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  1. General Sources 36 items
    1. Key Books 9 items
      There are a number of general introductory texts dealing with African politics and the state. If you would like to purchase one I recommend:
      1. An Introduction to African Politics - A. Thomson 2010

        Book further reading The library stocks the 3rd edition. Click the online resource for the latest (2016) 4th edition.

      2. Other Useful Introductory Texts 8 items
        1. Routledge handbook of African politics - Nicholas Cheeseman, David Anderson, Andrea Scheibler 2013 (electronic resource)

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        2. The state in Africa: the politics of the belly - Jean-François Bayart 1993

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        3. The making of contemporary Africa: the development of African society since 1800 - Bill Freund 1998

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        4. Citizen and subject: contemporary Africa and the legacy of late colonialism - Mahmood Mamdani c1996

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        5. On the postcolony - J.-A. Mbembé c2001

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        6. Government and politics in Africa - William Tordoff 2002

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    2. Journals 5 items
      A large number of academic journals are available in electronic form via the university catalogue, as well as in hard copy in the library. The following journals will be particularly useful:
      1. Journal of Eastern African studies: the journal of the British Institute in Eastern Africa - British Institute in Eastern Africa c2007- (electronic resource)

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    3. Novels 22 items
      If you are a keen fiction reader, then the following novels complement the module:
      1. A Man of the People - C. Achebe 1966

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      2. Things Fall Apart - C. Achebe 2001

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      3. Anthills of the Savannah - C. Achebe 2001

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      4. Arrow of God - C. Achebe 1964

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      5. No Longer at Ease - C. Achebe 1960

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      6. Purple Hibiscus - C. Adichie 2012

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      7. Half of a Yellow Sun - C. Adichie 2006

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      8. The Beautyful Ones are Not Yet Born - A. Armah 1988

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      9. Nervous conditions: a novel - Tsitsi Dangarembga, Anthony Appiah 2004

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      10. The Hairdresser of Harare - Tendai Huchu 18 Mar. 2013

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      11. Broken glass - Alain Mabanckou; translated by Helen Stevenson

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      12. Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela - N. Mandela 1994

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      13. In a Free State - V. S. Naipaul 2002

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      14. A Bend in the River - V. S. Naipaul 1979

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      15. The River Between - N. wa Thiongʼo 1965

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      16. Weep Not, Child - N. wa Thiongʼo 1964

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      17. Devil on the Cross - N. wa Thiongʼo 1982

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      18. A Grain of Wheat - N. wa Thiongʼo 2008

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      19. Petals of Blood - N. wa Thiongʼo 2002

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      20. The In-Between World of Vikram Lall - M. G. Vassanji 2005

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      21. One day I will write about this place: a memoir - Binyavanga Wainaina 2012

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  2. Introduction 13 items
    1. In this initial seminar we will plan the work for the semester, consider people's existing knowledge of the sub-continent and local politics, and question some common stereotypes.

    2. Reading 12 items
      1. Africa in the World: A History of Extraversion - Jean-François Bayart and Stephen Ellis 2000

        Article further reading

      2. Africa since 1940: the past of the present - F. Cooper 2002

        Book further reading Introduction: from colonies to Third World. Pages 1-19.

      3. The making of contemporary Africa: the development of African society since 1800 - B. Freund 1998

        Book further reading Chapters 1 and 2.

      4. Africans: the history of a continent - J. Iliffe 2007

        Book recommended Chapter 9: Colonial Invasion. Pages: 193-218. Chapter 10: Colonial Change, 1918-1950. Pages: 219-250. Chapter 11: Independent Africa, 1950-1980. Pages: 251-272.

      5. Public culture - Society for Transnational Cultural Studies, Public Works Publication Project, University of Chicago. Division of the Humanities

        Journal further reading Please read: Mbembe, A. 1992. “The Banality of Power and the Aesthetics of Vulgarity in the Postcolony”. Public Culture. 4(2): 1-30.

      6. An Introduction to African Politics - A. Thomson 2010

        Book recommended Introduction: State, civil society and external interests. Pages 1-7. Conclusion: State and civil society in post-colonial Africa. Pages: 275-285.

      7. Government and politics in Africa - W. Tordoff 2002

        Book recommended Introduction: African Politics since Independence. Pages: 1-23. Conclusion: Ideology, the Post-Colonial State and Development. Pages: 258-282.

  3. Term 1: Week 2: Nature of the colonial state 20 items
    1. Seminar Questions 1 item
        • How did colonial states seek to control local populations?
        • What were the main objectives of colonial states? For example, were they mainly interested in bringing civilisation, fostering development, controlling local populations and/or exploiting local resources?
        • Were colonial states weak or strong?

