African Politics

African Politics

Crises and Challenges
J. Gus Liebenow
Distribution: World
Publication date: 9/1/1986
Format: paper
ISBN: 978-0-253-20388-5
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1987 Quincy Wright Award
“A well-balanced presentation . . . especially notable for its succinct review of the factors currently controlling the South African political situation.” —The Nation

“ . . . authoritative work . . . ” —Foreign Affairs

“ . . . broad enough in its reach to be useful to teaching in interdisciplinary African studies courses for undergraduates.” —Perspective

“Gus Liebenow has produced a winner, eminently suitable for classroom use, with enough substance to be of interest to both teachers and students.” —Africa Today

A sympathetic but hardheaded analysis of the crisis issues common to the continent as a whole: the struggle for national identity, poverty, the unresolved festering issue of white supremacy in Southern Africa, the problem of political community in the African urban setting, and the struggle for popular control over government.

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Table of Contents

Preface
I. Introduction
II. The Impact of Colonial Rule
III. The Challenge of Nation-Building
IV. South Africa: Apartheid and the Clash of Nationalisms
V. The Crisis of Enduring Poverty
VI. The Dilemma of Political Community in the Urban Context
VII. Political Parties: The Quest for Popular Government
VIII. Military Intervention: Aberration or Way of Life?
IX. U.S. Policy toward Sub-Saharan Africa: Continuities and Variations

Notes
Index