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Title:Reflections on political conflict, rebellion, and revolution in Africa
Author:Nkendirim, Bernard A.
Year:1977
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies
Volume:15
Issue:1
Pages:75-90
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:resistance
political conflicts
political opposition
passive resistance
rebellions
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/159792
Abstract:The major rebellions and revolutions have been studied for a variety of purposes, notably the quest for a series of illuminating hypotheses and theories. Crucial purpose of this article is a review of new conclusions and analyses that may help students of contemporary collective violence to check their formulations and explanations. But also is examined the broader and more profound problem of the connection between major social change and the occurrence of political conflict in the new African nation-states. How have social structures determined the appearance and character of political upheavals? Sections: Explanatory perspectives on collective violence (the relative-deprivation or misery thesis; the political process model; the demonstration-effect or violent contiguity model). Ref., figures.
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