    2. Reading 19 items
      1. Control & crisis in colonial Kenya: the dialectic of domination - B. Berman 1996

        Book further reading Particularly the Introduction.

      2. Africa since 1940: the past of the present - F. Cooper 2002

        Book further reading Chapter 2: Workers, peasants, and the crisis of colonialism. Pages: 20-37. Chapter 3: Citizenship, self-government, and development: the possibilities of the post-war moment. Pages: 38-65.

      3. The wretched of the earth - Frantz Fanon, Jean-Paul Sartre, Constance Farrington 1967

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      4. Studies in a dying colonialism - Frantz Fanon, Frantz Fanon, Haakon Chevalier, Abdul Rahman Mohamed Babu 1989

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      5. The making of contemporary Africa: the development of African society since 1800 - Bill Freund 1998

        Book further reading Please read: Chapters 5, 6, 7 and 9.

      6. A Modern History of Tanganyika - J. Iliffe 1979

        Book further reading Chapter 10: The creation of tribes. Pages: 318-341.

      7. The dual mandate in British Tropical Africa - F. Lugard 1965

        Book further reading Chapters 10 and 11: Methods of Ruling Native Races. Pages: 193-229.

      8. Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism - M. Mamdani 1996

        Book further reading Chapter 2: Decentralized Despotism. Pages: 37-61. Chapter 3: Indirect Rule: The Politics of Decentralized Despotism. Pages: 62-108.

      9. An Introduction to African Politics - A. Thomson 2010

        Book further reading Chapter 2: History: Africa's pre-colonial and colonial inheritance. Pages: 8-31.

      10. Government and politics in Africa - W. Tordoff 2002

        Book further reading Chapter 2: Colonialism and the Colonial Impact. Pages: 24-41.

  4. Term 1: Week 3: Colonialism and the invention of ‘tribe’ 37 items
    1. Seminar Questions 1 item
        • Is it useful to use the term 'tribe'? Should the term 'ethnic group' be used instead?
        • What best explains the source of tribal or ethnic identification in colonial Africa? For example, were they the result of primordial attachments, a false consciousness, or were they socially constructed over time?
        • Did group identities change during the colonial period? If so, how and why? Are the ethnic or tribal identities of today a product of European 'invention' and African 'imagining'?
        • Did colonial rule leave fixed ethnic identities or can such identites still be negotiated? If so, how and why?

    2. Reading 36 items
      1. Nationality and nationalism 2004

        Book further reading Please read: Chapter: Imagined communities: Reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism Library does not hold this title. Please submit a scanning request through article reach

      2. Governing in Black Africa: perspectives on new states - N. Stultz, M. Doro 1970

        Book further reading Modernisation, ethnic competition & the rationality of politics in Africa, Bates.

      3. Ethnicity, Inc - J. L. Comaroff, J. Comaroff 2009

        Book further reading Chapters 1 and 7.

      4. Old societies and new States: the quest for modernity in Asia and Africa 1963

        Book further reading The Integrative Revolution: Primordial Sentiments and Civil Politics in the New States, C. Geertz.

      5. A Modern History of Tanganyika - J. Iliffe 1979

        Book further reading Chapter 10: The creation of tribes. Pages: 318-341.

      6. Ethnicity in Ghana: the limits of invention 2000

        Book further reading Introduction

      7. Inventions and boundaries 1994

        Book further reading Moral Ethnicity and Political Tribalism, J. Lonsdale. Resource not currently available in library.

      8. Ethnicity & democracy in Africa 2004

        Book further reading Chapter 5: Moral and Political Argument in Kenya, J. Lonsdale. Pages: 73-95.

      9. Routledge handbook of African politics - Nicholas Cheeseman, David Anderson, Andrea Scheibler 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book further reading Please read: Lynch, G. (2013) The politics of ethnicity.

      10. I say to you: Ethnic Politics and the Kalenjin in Kenya - G. Lynch 2011

        Book further reading Introduction: The Nature and Political Salience of Ethnic Identity.

      11. Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism - M. Mamdani 1996

        Book further reading Conclusion: Linking the Urban and the Rural. Pages: 285-302.

      12. Institutions and ethnic politics in Africa - D. Posner 2005

        Book further reading Introduction: Institutions and Ethnic Politics. Pages: 1-20.

      13. The invention of tradition 1992

        Book further reading Chapter 6: The Invention of Tradition in Colonial Africa, T. Ranger.

      14. Legitimacy and the state in twentieth-century Africa 1993

        Book recommended The Invention of Tradition Revisited, T. Ranger.

