Resarching Power and Identity in Africa State Formation

ab 54,90 

Martin Doornbos, Wim van Binsbergen

Comparative Perspectives

ISBN 978-3-643-90852-0
Band-Nr. 57
Jahr 2016
Seiten 560
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Afrikanische Studien/African Studies

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The book illuminates key aspects of how, historically, the
dynamics of power and identity interact in the African
context, generating the kind of political structures and
collective actions that have often appeared characteristic
for the continent. It examines some salient dimensions of
the broader frameworks of hegemony and power imposed upon
African societies in the context of larger geopolitical and
historical processes. Power and identity are two key
concepts which can be applied in describing African
realities. The interaction and connections between the two
concepts are, moreover, of key importance in the African
context, as their studies demonstrate.

Martin Doornbos is Emeritus Professor of
Political Science at the Institute of Social Studies, The
Hague, The Netherlands, and Visiting Professor of
Development Studies, Mbarara University of Science and
Technology, Uganda.

Wim van Binsbergen is Associated Senior Researcher at the
African Studies Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands, and
Emeritus Professor of the Foundations of Intercultural
Philosophy, Philosophical Faculty, Erasmus University