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Title:The social contract in Africa
Editor:Osha, SanyaISNI
Year:2014
Pages:182
Language:English
City:Pretoria
Publisher:Africa Institute of South Africa
ISBN:0798304448; 9780798304443
Geographic terms:Africa
Nigeria
South Africa
Swaziland - Eswatini
Subjects:democracy
political systems
patronage
conflict
Abstract:This volume addresses the various kinds of bonds or social contracts between rulers and the ruled in Africa. The Arab Spring revolution is used as a template to examine the issue during colonialism and in the post-colonial era in order to formulate alternatives to state oppression, misrule and neglect. Chapters: 1. Transnationalization, denationalization and deterritorialization: contemporary cultures in the context of globalisation (Toyin Falola); 2. African relational democracy: reframing diversity, economic development and society-centered governance for the twenty-first century (Seth N. Asumah); 3. European 'Democracy Promotion': dynamic versus passive revolution in the Arab Spring (Steve McGiffen); 4. Arab Spring: implications for South Africa and Swaziland (Tseliso Thipanyane); 5. No longer with the bourgeoisie: Fanonian considerations on social movements and forms of organisation (Nigel C. Gibson); 6. What is beyond discourses of alterity? Reflections on the constitution of the present and construction of African subjectivity (Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni); 7. Literature as political critique in Nigeria: mobilisation, dialogue and indictment (Sule E. Egya); and 8. Violent ethno-communal conflicts as a legacy of indirect rule in Africa: understanding the Jesse Urhobo-Benin-Edo land conflicts of 1998 (Uyilawa Usuanlele and Victor Osaro Edo); tragedy, loss, finality (Sanya Osha). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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