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The Issue of Political Ethnicity in Africa (Public Choice and Developing Studies Series)

by E. Ike Udog

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Published by Ashgate Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African studies,
  • Development studies,
  • Ethnic studies,
  • Political control & freedoms,
  • Political ideologies,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Africa,
  • Kenya,
  • Nigeria,
  • Sierra Leone,
  • General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUdogu (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10827132M
    ISBN 100754615561
    ISBN 109780754615569

    Furthermore, p ost-apartheid South Africa is also faced with a challenge where the President, Jacob Zuma, is said to empower most political elites from his tribe or ethnic group (Zulu tribe) and exclude other ethnic groups. As a result, the deployment of culture in politics can give rise to dangerous forms of narrow nationalism and increases. This book focuses on the problem of ethnic conflict in Africa and seeks to explain its root causes. The main thesis of the book is that ethnic political mobilization is essentially a function of deeply­felt grievances on the part of the groups so mobilized. About the authors Ta b l e o f c o n t e n t s.

    Ethnicity As A Political Cleavage Abstract This paper examines the significance of ethnicity as a political cleavage across African nations over time. While scholars have studied the influence of ethnicity in structuring party politics in Africa, those studies have largely been limited to an examination of ruling party support. In Ethnicity and Democracy in Africa, the contributors address why ethnicity represents a political problem, how the problem manifests itself, and which institutional models offer ways of ameliorating the challenges that ethnicity poses to democratic nation-building. Category: History Nations.

    By placing ethnic politics and the shadow of coups at the core of rulers' strategies for political survival in Africa, the book adds significant depth to our understanding of African politics. Its focus on the importance of rulers' bargaining over state power as a source of conflict also complements existing explanations of civil war that Cited by: one of Africa’s success stories. It is likely that the establishment of mechanisms that foster dialogue among different political and ethnic groups— including the Inter-Party Advisory Committee established in and the National and Local Peace Councils established in —have contributed to broad acceptance of the results of recent.


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The Issue of Political Ethnicity in Africa (Public Choice and Developing Studies Series) by E. Ike Udog Download PDF EPUB FB2

This title was first published in The central characteristics of political ethnicity and its dysfunctional attributes in African politics is vexing to Africa's policy makers.

Moreover, as a conflictive ideology in national and international politics, many political actors would rather avoid by: 7. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages ; 23 cm.

Contents: 1. General Introduction / E. Ike Udogu Ethnicity and Theory in African Politics / E. Ike Udogu Ethnicity and Political Economy of Africa: A Conceptual Analysis / Kelechi A. Kalu The State and Ethnicity in Africa / Julius O. Ihonvbere The Ethnic Dimensions of Nigeria's Post.

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Book Reviews / African and Asian Studies 11 () Lovise Politics of Ethnicity in Ethiopia: Actors, Power and Mobilization under Eth-nic Federalism, E. Brill Publishers,paper, pp.

$ Lovise Aalen’s page book, The Politics of Ethnicity in Ethiopia: Actors, Power and Mobiliza- tion Under Ethnic Federalism, is made up of a laconic preface, eight File Size: KB. Introduction. Ethnicity is now universally regarded as a key element in the political process in African states. Paradoxically, despite its contemporary currency, the word itself in current usage is recent, first appearing in the Oxford English Dictionary only in In earlier times, African ethnic groups were commonly labeled as “tribes,” a term that has mostly disappeared from academic usage, owing to its.

By placing ethnic politics and the shadow of coups at the core of rulers’ strategies for political survival in Africa, the book adds significant depth to our understanding of African politics. Its focus on the importance of rulers’ bargaining over state power as a source of conflict also complements existing explanations of civil war that Cited by: An introduction to African politics, this course will provide for its participants a general survey of the main issues regarding politics in the continent.