      15. The passing of tribal man in Africa 1970

        Book further reading The Illusion of Tribe, A. Southall

      16. An Introduction to African Politics - A. Thomson 2010

        Book further reading Chapter 4: Ethnicity and Religion: 'tribes', gods and political identity. Pages: 60-83.

      17. The creation of tribalism in Southern Africa - Leroy Vail 1989

        Book further reading Please read: Introduction.

      18. Politics in the Congo: decolonization and independence - C. Young 1965

        Book further reading Chapter 11.

  5. Term 1: Week 4: The rise of African Nationalism 44 items
    1. Seminar questions 1 item
        • When did African nationalist movements begin?
        • How did African nationalist movement mobilise support?
        • What were the main motivations behind African nationalist movements?
        • How 'national' were African nationalist movements?
        • What different forms did African nationalism take, and how did this shape the development strategies adopted once independence was achieved?
        • How did African nationalism and African nationalists relate to a common shift to one-party state or military regimes?

    2. Reading 22 items
      1. Politics in Ghana, 1946-1960 - D. Austin 1964

        Book further reading

      2. Political Power and Social Theory 1985 (Hardcover)

        Book further reading State & class in post-colonial Africa, C. Baylies. Copy not currently available in Library.

      3. Unity and struggle: speeches and writings - Amílcar Cabral, Michael Wolfers, Paigc 1980

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      4. The black man's burden: Africa and the curse of the nation-state - B. Davidson c1992

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      5. Nationalism in Tropical Africa - J. Coleman 1954

        Article further reading

      6. Nationalism in colonial Africa - T. Hodgkin 1956

        Book further reading Chapter 5: Parties and Congresses. Pages: 139-168.

      7. A Modern History of Tanganyika - J. Iliffe 1979

        Book further reading Chapter 15: The new politics, 1945-55. Pages: 485-520. Chapter 16: The nationalist victory, 1955-61. Pages: 521-576.

      8. State and Civil Society in Contemporary Africa: Reconceptualizing the Birth of State Nationalism and the Defeat of Popular Movements - M. Mamdani 1990

        Article further reading Warwick doesn’t have access to this article. You can try requesting this from another library by clicking the online resource button.

      9. African Intellectuals and Nationalism in the Changing Global Context

        Article further reading Warwick doesn’t have access to this article. You can try requesting this from another library by clicking the online resource button.

      10. Zambia: the politics of independence - D. Mulford 1967

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      11. Africa must unite - K. Nkrumah 1963

        Book further reading Chapter 6.

      12. Africa since independence: a comparative history - P. Nugent 2012

        Book further reading Chapter 1: African independence: poisoned chalice or cup of plenty?

      13. Freedom and unity - J. Nyerere 1966

        Book further reading Especially chapters 10, 24 and 37.

      14. Thomas Sankara speaks: the Burkina Faso Revolution, 1983-87 - Thomas Sankara 1988

        Book further reading

      15. The African philosophy reader: a text with readings - P. H. Coetzee, A. P. J. Roux 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book further reading Please read: Senghor, L. S. (2004) “Negritude and African Socialism”. pp. 438-447.

      16. An introduction to African politics - Alex Thomson c2010

        Book recommended Please read: Chapter 3.

      17. Government and politics in Africa - W. Tordoff 2002

        Book further reading Chapter 3: Nationalism and the Transfer of Power. Pages: 42-75.

      18. Political development and the new realism in Sub-Saharan Africa 1994

        Book further reading Evolving modes of consciousness and ideology: nationalism and ethnicity, C. Young

    3. Case of Kenya and Mau Mau 7 items
      1. Histories of the hanged: Britain's dirty war in Kenya and the end of empire - D. Anderson 2005

        Book further reading Chapter 1: The Hidden History of an Anti-Colonial Rebellion.

      2. Britain's gulag: the brutal end of empire in Kenya - C. Elkins 2005

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      3. The Origins of Mau Mau - D. Throup 1985

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    4. Case of Nigeria 14 items
      1. An introduction to Nigerian government and politics - B. Dudley c1982

        Book further reading Chapter 3.

      2. Nationalism in Tropical Africa - J. Coleman 1954

        Article further reading

      3. Nigeria: background to nationalism - J. Coleman 1971

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      4. The construction of nationhood: ethnicity, religion, and nationalism - A. Hastings 1997

        Book further reading Chapter 6: Some African case studies. Pages: 148-166.

      5. Nationalism in colonial Africa - T. Hodgkin 1956

        Book further reading Chapter 5: Parties and Congresses. Pages: 139-168.

