Actors in Contemporary African Politics

ab 24,90 

Georg Klute, Peter Skalník (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-643-90443-0
Band-Nr. 51
Jahr 2013
Seiten 224
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Afrikanische Studien/African Studies

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The present monograph gives voice to the representatives of
various social science disciplines who use the expression
`actor in politics‘ according to the requirements of their
respective approaches. They nevertheless arrive at an
interesting and, to a great extent, impressive unity in
diversity. What the texts show is the encounter of African
actors and their agency with external actors and factors.
Another connection uniting the contributions is the fact
that they address the impact political actors outside the
official or formal domain can and do exert on the respective
societies. Informal politics and informal political actors
and their entanglement with the official and formal domain
of politics are among peculiarities of current African
politics. But informality in politics and entanglement of
formal and informal political actors might also hint at the
future of politics and political order in general.