Political Topographies of the African State
Territorial Authority and Institutional Choice
By (author) Catherine Boone
Normal Price: $64.95
Your Price: $58.46 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.49! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.92 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas
Political Topographies of the African State by Catherine Boone
Book DescriptionThis 2003 study brings Africa into the mainstream of studies of state-formation in agrarian societies. Territorial integration is the challenge: institutional linkages and political deals that bind center and periphery are the solutions. In African countries, as in territorially diverse states around the world, rulers at the center are forced to bargain with regional elites to establish stable mechanisms of rule and taxation. Variation in regional forms of social organization make for differences in the interests and political strength of regional leaders who seek to maintain or enhance their power vis-...-vis their followers and subjects, and also vis-...-vis the center. The uneven political topography of the regions ultimately produces unevenness in the patterns and depth of center-region linkage. Six sub-regions of three West African countries - Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, and Ghana - are the backbone of the study.
Buy Political Topographies of the African State book by Catherine Boone from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521532648
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Catherine Boone
Property and Political Order in Africa, Paperback (February 2014)
This book analyzes the politics of land and the use of natural resources in Africa.
Merchant Capital and the Roots of State Power in Senegal, Paperback (November 2006)
A 1993 study of the ways in which the exercise of state power in Africa has inhibited economic growth, focusing on Senegal.
Political Topographies of the African State, Hardback (October 2003)» View all books by Catherine Boone
This 2003 study brings Africa into the mainstream of studies of state-formation in agrarian societies.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Political Topographies of the African State book by Catherine Boone and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687