      6. Legitimacy and the state in twentieth-century Africa 1993

        Book further reading Christianity, Colonial Legitimacy and the Rise of Nationalist Politics in Northern Nigeria, N. Kastfelt

      7. Sokoto Caliphate - M. Last 1967

        Book further reading This book is not currently available in the library or on-line.

      8. Nigerian government and politics - J. Mackintosh 1966

        Book further reading Chapter by M. Dent.

      9. Nigeria: modernization and the politics of communalism 1971

        Book further reading Chapters 3 and 17.

      10. The Nigerian Federal election of 1959 - K. Post 1963

        Book further reading Chapter 2.

      11. Nigerian political parties: Power in an emergent African nation - R. Sklar 1963

        Book further reading Especially Chapters 2 and 3.

      12. Nigeria: the tribes, the nation, or the race; the politics of independence - F.A.O. Schwarz 1965

        Book further reading Chapters 4 and 5.

  6. Term 1: Week 5: Neo-patrimonialism 36 items
    1. Seminar questions 1 item
        • What is meant by the terms 'clientelism' and 'neo-patrimonialism'?
        • Is African politics 'neo-patrimonial'? If so, in what sense? Has this changed over time? Are there significant differences between countries?
        • Why is neo-patrimonialism often regarded to be a problem?

    2. Reading 35 items
      1. The state in Africa: the politics of the belly - J-F. Bayart 1993

        Book further reading Chapter 9.

      2. Developmental patrimonialism? The case of Rwanda - D. Booth, F. Golooba-Mutebi 2012

        Article further reading

      3. Democratic experiments in Africa: regime transitions in comparative perspective - M. Bratton, N. Van de Walle 1997

        Book further reading Chapter 2: Neopatrimonial Rule in Africa. Pages: 61-96.

      4. Private patronage and public power 1982

        Book further reading Especially chapters by Clapham and Medard.

      5. African Personal Dictatorships - S. Decalo 1985

        Article further reading

      6. Real governance and practical norms in sub-Saharan Africa: the game of the rules - Tom de Herdt, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book further reading Please read: De Sardan, O. (2015) Africanist traditionalist culturalism: Analysis of a scientific ideology and a plea for an empirically grounded concept of culture encompassing practical norms.

      7. Routledge handbook of African politics - Nicholas Cheeseman, David Anderson, Andrea Scheibler 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book further reading Please read: Erdmann, G. (2013) Neopatrimonialism and Political Regimes.

      8. African politics in comparative perspective - G. Hydén 2013

        Book further reading Chapter 4: The Economy of Affection and Chapter 5: Big Man Rule. Pages: 74-116.

      9. Personal rule in black Africa: prince, autocrat, prophet, tyrant - R. Jackson, C. Rosberg c1982

        Book further reading

      10. Political development and the new realism in Sub-Saharan Africa 1994

        Book further reading The Political Economy of Personal Rule, R. Jackson and C. Rosberg.

      11. The precarious balance: state and society in Africa 1988

        Book further reading The State, the Parallel Economy and the Changing Structure of Patronage Systems, R. Lemarchand.

      12. I say to you: Ethnic Politics and the Kalenjin in Kenya - G. Lynch 2011

        Book further reading Chapter 3: Moi: The Making of an African "Big Man" and Chapter 4: Harambee to Nyayo: Control and Patronage in the President's Backyard.

      13. African voices on structural adjustment: a companion to our continent, our future - P. Thandika Mkandawire, P. Thandika Mkandawire, Charles Chukwuma Soludo c2003 (electronic resource)

        Book further reading Please read: Olukoshi, A. (2003) The elusive prince of Denmark: Structural adjustment and the crisis of governance in Africa, pp. 229-274.

      14. Rethinking Patrimonialism and Neopatrimonialism in Africa - Anne Pitcher, Mary H. Moran and Michael Johnston 2009

        Article further reading

      15. Patrimonialism - R. Theobald 1982-7

        Article further reading

      16. An Introduction to African Politics - A. Thomson 2010

        Book further reading Chapter 6: Legitimacy: neo-patrimonialism, personal rule and the centralisation of the African state. Pages: 109-131.

  7. Term 1: Week 7: Political choice in one-party states 43 items
    1. Seminar questions 1 item
        • Why did most African countries abandon political pluralism within a decade of becoming independent?
        • How did ruling parties within a one-party state retain power for so long? For example, KANU in Kenya (1963-1992), TANU (later renamed CCM) in Tanzania 1962-1995), and UNIP in Zambia (1964-1991).

