Politics and Government in African States, 1960-1985

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Politics and Government in African States, 1960-1985

Edited by Peter Duignan and Robert H. Jackson
Hoover Press, 1987
442 pp. $36.95

A number of expert contributors look at political developments in separate essays on many of the key African countries since independence-including Crawford Young on Zaïre and Cameroon; Robert Jackson and Carl Rosberg on Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya; and Christopher Clapham on the Horn. Useful as a survey of major landmarks up to early 1985, the volume does not develop any proposition or probe any set of questions thoroughly enough to add significantly to the growing body of literature on what's been going wrong in Africa.

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