When Things Fell Apart
State Failure in Late-century Africa
By (author) Robert H. Bates
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When Things Fell Apart by Robert H. Bates
Book DescriptionIn the later decades of the twentieth century, Africa plunged into political chaos. States failed, governments became predators, and citizens took up arms. In When Things Fell Apart, Robert H. Bates advances an exploration of state failure in Africa. In so doing, he not only plumbs the depths of the continent's late-century tragedy, but also the logic of political order and the foundations of the state. This book covers a wide range of territory by drawing on materials from Rwanda, Sudan, Liberia, and Congo. A must-read for scholars and policy makers concerned with political conflict and state failure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521887359
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert H. Bates
When Things Fell Apart, Paperback (September 2015)
Explores Africa in the late twentieth century, focusing on the logic of political order and the foundations of the state.
Africa's Development in Historical Perspective, Paperback (August 2014)
This edited volume addresses the root causes of Africa's persistent poverty through an investigation of its longue duree history.
Markets and States in Tropical Africa, Paperback (April 2014)
Following independence, most countries in Africa sought to develop, but their governments pursued policies that actually undermined their rural economies. This book provides a preface and chapter that address the seeds of Africa's recovery and discuss the significance of the continent's success for the arguments of this classic work.
Prosperity and Violence, Paperback (September 2009)» View all books by Robert H. Bates
In his new edition of Prosperity and Violence, Robert Bates continues to investigate the relationship between political order and economic growth.
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