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   Inside African Politics, 2nd edition

Inside African Politics, 2nd edition

Kevin C. Dunn and Pierre Englebert

The second edition of Inside African Politics, updated throughout to reflect political developments across the continent, not only provides thorough coverage of the full range of core topics, but also furthers an awareness and understanding of key theoretical issues and current debates. Drawing on their extensive teaching and fieldwork experience, Pierre Englebert and Kevin Dunn    More >

The Puzzle of Ethiopian Politics

The Puzzle of Ethiopian Politics

Terrence Lyons

How did a group with its origins in a small Marxist-Leninist insurgency in northern Ethiopia transform itself into a party (the EPRDF) with eight million members and a hierarchy that links even the smallest Ethiopian village to the center? How do the legacies of protracted civil war and rebel victory over the brutal Derg regime continue to shape contemporary Ethiopian politics? And can the EPRDF,    More >

Adventures in Zambian Politics: A Story in Black and White

Adventures in Zambian Politics: A Story in Black and White

Guy Scott

As Miles Larmer writes in the foreword, Adventures in Zambian Politics is unlike any political memoir you have ever read. It is ... A political history of Zambia from colonial times to the present. A revealing insider account of politics and government within a modern African state. A story about race in Africa. A chronicle of the rise and fall of two improbable political allies who wanted to    More >

Young Families: Gender, Sexuality, and Care

Young Families: Gender, Sexuality, and Care

Nolwazi Mkhwanazi and Deevia Bhana, eds.

The authors of Young Families present an unparalleled view of the realities of teenage pregnancy in South Africa. Drawing on empirical data, multilevel approaches, and interdisciplinary perspectives on the dynamics that underpin young peoples' experiences of having and caring for a child, they explore the contexts in which young families are constituted and shaped, as well as the kinds of    More >

Africa’s Totalitarian Temptation: The Evolution of Autocratic Regimes

Africa’s Totalitarian Temptation: The Evolution of Autocratic Regimes

Dave Peterson

Disappointment with the ability of democracy to deliver economic rewards in much of Africa—and with the persistence of instability, corruption, and poor governance in democratic regimes—has undermined democracy's appeal for many on the continent. At the same time, many external actors are expressing sympathy for regimes that have demonstrated an ability to impose stability and    More >

Neva Again: Hip Hop Art, Activism, and Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Neva Again: Hip Hop Art, Activism, and Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Adam Haupt, Quentin Williams, H. Samy Alim, and Emile Jansen, editors

The culmination of decades of work on hip hop culture and activism, Neva Again weaves together the many varied and rich voices of the dynamic South African hip hop scene. The contributors—including scholars, activists, and the artists themselves—present a powerful reflection of the potential of youth art, culture, music, language, and identities to shape both politics and world views.    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with South African based publisher Human Sciences Research Council Press. We are now their exclusive book distributor in the US, Canada, and Asia (with the exception of China). HSRC Press publishes innovative research-based books in the social sciences and humanities about South Africa and Africa. You will find their books throughout our catalogs and website. To find them on our website, search HSRC Press.
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