    2. Reading 7 items
      1. Authoritarian politics in modern society: the dynamics of established one-party systems 1970

        Book further reading One-party systems in Africa, H. Bienen.

      2. African one-party states 1962

        Book further reading

      3. Government and politics in Africa - W. Tordoff 2002

        Book further reading Chapter 5: Political Parties. Pages: 109-136.

      4. Political parties and political development 1966

        Book further reading The decline of the party in single-party African states, I. Wallerstein.

    3. Case Studies - Kenya 20 items
      1. Elections without choice 1978

        Book further reading ‘Semi-competitive’ Elections, Clientelism, and Political Recruitment in a No-party State: The Kenyan Experience. J. Barkan, J. Okumu.

      2. Legislatures in development 1979

        Book further reading Bringing Home the Pork: Legislator Behaviour, Rural Development, and Political Change in East Africa, J. Barkan. This book is not currently available in the library.

      3. Elections in independent Africa 1987

        Book further reading The Electoral Process and Peasant-State Relations in Kenya. J. Barkan.

      4. Governance and politics in Africa 1992

        Book further reading The Rise and Fall of a Governance Realm in Kenya. J. Barkan.

      5. Elections without choice - Guy Hermet, Richard Rose, Alain Rouquié 1978

        Book further reading Please read: Barkan, J.D. & J. Okumu (1978) 'Semi-competitive elections', clientelism, and political recruitment in a no-party state: the Kenyan experience.

      6. The politics of independent Kenya - C. Gertzel 1990

        Book further reading

      7. From protest to parties: party-building and democratization in Africa - A. LeBas 2011

        Book further reading Chapter 6: Weak Ties in Zambia and Kenya. Pages: 145-173.

      8. Ethnicity & democracy in Africa 2004

        Book further reading Chapter 12: Jomo Kenyatta and the Rise of the Ethno-Nationalist State in Kenya, G. Muigai. Pages: 200-217.

      9. The political economy of Kenya - M. Schatzberg 1987

        Book further reading Chapter 3: The Construction and Destruction of the Kenyatta State, D. Throup. Pages: 33-74.

      10. Multi-party politics in Kenya: the Kenyatta & Moi states & the triumph of the system in the 1992 election - D. Throup, C. Hornsby 1997

        Book further reading Chapters 2 and 3.

    4. Case Studies: Tanzania 11 items
      1. Economic change and political liberalization in Sub-Saharan Africa - Jennifer A. Widner c1994

        Book further reading Please read: Baregu, M. (1994) The rise and fall of the one-party state in Tanzania.

      2. Beyond capitalism vs. socialism in Kenya and Tanzania 1994

        Book further reading

      3. Elections in independent Africa 1987

        Book further reading Chapter on Tanzania.

      4. A Modern History of Tanganyika - J. Iliffe 1979

        Book further reading Chapter 16: The nationalist victory, 1955-61. Pages: 521-576.

      5. One Party Government - Julius Nyerere 12/1961

        Article further reading

      6. Freedom and unity - J. Nyerere 1966

        Book further reading Democracy and the Party System, J. Nyerere.

    5. Case Studies: Zambia 4 items
      1. The dynamics of the one-party state in Zambia 1984

        Book further reading Elections in the one-party state, C. Baylies and M. Szeftel.

      2. From protest to parties: party-building and democratization in Africa - A. LeBas 2011

        Book further reading Chapter 6: Weak Ties in Zambia and Kenya. Pages: 145-173.

  8. Term 1: Week 8: Coup d’etat’s and military regimes 24 items
    1. Seminar questions 1 item
        • Why did so many post-colonial civic regimes fall to militay coups?
        • How can one best explain military interventions in African politics over time?
        • How were military regimes different to one-party regimes?
        • How similar were military regimes to each other?

    2. Reading 23 items
      1. Explaining African Coups d'Etat - R. Jackman, R. O'Kane, T. Johnson, P. McGowan 1986

        Article further reading

      2. Explaining African Military Coups d'Etat, 1960-1982 - T. Johnson, R. Slater, P. McGowan 1984

        Article further reading

      3. Military corruption & Ugandan politics since the late 1990s - Roger Tangri, Andrew M Mwenda 12/2003

        Article further reading

      4. An Introduction to African Politics - A. Thomson 2010

        Book recommended Chapter 7: Coercion: military intervention in African politics. Pages: 132-153.

      5. Government and politics in Africa - W. Tordoff 2002

        Book recommended Chapter 7: The Military. Pages: 168-196.

