The Green State in Africa (Yale Agrarian Studies) (Hardcover)

By Carl Death

Yale University Press, 9780300215830, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2016



A provocative reassessment of the relationship between states and environmental politics in Africa

From climate-related risks such as crop failure and famine to longer-term concerns about sustainable urbanization, environmental justice, and biodiversity conservation, African states face a range of environmental issues. As Carl Death demonstrates, the ways in which they are addressing them have important political ramifications, and challenge current understandings of green politics. Death draws on almost a decade of research to reveal how central African environmental politics are to the transformation of African states.

About the Author

Carl Death is senior lecturer in international political economy at the University of Manchester. He lives in Manchester, UK.