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Title:Federalism in Africa: problems and perspectives
Author:Russian Academy of Sciences. Institute of African Studies
City of publisher:Lac-Beauport
ISBN:1988391008; 9781988391007
Geographic terms:Nigeria
political unification
nation building
political history
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This collective volume grapples with theoretical and practical aspects of operating a federal system on the African continent. The sources of the publication are derived from two scientific events. The English section of the book emerged from the presentations of scholars on the panel 'Nigeria: 100 years after amalgamation', which was organized within the framework of the 13th International Africanist Conference that took place at the Institute for African Studies, RAS, Moscow, on May 27-30, 2014. The Russian section arose from the presentations of scholars at a Round Table on the 'Problems and perspectives of federalism in Africa' that was held at the Institute for Africa Studies, RAS, on November 12, 2014. The articles in the volume discuss the history and contemporary problems of federative relations in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Madagascar, and other countries in Africa. Contents: Part one (in Russian with abstracts in English): Some features of the genesis of federalism in the Republic of Madagascar (Svetlana Shlenskaya); Ethiopia: federalism and traditional institutions (Roza Ismagilova); Senegambia: lessons of African confederalism (Tatyana Denisova); Quasi-federalism in Africa: United Republic of Tanzania (Khristina Turinskaya). - Part two (in English with abstracts in Russian): The Amalgamation of Nigeria and the quest for a nation (Igho Natufe); 1914-2014: the Amalgamation and its aftermath (Itse Sagay); The 1914 Amalgamation in Nigeria: 'an unholy alliance?' (Julius Adekunle); Amalgamation of 1914 and the national question in Nigeria (Emmanuel Ejere); The dilemma of unity in diversity: the amalgamations and the problem of national stability in Nigeria (Olajide Akanji). [ASC Leiden abstract]