  9. Term 1: Week 9: The politics of structural adjustment 32 items
    1. Seminar questions 1 item
        • What is structural adjustment? What are common elements of a structural adjustment programme (SAP)?
        • Did SAPs fail to achieve 'accelerated growth' in Africa? If so, why?
        • What impact did SAPs have?
        • Were SAPs necessary and/or sufficient?

    2. Reading 18 items
      1. New Left review

        Journal further reading Please read: Arrighi, G. (2002) The African crisis. World systemic and regional aspects. New Left Review, 15: 5-36.

      2. Between liberalisation and oppression: the politics of structural adjustment in Africa 1995

        Book further reading Perspectives on the politics of structural adjustment, informalisation and political change in Africa, Y. Bangura.

      3. Adjustment with a human face c1987-1988

        Book further reading Vol. 1: protecting the vulnerable and promoting growth. Vol 2: Country case studies. (both available from library)

      4. Authoritarianism, democracy and adjustment: the politics of economic reform in Africa 1992

        Book further reading Especially the chapter by Beckman

      5. Between liberalisation and oppression: the politics of structural adjustment in Africa 1995

        Book further reading Adjustment, regimes and politics in Africa. E. Hutchful.

      6. Assessing adjustment in Africa - P. Mosley, T. Subasat, J. Weeks 1995

        Article further reading

      7. The politics of structural adjustment in Nigeria - A. Olukoshi 1993

        Book further reading

      8. An introduction to African politics - Alex Thomson c2010

        Book further reading The library stocks older editions of this book.

      9. African economies and the politics of permanent crisis, 1979-1999 - N. Van de Walle 2001

        Book further reading Chapters 1, 2 and 7.

    3. Country case studies - Ghana 5 items
      1. Economic reforms in Ghana: the miracle and the mirage 2000

        Book further reading Chapters 2, 10, 14, and 18.

      2. Economic crisis and policy choice c1990

        Book further reading Chapter 7: Lost between state and market: the politics of economic adjustment in Ghana, Zambia and Nigeria, T. Callaghy. Pages: 257-320.

      3. Ghana's adjustment experience: the paradox of reform - E. Hutchful 2002

        Book further reading

    4. Country case studies - Uganda 3 items
      1. Limits of adjustments in Africa 1996

        Book further reading Uganda, E. Brett.

    5. Country case studies - Tanzania 5 items
      1. Tanzania and the IMF: the dynamics of liberalization c1992

        Book further reading Chapters 1 and 2.

      2. Agrarian economy, state, and society in contemporary Tanzania 1999

        Book further reading Trading Images; Discourse and Statistical Evidence on Agricultural Adjustment in Tanzania (1986-95), S. Ponte.

  10. Term 1: Week 10: From economic take-off to poverty reduction and/or securitization? The politics of PRSPs and the ‘war on terror 21 items
    1. Seminar questions 1 item
        • What are PRSPs? How do they differ from SAPs both in theory and practice?
        • Has there been a securitization of donor aid?
        • What is the relationship – both in theory and practice – between combating terrorism and poverty reduction?
        • What are the implications of the securitzation of aid for PRSPs?

    2. Reading: PRSPs 14 items
      1. The politics of aid: African strategies for dealing with donors 2009

        Book further reading Chapter 3: Understanding Contemporary Aid Relationships, A. Fraser, L. Whitfield. Pages: 74-107.

    3. Reading: Securitization of donor aid 6 items
  11. Term 2: Week 1: The ‘third-wave’ of democratisation 29 items
    1. Seminar questions 1 item
        • Why – in the 1990s and early 2000s – did African countries witness such a significant shift from one-party states and military regimes to multi-party systems?
        • How important were external as compared to internal factors?

    2. Reading 28 items
      1. Disciplining democracy: development discourse and good governance in Africa - R. Abrahamsen c2000

        Book further reading

      2. Voting for democracy: watershed elections in contemporary anglophone Africa - John Daniel, Roger Southall, Morris Szeftel 1999

        Book further reading Kenya: the survival of the old order, R. Ajulu.

      3. Popular Protest and Political Reform in Africa - M. Bratton, N. van de Walle 1992

        Article further reading

      4. Routledge handbook of African politics - Nicholas Cheeseman, David Anderson, Andrea Scheibler 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book further reading Please read: Brown, S. (2013) Democracy promotion.

      5. The National Conference as an Instrument of Democratization in Francophone Africa - J. Clark 1994

        Article further reading Warwick doesn’t have access to this article. You can try requesting this from another library by clicking the online resource button.

      6. Authoritarianism, democracy and adjustment: the politics of economic reform in Africa 1992

        Book further reading Structural adjustment and the pressures toward multipartyism in Sub-Saharan Africa, P. Gibbon.

