University Students and African Politics

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University Students and African Politics

By William John Hanna and Others
Africana Publishing Company, 1975
296 pp. $22.50

The whole here is definitely greater than the sum of its parts: studies of high quality covering student political attitudes in the Ivory Coast, Rhodesia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ghana are integrated by Hanna in a group of essays which suggest a number of different answers to questions about the likely behavior of the next generation of African elites. Because much of the data was gathered almost a decade ago, however, it seems likely that the general preeminence of apolitical conservatism among the African student populations may have altered in response to increasing perceptions of national instability and diminishing personal economic opportunities.

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