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Author Martin, Guy, 1945-

Title African Political Thought / Guy Martin
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 215 pages)
Contents Cover; African Political Thought; African Political Thought; Contents; Acknowledgments; Acronyms; Introduction: African Political Thought from Antiquity to the Present; Chapter 1: The Political Ideology of Indigenous African Political Systems and Institutions from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century; Introduction; Indigenous African Political Systems and Institutions: Foundational Principles and Democratic Characteristics; Indigenous African Political Systems as Secular and Sacred; Power and Authority in Indigenous African Political Systems and Institutions
Chapter 5: The Socialist-Populist Ideology I: From Patrice Lumumba to Samora MachelThe Socialist-Populist and Populist-Socialist Ideologies; Patrice Ėmery Lumumba; Ahmed Ben Bella; Amilcar Cabral; Samora M. Machel; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 6: The Socialist-Populist Ideology II: From Kwame Nkrumahto Julius Nyerere; Introduction; Kwame Nkrumah; Ahmed Sékou Touré; Modibo Kéïta; Julius Kambarage Nyerere; UJAMAA in Tanzania; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 7: The Populist-Socialist Ideology: From Frantz Fanon to Steve Biko; Frantz Fanon; Thomas Sankara; Muammar Qaddafi
Checks and Balances in Indigenous African Political Systems and InstitutionsThe Role of Women in Indigenous African Political Systems and Institutions; Customary Law and Conflict Resolutionin Indigenous African Political Systems and Institutions; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 2: The Influence of Islamic Values and Ideas on Indigenous African Political Systems and Institutions from the Tenth to the Nineteenth Century; Islamic Values and Ideas, the Islamic Empire, and Indigenous African Values and Political Ideas, Systems, and Institutions
Imagining Africa: European Construction of AfricaThe Ideas of the Enlightenment in France and England; Western Liberalism based on African Culture and Traditions as an Ideology of Modernization in the Late Nineteenth Century; Kofi A. Busia; Kenneth D. Kaunda; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 4: Pan-Africanism and African Unity: From Ideal to Practice; Introduction; Contending Perspectives on African Unity: Pan-Africanism vs. Functionalism; Reconfiguring the African States: Toward a New Map of Africa; Conclusion; Further Reading
Islamization of States and Societies in North Africa, Eastern Africa, and the Indian Ocean Islands (Seventh to Fifteenth Century)Islamization of States and Societies of the Western and Central Sudan(Eighth to Eighteenth Century); Ibn Khaldûn's Conception of Political Power and the State: 'Asabîyah; The Nineteenth-Century Islamic Theocratic States in the Western Sudan; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 3: African Theories and Ideologies of Westernization, Modernization, and Liberal Democracy from Early West African Nationalism to Humanism; Introduction
Summary Focusing on individual political thinkers and beginning with indigenous African political thought, the book successively examines African nationalism, African socialism, populism and Marxism, Africanism and pan-Africanism, concluding with contemporary perspectives on democracy, development and the African state
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-211) and index
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Subject Democracy -- Africa.
Political science -- Africa.
Africa -- Economic conditions.
Africa -- Politics and government.
Africa -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012277226
ISBN 1137062053
1283947412 (MyiLibrary)
9781283947411 (MyiLibrary)