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Title:Neoliberal bandwagonism: civil society and the politics of belonging in Anglophone Cameroon
Author:Konings, PietISNI
City of publisher:Bamenda
Publisher:Langaa Research and Publishing
ISBN:9956716375; 9789956716371; 9956558230; 9789956558230
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:civil society
group identity
English language
ethnic conflicts
religious movements
student movements
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/22173
Abstract:This volume examines the role of civil society in anglophone Cameroon, particularly during the era of global neoliberalism. It consists of twelve essays which are based on articles written in the course of the new millennium. The first three essays analyse autochthony associations and movements in Cameroon's South West Province (historical overview, the 1961 Tombel disturbances, the Maranatha movement). The next chapter deals with the emergence of anglophone nationalism in public space in the 1990s during the process of political liberalization in Cameroon. The remaining chapters describe conventional civil-society groups and associations: students (student organizations, students on strike), teachers (teachers' organizations and trade unionism), the Roman Catholic Church, ethno-regional protest against the privatization of the CDC (Cameroon Development Corporation) tea estates. The last chapter discusses the ambiguous nature of the anglophone Cameroon-Nigeria border. [ASC Leiden abstract]