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Title:Contemporary West African states
Authors:Cruise O'Brien, D.B.ISNI
Dunn, J.ISNI
Rathbone, R.
Series:African studies series, 65
City of publisher:Cambridge
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Geographic term:West Africa
Abstract:This volume provides up-to-date studies of nine West African States and introduces contemporary theories of West African politics. The book reflects changes on the ground and also in academic debate, notably the remarkable retreat of dependency theory and Marxian analysis and the rise of free-market theorizing by both Governments and scholars. The volume also contains observations on the political significance of religious fundamentalism in the region, and the growth of subnational forms of political activity. The countries dealt with are Burkina Faso (R. Otayek), Cameroon (J.-F. Bayart), Chad (R. Buijtenhuijs), Côte d'Ivoire (Y.A. Fauré), Ghana (R. Jeffries), Liberia (C. Clapham), Nigeria (Shehu Othman), Senegal (C. Coulon and D.B. Cruise O'Brien), and Sierra Leone (F.M. Hayward).