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Title:Actors in contemporary African politics
Editors:Klute, GeorgISNI
Skalník, PeterISNI
Series:Afrikanische Studien
City of publisher:Králové
Publisher:Lit Verlag
ISBN:3643904436; 9783643904430
Geographic terms:Africa
Subjects:political participation
civil society
Abstract:Informal politics and informal political actors and their entanglement with the official and formal domain of politics are generally seen as an important factor in current African politics. This book gives voice to representatives of various social science disciplines who analyse the term 'actor in politics' from different points of view. The contributions have in common that they analyse the encounter of African actors and their agency with external actors and factors. They also address the impact political actors outside the official or formal domain can and do exert on societies. Contributions: African political actors in 'ungoverned spaces': towards a theory of heterarchy (Georg Klute); The FOI Bill: actors, interests and policy process in Nigeria (Jennifer Obado-Joel); The diaspora as actors in contemporary Nigerian politics: prospects and challenges (Nengak Daniel Gondyi); The political roles of First Ladies: applying Watson's theory to the Nigerian context (Linn Josefson Asplund); Progressive change: how civil society organizations in Africa can foster good governance (Julius Lambi); Baraka as a basis of the authority of Muslim leaders in Senegal (Olga Veselovskaya); Socio-cultural factors and political leadership: a case study of Ghana (Stephen Atalebe and Veronika Kuthanová); War and peace in Africa: local conflict and the weak state (Peter Skalník). [ASC Leiden abstract]