Capital cities today remain central to both nations and states. They host centres of political power, not only national, but in some cases regional and global as well, thus offering major avenues to success, wealth and privilege. For these reasons capitals simultaneously become centres of 'counter-power', locations of high-stakes struggles between the government and the opposition. This volume focuses on capital cities in nine sub-Saharan African countries, and traces how the power vested in them has evolved through ...

Capital Cities in Africa: Power and Powerlessness 2012, Human Sciences Research

ISBN-13: 9782869784956

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Capital cities in Africa: Power and powerlessness 2011, HSRC Press, Cape Town

ISBN-13: 9780796923509

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