Violence, Political Culture & Development in Africa (Ohio RIS Global Series #6) (Paperback)

By Preben Kaarsholm (Editor)

Ohio University Press, 9780896802513, 224pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2006

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Africa has witnessed a number of transitions to democracy in recent years. Coinciding with this upsurge in democratic transitions have been spectacular experiences of social disintegration.An alternative to discourses of the “failed” and “collapsed” state in Africa is an approach that takes seriously the complex historical processes underlying the political development of individual nation states. The chapters in this volumethrow light on the ways in which violence, political culture, and development have interacted in recent African history.

About the Author

Preben Kaarsholm is a professor of international development studies atRoskilde University, Denmark.