideology, Neoliberalism looks beyond the mere market economy towards a market society. In the context of thir..."

Graham Harrison

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Africa's Informal Workers

Collective Agency, Alliances and Transnational Organizing

Part of the groundbreaking Africa Now series, Africa's Informal Workers explores the deepening processes of informalization and casualization of work that are...

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Zambia, Mining, and Neoliberalism

Boom and Bust on the Globalized Copperbelt

This book paints a vivid picture of Zambia’s experience riding the copper price rollercoaster. It brings together the best of recent research on Zambia’s...

By Alastair Fraser and Miles Larmer

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The Lord's Resistance Army

Myth and Reality

The Lord's Resistance Army is Africa's most extraordinarily persistent and notorious terrorist group. Since their rebellion in northern Uganda began in 1987,...

By Tim Allen and Koen Vlassenroot

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Liberal Democracy and Peace in South Africa

The Pursuit of Freedom as Dignity

South Africa’s transition to democracy was met by the global audience at first with disbelief, followed later by applause. This transition is as much a peace...

"...South Africa’s transition to democracy was met by the global audience at first with disbelief, followed later by applause. This transition is as much a peace.... South Africa’s transition to democracy was met by the global audience at first with disbelief, followed later by applause. This transition is as much a peace process as one of democratization. After fifteen years of democracy big questions remain: has a more democratic regime also led to a more liberal society? And has democracy made f..."

By Pierre du Toit and Hennie Kotzé

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Zimbabwe

Picking Up the Pieces

Formerly one of Africa’s most promising economies, Zimbabwe has begun a process of economic reconstruction after decades of political turmoil and economic...

"...Zimbabwe is in a state of crisis. Once an African success story, the country has slipped into a downward spiral and is fast becoming a threat to both political.... Zimbabwe is in a state of crisis. Once an African success story, the country has slipped into a downward spiral and is fast becoming a threat to both political and economic stability in the region. An optimistic time frame for socio-economic recovery is now estimated to be ten years. This book chronicles the steps that led to the dow..."

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Crisis in the Congo

The Rise and Fall of Laurent Kabila

This volume offers a comprehensive history and analysis of the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the tumultuous period of 1997-2001. The author examines...

"...This volume offers a comprehensive history and analysis of the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the tumultuous period of 1997-2001. The author examines.... This volume offers a comprehensive history and analysis of the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the tumultuous period of 1997-2001.  The author examines the most recent events in this turbulent region, offering a contemporary account that is both extensive and detailed.. ..."

François Ngolet

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Constructing Democracy in Africa

Mali in Transition

An award-winning book that examines democratic development in Africa from a new angle.

Susanna D. Wing

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South Africa Pushed to the Limit

The Political Economy of Change

Since 1994, the democratic government in South Africa has worked hard at improving the lives of the black majority, yet half the population still lives in...

Hein Marais

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Algeria Since 1989

Between Terror and Democracy

Algeria's democratic experiment is seminal in post-Cold War history. The first Muslim nation to attempt the transition from an authoritarian system to...

James D. Le Sueur

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