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Title:African studies in social movements and democracy
Editors:Mamdani, MahmoodISNI
Wamba-dia-Wamba, ErnestISNI
Series:CODESRIA book series
City of publisher:Dakar
ISBN:2869780524; 2869780516
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:political systems
Abstract:The chapters that comprise this volume on social movements and democracy in Africa are the result of a continental dialogue that was initiated by Codesria (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa) in Dakar and that stretched for almost a decade (1985-1993). An introduction by Mahmood Mamdani is followed by chapters on gender and social movements in West Africa (Ifi Amadiume), the Communist Party in Sudan 1946-1969 (Mohamad Said Al-Gaddal), the January 1984 'bread riot' and the crisis of the one-party system in Tunisia (Abdelkader Zghal), secular political opposition groups in Tunisia (Mahmoud Ben Romdhane), entrepreneurs, privatization and liberalization in Algeria (Djillali Liabes), the 'Kaduna mafia' and the struggle for democracy in Nigeria (Adebayo O. Olukoshi), burial societies in Zimbabwe (Louis Masuko), the working class and democracy in Algeria (Said Chikhi), trade unionism in Tunisia (Salah Zeghidi), the student movement in Senegal (Abdoulaye Bathily, Mamadou Diouf, Mohamed Mbodj), the Movement for Justice in Africa (MOJA) in Liberia (Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo), social movements and the demise of apartheid colonialism in Namibia (Kaire Buende), the Rwenzururu Movement in Uganda (A. Syahuka-Muhindo), and Islamic fundamentalism in Tunisia 1970-1990 (Zyed Krichen). In the final chapter Mahmood Mamdani criticizes the State and civil society paradigm in Africanist studies.