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Political topographies of the African state: territorial authority and institutional choice

Boone, Catherine (2003) Political topographies of the African state: territorial authority and institutional choice. Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521532648

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Abstract

Catherine Boone examines political regionalism in Africa and how it affects forms of government, and prospects for democracy and development. Boone's study is set within the context of larger theories of political development in agrarian societies. It features a series of compelling case studies that focus on regions within Senegal, Ghana, and Côte d'Ivoire and ranges from 1930 to the present. The book will be of interest to readers concerned with comparative politics, Africa, development, regionalism and federalism, and ethnic politics. Multi-country study of politics and political development in Africa. Book places African political development in the mainstream of studies of state-formation in agrarian studies. Study combines macrosociology with choice-theoretic perspectives in Political Science.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.cambridge.org/
Additional Information: © 2003 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: International Development
Government
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > International Development
Departments > Government
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 13:20
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2013 13:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/53395

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