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Kjetil Tronvoll and Tobias Hagmann (editors)
Drawing on nine case studies, this book offers a comparative ethnography of the contested powers that shape democratization in Ethiopia. Focusing on the competitive 2005 elections, the authors analyze how customary leaders, political parties and state officials confronted each other during ...
Ethiopia’s unique system of ethnic-based federalism claims to minimise conflict by organising political power along ethnic lines. This empirical study shows that the system eases conflict at some levels but also sharpens inter-ethnic and intra-ethnic divides on the ground.
This book offers a new framework for the study of political elites and an empirically rich interrogation of the realization, accumulation and exercise of institutionalized political power by political elites in the African context of the Provincial Legislature of KwaZulu-Natal.
Thembela Kepe and Lungisile Ntsebeza (eds.)
Drawing on scholarship from multiple disciplines, this volume presents a fresh understanding of the Mpondo uprising in South Africa; focusing on its meanings and significance in relation to land, rural governance, politics and the agency of the marginalized.
Jan-Bart Gewald, Marja Hinfelaar, Giacomo Macola (eds.)
Building on the foundational work of the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute, the essays contained in Living the End of Empire offer a more nuanced and complex picture of the late-colonial period in Zambia than has hitherto been presented in nationalist histories.
Edited by Sandra J.T.M. Evers, Catrien Notermans and Erik van Ommering
Based on ethnographic research and inventive, child-oriented research methods, the current volume offers children’s perspectives on kinship, children's experiences of work, caring, disease, migration, conflict, and many other key features of contemporary life in Africa.
With a particular focus on the role of situated actors, this book sheds light on the emergence and expansion of Salafism in Bale, Ethiopia from the late 1960s, through the Marxist period (1974-1991) before discussing the rapid expansion and fragmentation of the movement in the 1990s until 2006.
edited by Jan Abbink and Mirjam de Bruijn
This book offers a series of new studies on the dynamics of political and legal culture as well as of conflict management in contemporary Africa, taking inspiration from and honoring the scholarly contributions and impact of Prof. Gerti Hesseling (1946-2009) in African Studies.
Edited by Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber and Klaas van Walraven. Sub-editor: Rolf Hofmeier
The Africa Yearbook is a reliable source of reference covering major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends of all sub-Saharan states – all related to developments in one calendar year. The print version of the Africa Yearbook now gives access to the Africa ...
Ton Dietz, Kjell Havnevik, Mayke Kaag, Terje Oestigaard (eds.)
By taking the emerging multipolarity at the global level as its focus, by highlighting African agency in co-shaping this new world order, and by adopting a historically sensitive approach, this collection aims to analyse African engagements and asks on whose terms these engagements are being built.
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