When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa

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In the later decades of the twentieth century, Africa plunged into political chaos. States failed, governments became predators, and citizens took up arms. In When Things Fell Apart, Robert H. Bates advances an exploration of state failure in Africa. In so doing, he not only plumbs the depths of the continent's late-century tragedy, but also the logic of political order, and the foundations of the state. This book covers a wide range of territory by drawing on materials from Rwanda, Sudan, Liberia, and Congo. Written to be ...

When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107569805

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When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa 2008, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780521715256

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When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa 2008, Cambridge University Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780521887359

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