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Political scientists talk about African ‘Big Men’ inconsistently

Bakaari, Farah, Benlloch, Vincent and Driscoll, Barry (2021) Political scientists talk about African ‘Big Men’ inconsistently. Africa at LSE (22 Mar 2021). Blog Entry.

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Over the last two decades, the use of the ‘Big Man’ concept to explain the complexity of African politics has grown steadily. Yet new research shows that the concept’s application is frequently inconsistent. A large dataset of published articles sheds light on the usage of ‘Big Men’ and the way its notions of accountability can be particularly understated.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2021 10:51
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:01

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