Patrick Chabal, who trained in political science at Harvard, Columbia and Cambridge universities, is Professor at the University of London (King's College London). His latest book, co-authored with Jean-Pascal Daloz, is: Culture Troubles: politics and the interpretation of meaning (2006). Ulf Engel, Dr. phil. (1993) and habilitation (1999) in political science, University of Hamburg, is Professor of Politics in Africa at the University of Leipzig. He has published on African politics, the continent's international relations and conflict prevention / peace-building.
Leo de Haan is geographer by training and published widely on African livelihoods. He directed research at universities if Amsterdam and Nijmegen and is currently director of the African Studies Centre Leiden and professor in African development.
Advanced students and scholars with an interest in contemporary Africa, the question of agency and Africa's political, economic, social and cultural perspectives.
Table of contents
Introduction Patrick Chabal, Ulf Engel and Leo de Haan
Social and Historical Trajectories of Agency in Africa Mirjam de Bruijn, Rijk van Dijk and Jan-Bart Gewald
On the Powers and Limits of Literature Alain Ricard
Land and the Politics of Belonging in Africa Carola Lentz
Studies in African Livelihoods: Current Issues and Future Prospects Leo de Haan
Politics, Popular Culture and Livelihood Strategies among Young Men in a Nairobi Slum Bodil Folke Frederiksen
African Migrations: Continuities, Discontinuities and Recent Transformations Oliver Bakewell and Hein de Haas
Migration as Reterritorialization: Migrant Movement, Sovereignty and Authority in Contemporary Southern Africa Scarlett Cornelissen
Approaching African Tourism: Paradigms and Paradoxes Walter van Beek
List of Contributors