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Title:The African state in a changing global context: breakdowns and transformations
Editors:Tarrósy, IstvánISNI
Szabó, Loránd
Hydén, GöranISNI
Year:2011
Issue:42
Pages:216
Language:English
Series:Afrikanische Studien
City:Berlin
Publisher:Lit Verlag
ISBN:364311060X; 9783643110602
Geographic terms:Africa
Sudan
Somalia
South Sudan
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Ethiopia
Morocco
China
Subjects:globalization
State
governance
South-South relations
political conflicts
piracy
UNHCR
information technology
Abstract:This collected volume was compiled with the purpose of shedding light on the changing role of the African state since independence. The editors argue that in the past twenty-five years, the African state was increasingly influenced by external factors such as market liberalization, the emergence of new information technology and growing African migration, and that these influences have become increasingly important in shaping the behaviour of the state and its direction. Contents: Introduction: the African state in a changing global context (Goran Hyden). -- Section One: the new forces at play. New South-South dynamics and the effects on Africa (István Tarrósy); China's role in Africa: the case of Sudan (Zoltán Vörös); Information and communication technologies in Africa: challenges and opportunities (T.E. Netshitenzhe). -- Section Two: breakdowns and transitions. Externalization of the Somali conflict since 2004 (András Hettyey); Growing radicalization among youth in Somalia (Lilla Schumicky); Maritime piracy, capital and securitization: the case of Somalia (Zoltán Glück); Towards an independent Southern Sudan (Zoltán Illés); The fear of the splitting up of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Loránd Szábo). -- Section Three: new trends within Africa. Understanding nation-building: the case of Ethiopia (Ferenc Dávid Markó); Maghreb turning south: new initiatives and challenges, the case of Morocco (Petra Patty); Betwixt and between custom and modernity: traditional rulers and rural development in southern Africa (Mario Zamponi); African refugees and the challenges to UNHCR (Miklós Tóth); Changing anthropological perspectives on a changing African scene (Hana Horáková); Conclusions (Loránd Szábo, István Tarrósy and Goran Hyden). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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