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Spotlight on African studies . . .

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The Making of Contemporary Africa: The Development of African Society Since 1800, 3rd ed.

The Making of Contemporary Africa: The Development of African Society Since 1800, 3rd ed.

Bill Freund

This comprehensive yet accessible text critically traces the complex trajectory of African society, culture, economy, and politics across more than two centuries. Appearing nearly two decades after the previous edition was published, the third edition of The Making of Contemporary Africa has not only been revised throughout, but also includes two entirely new chapters: one specifically on the    More >

Africa’s Insurgents: Navigating an Evolving Landscape

Morten Bøås and Kevin C. Dunn, editors

Amid an array of shifting national, regional, and global forces, how have African insurgents managed to adapt and survive? And what differences and similarities can be found, both among the continent's diverse rebellions and guerrilla movements and between them and movements elsewhere in the world? Addressing these issues, the authors of Africa's Insurgents explore how new groups are    More >

Africa’s Insurgents: Navigating an Evolving Landscape
Coping with Crisis in African States

Coping with Crisis in African States

Peter M. Lewis and John W. Harbeson, editors

Although large-scale conflicts, political upheavals, and social violence are common problems throughout Africa, individual countries vary greatly in both their susceptibility to these crises and their capacities for responding effectively. What accounts for this variance? How do crises emerge, and how are they resolved? When are unexpected events most likely to spiral into crisis? Are there    More >

Power Politics in Zimbabwe

Michael Bratton

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! Zimbabwe's July 2013 election brought the country's "inclusive" power-sharing interlude to an end and installed Mugabe and ZANU-PF for yet another—its seventh—term. Why? What explains the resilience of authoritarian rule in Zimbabwe? Tracing the country's elusive search for political stability across the decades, Michael    More >

Power Politics in Zimbabwe
Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works, 2nd Edition

Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works, 2nd Edition

Michael Kevane

This new edition of Women and Development in Africa incorporates the results of more than a decade of new empirical and theoretical research. Michael Kevane provides a broad overview of the sources of underdevelopment in Africa and the role of gender in economic transactions, as well as a cogent analysis of the gendered realities of such issues as land rights, the control of labor, the marriage    More >

 

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Call for proposals: We’d love to add your project to our series Power & Human Rights, edited by Professor Zehra Arat. With a focus on power dynamics and their context, books in the series will explore such themes as: the power of human rights as a concept; advocacy for human rights as a power struggle; the impact of power differentials on human rights; institutional mechanisms that enhance the power of human rights advocates; and obstacles set by states and other actors to subvert human rights. Please contact Professor Arat at zehra.arat@uconn.edu to discuss your project.
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