      7. The third wave: democratization in the late twentieth century - S. Huntington 1991

        Book further reading Chapter 2.

  12. Term 2: Week 2: Multi-party politics in practice 44 items
    1. Seminar questions 1 item
        • Has 'democratization' in Africa led to a transition from authoritarian to democratic governments? Or is much of Africa now characterised by 'hybrid' regimes?
        • Is Africa suffering from a democratic crisis?
        • How can explain differences in the level of democracy enjoyed in different African countries?

    2. Reading 43 items
      1. The feasibility of democracy in Africa - Claude Ake c2000

        Book further reading

      2. Legislatures on the Rise? - J. Barkan 2008

        Article further reading

      3. Democratic experiments in Africa: regime transitions in comparative perspective - M. Bratton, N. Van de Walle 1997

        Book further reading Chapter 7: The Prospects for Democracy. Pages: 233-267.

      4. The End of the Transition Paradigm - T. Carothers 2002

        Article further reading

      5. The "Sequencing" Fallacy - Thomas Carothers 2007

        Article further reading

      6. Is the Third Wave Over? - L. Diamond 1996

        Article further reading

      7. Thinking About Hybrid Regimes - L. Diamond 2002

        Article further reading

      8. Democracy for the Long Haul - S. Huntington 1996

        Article further reading

      9. The Rise of Competitive Authoritarianism - S. Levitsky, L. Way 2002

        Article further reading

      10. Routledge handbook of African politics - Nicholas Cheeseman, David Anderson, Andrea Scheibler 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book further reading Please read: Lindberg, S. (2013) The power of elections.

      11. A critical look at Kenya's non-transition to Democracy - Godwin Rapando Murunga Fall 2002

        Article further reading

      12. Personalizing Power in Uganda - A. Mwenda 2007

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      13. Kenya: Third Time Lucky? - Stephen N. Ndegwa 2003

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      14. Presidents Untamed - K. (Kwasi) Prempeh 2008

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      15. Political and economic liberalisation in Zambia, 1991-2001 - L. Rakner c2003

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      16. The Menu of Manipulation - A. Schedler 2002

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      17. What Democracy is... and is not - P. Schmitter, T. Karl 1991

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      18. Africa's Range of Regimes - Nicolas Van de Walle 2002

        Article further reading

      19. Routledge handbook of African politics - Nicholas Cheeseman, David Anderson, Andrea Scheibler 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book further reading Please read: Van de Walle, N. (2013) Electoral authoritarianism and multi-party politics.

      20. The Rise of Illiberal Democracy. - Fareed Zakaria 1997

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  13. Term 2: Week 3: China in Africa 28 items
    1. Seminar questions 1 item
        • Why has China's involvement in Africa become increasingly politicised?
        • Who benefits from China's 'no strings' aid policy?
        • Will efforts to democratise African states be negatively affected by China's increasing influence?

    2. Reading 27 items
      1. China in Africa - C. Alden 2007

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      2. Routledge handbook of African politics - Nicholas Cheeseman, David Anderson, Andrea Scheibler 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book further reading Please read: Alden, C. (2013) China and Africa.

      3. China returns to Africa: a rising power and a continent embrace c2008

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      4. The dragon's gift: the real story of China in Africa - D. Brautigam 2009

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      5. Commentary: China and Africa - H. French 2006

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      6. The Tenuous Hold of China Inc. in Africa - B. Gill, J. Reilly 2007

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      7. China in Africa - M. Lee et al 2007

        Article further reading Free online resource

      8. New African Choices? The Politics of Chinese Engagement - Giles Mohan and Marcus Power 2008

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      9. China and Africa: engagement and compromise - I. Taylor 2006 (electronic resource)

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      10. Africa and China: A Strategic Partnership? - V. de Looy, L. de Haan 2006

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      11. China's Global Hunt for Energy - David Zweig, Bi Jianhai 2005

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  14. Term 2: Week 4: Civil society in Africa 36 items
    1. Seminar questions 1 item
        • How 'civil' is civil society in Africa?
        • To what extent, if any, has civil society in Africa managed to check the excesses of authoritarian rule?

    2. Reading: Civil Society 35 items
      1. Popular Protest and Political Reform in Africa - M. Bratton, N. van de Walle 1992

        Article further reading

      2. Africa works: disorder as political instrument - P. Chabal, J. Daloz 1999

        Book further reading Chapter 2: The Illusions of Civil Society

      3. Democracy in developing countries: Vol.2: Africa c1988

        Book further reading Ghana: Problems of Governance and the Emergence of Civil Society, N. Chazan.

