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The Resource Coups, rivals, and the modern state : why rural coalitions matter in sub-Saharan Africa, Beth S. Rabinowitz, (electronic resource)

Coups, rivals, and the modern state : why rural coalitions matter in sub-Saharan Africa, Beth S. Rabinowitz, (electronic resource)

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Coups, rivals, and the modern state : why rural coalitions matter in sub-Saharan Africa
Title
Coups, rivals, and the modern state
Title remainder
why rural coalitions matter in sub-Saharan Africa
Statement of responsibility
Beth S. Rabinowitz
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
State development in Africa is risky, even life-threatening. Heads of state must weigh the advantage of promoting political and economic development against the risk of fortifying dangerous political rivals. This book takes a novel approach to the study of neopatrimonial rule by placing security concerns at the center of state-building. Using quantitative evidence from 44 African countries and in-depth case studies of Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire, Rabinowitz demonstrates that the insecurities of the African state make strategically aligning with rural leaders critical to political success. Leaders who cultivate the goodwill of the countryside are better able to endure sporadic urban unrest, subdue political challengers, minimize ethnic and regional discord, and prevent a military uprising. Such regimes are more likely to build infrastructure needed for economic and political development. In so doing, Rabinowitz upends the long-held assumption that African leaders must cater to urban constituents to secure their rule.--
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Rabinowitz, Beth
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Houphouët-Boigny, Félix
  • Nkrumah, Kwame
  • Political stability
  • Coalitions
  • Coups d'état
  • Presidents
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Ghana
Label
Coups, rivals, and the modern state : why rural coalitions matter in sub-Saharan Africa, Beth S. Rabinowitz, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108333740
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Alienating rural allies--Kwame Nkrumah 1947-1957
  • Aligning with regional foes--Felix Houphouet-Boigny 1945-1960.
  • Part III.
  • Consolidating power.
  • An urban strategy unravels--Kwame Nkrumah 1957-1966
  • A rural strategy builds a nation--Felix Houphouet-Boigny 1960-1980.
  • Part IV.
  • Reversal of fortune.
  • Reviving the state--J.J. Rawlings 1979-1999
  • Losing the periphery--Henri Konan Bedie 1980-1999
  • Introduction
  • Structure not strategy? examining alternative explanations
  • Conclusion
  • Part I.
  • Setting the stage.
  • A new theory of coalition politics
  • Patterns of rule in Africa
  • Rural alliances and coup risk : testing the theory.
  • Part II.
  • Forging coalitions.
Control code
CR9781108333740
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 309 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108411677
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1027218966
Label
Coups, rivals, and the modern state : why rural coalitions matter in sub-Saharan Africa, Beth S. Rabinowitz, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108333740
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Alienating rural allies--Kwame Nkrumah 1947-1957
  • Aligning with regional foes--Felix Houphouet-Boigny 1945-1960.
  • Part III.
  • Consolidating power.
  • An urban strategy unravels--Kwame Nkrumah 1957-1966
  • A rural strategy builds a nation--Felix Houphouet-Boigny 1960-1980.
  • Part IV.
  • Reversal of fortune.
  • Reviving the state--J.J. Rawlings 1979-1999
  • Losing the periphery--Henri Konan Bedie 1980-1999
  • Introduction
  • Structure not strategy? examining alternative explanations
  • Conclusion
  • Part I.
  • Setting the stage.
  • A new theory of coalition politics
  • Patterns of rule in Africa
  • Rural alliances and coup risk : testing the theory.
  • Part II.
  • Forging coalitions.
Control code
CR9781108333740
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 309 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108411677
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1027218966

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