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Coups, rivals, and the modern state : why rural coalitions matter in sub-Saharan Africa, Beth Rabinowitz

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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 Rabinowitz
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Language
eng
Summary
"Over the past three decades, sub-Saharan Africa has undergone promising changes. Most countries have instituted regular multiparty elections. Military rule has been on a steady decline. With this increased stability, Africa has seen unparalleled economic growth. So much so that sub-Saharan growth rates exceeded those of the world economy for the first two decades of the new millennium. Yet, there are troubling trends as well. The vast majority of low-income countries are found south of the Sahara. African states grapple with food insecurity, high unemployment, poverty, poor infrastructure, environmental degradation, and low integration in the global economy. Nor has political liberalization been wholly progressive. One-third of the states identified as 'not free' in 2017 by Freedom House were in sub-Saharan Africa. In many instances, African presidents have been able to work around multi-party elections and remain in power for two, three, in some cases even four decades. Countries like Burundi, South Sudan, Somalia, and the Central African Republic have continued to be on the precipice of civil conflict. And although there are fewer coups, since 2000 fourteen presidents have been successfully overthrown."--
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Rabinowitz, Beth
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Houphouët-Boigny, Félix
  • Nkrumah, Kwame
  • Political stability
  • Coalitions
  • Coups d'état
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Ghana
Label
Coups, rivals, and the modern state : why rural coalitions matter in sub-Saharan Africa, Beth Rabinowitz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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
on1013499540
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781108420464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1013499540
Label
Coups, rivals, and the modern state : why rural coalitions matter in sub-Saharan Africa, Beth Rabinowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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
on1013499540
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781108420464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1013499540

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