      4. The conceptual politics of democracy promotion - C. Hobson, M. Kurki 2012

        Book further reading Chapter 8: Liberal Democracy Promotion and Civil Society Strengthening in Ghana, G. Crawford, A. Abdul-Gafaru. Pages: 131-150.

      5. Predatory rule: state and civil society in Africa - R. Fatton 1992

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      6. Civil Society Revisited: Africa in the New Millennium - R. Fatton 1999

        Article further reading Warwick doesn’t have access to this article. You can try requesting this from another library by clicking the online resource button.

      7. Civil Society in Africa - Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi 1996

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      8. Democratic reform in Africa: the quality of progress - Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi 2004

        Book further reading Please read: Gyimah-Boadi, E. (2004) Civil society and Democratic Development.

      9. Civil society and the state in Africa 1994

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      10. Routledge handbook of African politics - Nicholas Cheeseman, David Anderson, Andrea Scheibler 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book further reading Please read: Jennings, M. (2013) NGOs.

      11. African studies in social movements and democracy - M. Mamdani, E. Wamba-dia-Wamba 1995

        Book further reading A Critique of the State and Civil Society Paradigm in Africanist Studies, M. Mamdani.

      12. Strong societies and weak states - J. Migdal c1988

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      13. Review - Review by: Godwin R. Murunga 2000

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      14. Civil society and the political economy of foreign aid in Uganda - J. Oloka‐Onyango, J.J. Barya 06/1997

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  15. Term 2: Week 5: Women in politics 37 items
    1. Seminar questions 1 item
        • In the main, have female politicians and activists sought to further 'women's interests'? Or has the search for independence, national unity and development tended to take precedence? If so, has this been a good or bad thing?
        • Can female politics effectively represent women's interests?
        • Why have so many African countries introduced gender quotas for their parliaments?
        • What impact have gender quotas had on African politics?

    2. Reading 36 items
      1. The Meaning and Practice of Women's Empowerment in Post-conflict Sierra Leone - Abdullah, Hussaina JFofana-ibrahim, Aisha Jun 2010

        Article further reading

      2. Women and gender in southern Africa to 1945 1990

        Book further reading Man-Made Women: Gender, Class and the Ideology of the Volksmoeder, E. Brink.

      3. Readings in gender in Africa - Andrea Cornwall 2005

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      4. Woman - nation - state 1989

        Book further reading Mothers of the Nation: A Comparative Analysis of Nation, Race and Motherhood in Afrikaner nationalism and the African National Congress, D. Gaitskell, E. Unterhalter.

      5. Expanding democratic space in Nigeria 1997

        Book further reading Feminism or femocracy, A. Mama.

      6. Routledge handbook of African politics - Nicholas Cheeseman, David Anderson, Andrea Scheibler 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book further reading Please read: Mama, A. (2013) Women in politics.

      7. When hens begin to crow: gender and parliamentary politics in Uganda - S. Tamale 1999

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      8. The Global Impact of Quotas - Aili Mari Tripp, Alice Kang 03/2008

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      9. Women and resistance in South Africa - C. Walker 1982

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  16. Term 2: Week 7: Corruption in Africa 28 items
    1. Seminar questions 1 item
        • Why has political corruption proved such a problem for post-colonial African states?
        • What pressures may people face to be corrupt?
        • What is the relationship (if any) between donor aid and corruption?
        • What is the relationship (if any) between multi-party elections and corruption?

    2. Reading 27 items
      1. The criminalization of the state in Africa - Jean-François Bayart, Stephen Ellis, Béatrice Hibou 1999

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      2. Ethnicity & democracy in Africa 2004

        Book further reading Chapter 3: Ethnicity, Bureaucracy and Democracy: The Politics of Trust, B. Berman. Pages: 38-53.

      3. Africa works: disorder as political instrument - P. Chabal, J. Daloz 1999

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      4. Devolution and corruption in Kenya: Everyone's turn to eat? - Michelle D'Arcy, Agnes Cornell 04/2016

        Article further reading

      5. Satire and the Politics of Corruption in Kenya - J. Harrington, A. Manji 2013

        Article further reading

      6. Routledge handbook of African politics - Nicholas Cheeseman, David Anderson, Andrea Scheibler 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book further reading Please read: Hyden, G. (2013) The economy of affection.

      7. Administrative corruption and democratization in Africa: aspects of the theoretic agenda. - V. LeVine 1993

        Article further reading Warwick doesn’t have access to this article. You can try requesting this from another library by clicking the online resource button.

      8. Political corruption: the Ghana case - V. LeVine 1975

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