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Title:Intellectual agent, mediator and interlocutor: A. B. Assensoh and African politics in transition
Editors:Falola, ToyinISNI
Mbah, Emmanuel M.ISNI
Year:2014
Pages:350
Language:English
City:Newcastle upon Tyne
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN:1443860468; 9781443860468; 1443861871; 9781443861878
Geographic terms:Africa
Cameroon
Ghana
Nigeria
Subjects:political history
nation building
decolonization
1940-1949
1950-1959
governance
memorial volumes (form)
About person:Akwasi B. AssensohISNI
Abstract:This book commemorates the scholarship of Professor Akwasi B. Assensoh. The focus is on the 15-year period in African history (1945-1960) that was to shape the post-independence years to come. Articles: 1. Intellectual agent, mediator, and interlocutor: A. B. Assensoh and African politics in transition (Toyin Falola and Emmanuel M. Mbah); 2. Political winds of change in Africa: decolonization and its aftermath (Julius O. Adekunle); 3. Ethnicity and state crisis in southern Nigeria (Olufemi O. Vaughan); 4. Postcolonial localized politics and wars in Africa: a case study of the 1994 Nanumba-Konkomba small ethnic war in northern Ghana and its effects on women (Kwabena O. Akurang-Parry and Catherine Clay); 5. Historicizing and contextualizing the discourse on African international law and a concise overview of the pacific settlement of the Cameroon-Nigeria Bakassi Peninsula Dispute (E. Ike Udogu); 6. Nigeria and contrasting systems of governance: plutocracy, meritocracy, democracy, and theft military (Ali Mazrui); 7. The global discourse on democracy and development: speaking truth to power (Ama Biney); 8. From the OAU to the AU: the travails of regional integration in Africa (George Klay Kieh, Jr.); 9. Africa in the first decade of the twenty-first century: new economic Governance (Ivor Agyeman-Duah); 10. Applying the Ibrahim Index of African governance: an assessment of good governance in African states, 2006-2012 (Damien D. Ejigiri and Waswa Balunywa); 11. Universal health-care coverage: assessing the implementation of Ghana's NHIS Law (Hassan Wahab); 12. Limited engagement: historical flashpoints in the politics of university-community engagement in Africa (Ishmael I. Munene); 13. The state and Islam in Ghana (David Owusu-Ansah); 14. 'Diasporas,' mobility, and the social imaginary: getting ahead in West Africa (Emmanuel Akyeampong); 15. Abraham Lincoln's legacy in Africa (William D. Pederson and S. David Goode); 16. How I first encountered A. B. Assensoh in Louisiana (Dorothy V. Smith). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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