Areas covered range from political system types, political economies, and political cultures of diverse. Ethnicity and Democracy in Africa. militant ethnic politics has been increasing in many. issue to destabilize the democracy movement and made people of Rw andan origin the first : Bruce Berman.

looking at events in Africa is the fact that in almost all the cases of political instability in Africa, it is evident that the major problem is leadership. In this context, Africa has seen its freedom heroes turn into dictators, while plunder of natural resources, politics of exclusion andFile Size: KB.

INSTITUTIONS AND ETHNIC POLITICS IN AFRICA This book presents a theory to account for why and when politics revolves around one axis of social cleavage instead of another.

It does so by examining the case of Zambia, where people identify themselves either as members of one of the country’s six dozen tribes or as members of one of its four.

Why are some African countries trapped in vicious cycles of ethnic exclusion and civil war, while others experience relative peace.

In this groundbreaking book, Philip Roessler addresses this question. Roessler models Africa's weak, ethnically-divided states as confronting rulers with a coup-civil war trap - sharing power with ethnic rivals is necessary to underwrite societal peace and prevent. explanation for or solution to Africa’s conflicts.

At best, one can only say that these conflicts are rooted in the complex constructions and con-junctures of Africa’s political economies, social identities, and cultural ecologies as configured out of specific local, national, and regional historicalFile Size: KB.

This book examines the effects of ethnicity on party politics in sub-Saharan Africa. Sebastian Elischer analyzes political parties in Ghana, Kenya and Namibia in detail, and provides a preliminary analysis of parties in seven other countries including Tanzania, Botswana, Senegal, Cited by: the issue of ethnic distinctiveness and boundaries, Barth () had noted that categorical distinctions do not depend on the absence of mobility, contact and information, but do entail social processes of exclusion and incorporationFile Size: KB.

Ethnic Politics and Tribal Violence: The Case of Ethnic-Based Conflicts in Post Ethiopia Contemporary Issues in African Studies serves as a medium of bridging gaps between theory and policy, especially in the areas of conflict resolution, peace and justice, and social development.

This publication is not only a testament of the work of the. Description: In most of Africa, there is evidence of politicised inter-ethnic rivalry and ethnic mobilisation to acquire, maintain or monopolise power as competition for resources intensify.

This volume demonstrates how ethnic diversity can be managed at a number of levels in order to improve the lives of citizens. see dozens of published scholarly articles below; also book offers, site search, and a Forum on ethnicity, identity and politics in Africa NEW on class formation Zambia ; on youth politics Zambia s; on ethnicity and culture; a French article on postcolonial chiefs in Zambia; on the political responsibility of Africanists; on law in rural Zambia NEW just published (September In this issue, Professor Jinadu addresses a controversial academic debate and a difficult political issue: the question of whether, in Africa, other political-constitutional solutions than the prevailing centralist one may be suitable in terms of defusing the destabilizing political and social tendencies in ethni-Cited by: Killing Others: A Natural History of Ethnic Violence written by Matthew Lange, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp.

£ (pbk). ISBN: The Crisis of Identity in Africa: A Call for Subjectivity Thomas Kochalumchuvattil Introduction he humanitarian problems of Africa are manifest and widespread. Periodic occurrences of ethnic cleansing as seen in Rwanda, the ongoing conflict in Darfur-Sudan, the breakdown of democracy under the The book shows Africa’s colonial history as a.

term, political ethnicity, that is the politicization and transformation of ethnic exclusivity into major political cleavages. Colonialism and the Provenance of Political Ethnicity The cheapness of colonial rule was an early source of political ethnicity. The colonial governments committed a very small administrative corps to their.Department of Political Science and IR Smith Hall [email protected], [email protected] POSC/ PROBLEMS IN AFRICAN POLITICS: Contemporary Issues in African Affairs The Liberian Civil War The state of Post-Cold War & Post- 9/11 world politics File Size: KB.of the formation of ethnic groups to be used for political gain.

He writes: “Ethnicity may have been the product of the colonial era, as Bayart and others have asserted, but its major stimulus is derived from the introduction of competitive politics.5 This issue of political influence on ethnicity has left a bad legacy in South Africa, if not in.