Government and Politics in Africa, Fourth Edition
Praise for previous editions: ..." a wonderfully comprehensive yet succinct textbook on African politics." --Third World Quarterly "[W]ritten with ... Show synopsis Praise for previous editions: ..." a wonderfully comprehensive yet succinct textbook on African politics." --Third World Quarterly "[W]ritten with an economy of language and a breadth of knowledge rarely found in political science writings.... Tordoff's interpretations will be respected by scholars from diverse perspectives." --International Journal of African Historical Studies The fourth edition of Government and Politics in Africa examines the experience of African states following the emergence of pro-democracy movements from the late 1980s to the present. This fully revised volume examines a wide range of issues and institutions, including multi-party elections and their democratic and authoritarian outcomes; privatization and the market economy; corruption, ethnic and clan rivalry, and religious fundamentalism; state collapse and civil war; the role of regional and Africa-wide organizations; debt relief, structural adjustment, and poverty alleviation; the spread of HIV/AIDS; the role and status of women; and Africa's marginalization in the global economy.