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Enemy at the Gates
Locked On
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Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles Volume 16
Daughter of the Morning Star
Her Accidental Husband
Looking Back
  • Author : Joan E. Williams
  • Release : 05 November 2015
  • Publisher : Joan williams
  • Pages : 330 Pages
  • ISBN : 9769578509
  • Category : Political Science

Synopsis:
At a time when there is the great debate in the USA about which countries interfere in other's democratic elections and a time of great turmoil in Venezuela, this is a most relevant and timely publication. For the current events in Venezuela, including the shortage of basic food, state sponsored terrorism, civil unrest, hyper-inflation etc. mirror conditions during the cold war era in the small nation state of Jamaica when they too experimented with socialism. It was during that period too that the Russian KGB, American CIA and Cuban DGI were all active on the ground trying to influence the outcome of their elections. At that time, the author Joan Williams and her entire family faced grave danger which forced her to have to temporarily send her children away, as she was determined that the socialist/communist threat which not only brought in its wake, many mass murders, numerous state organized massacres and even treason by a me

Ethnicity  Citizenship and State in Eastern Africa
  • Author : Aquiline Tarimo
  • Release : 25 September 2021
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Pages : 150 Pages
  • ISBN : 9956579998
  • Category : Political Science

Synopsis:
This volume, from an Africa perspective, examines the relationship between ethnicity and citizenship within the framework of nation-state. Its objective and scope engage relational aspects of political integration, awaken public conscience, and motivate civic engagement. It provides a platform that could be considered prerequisite for political transformation. Such a framework is indispensable not only for challenging the politics of exclusion and marginalization, but also for reconstructing fractured social relationships. The test of its validity and relevancy is not whether it accounts for particular traditions, but whether it provides a framework through which we can comprehend the dynamics of ethnic identities as an avenue for promoting participatory governance and democratic accountability. An interdisciplinary study of this kind brings forth practical and theoretical contributions to the evolving concepts of ethnicity and

Gender  Discourse and Power in the Cameroonian Parliament
  • Author : Lilian Lem Atanga
  • Release : 25 September 2021
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Pages : 261 Pages
  • ISBN : 9956615463
  • Category : Political Science

Synopsis:
This book investigates gender and power relations in the Cameroonian parliament using a critical discourse analytical approach, which focuses on social issues and seeks to expose unequal relations within institutions. The study identifies different gendered discourses within the speeches of Members of Parliament and government ministers. Consciously or unconsciously, these participants within parliamentary debates draw on topics that construct women and men in specific ways, sometimes sustaining gender stereotypes or challenging existing conditions. The way men and women are constructed using language also is indicative of gender and power relations within this particular community. The study also looks at the way men and women are constructed using traditional discourses of gender differentiation and how some of these discourses get challenged, appropriated or subverted using progressive gendered discourses that advocate equal

Anatomy of the Niger Delta Crisis
  • Author : Victor Ojakorotu
  • Release : 25 September 2021
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Pages : 155 Pages
  • ISBN : 3643106394
  • Category : History

Synopsis:
Anatomy of the Niger Delta Crisis provides deep insights into the complex and varied interests that are at play in the Niger Delta. The nine treatises in this book identify the primary motivations and major players in the imbroglio surrounding the international oil market. The bold academic discourses, to a large extent, blame British imperialism, global capitalism, and Nigeria's political elites for the situation in the Niger Delta, which has a far-reaching global effect.

Democratic Governance and Political Participation in Nigeria 1999   2014
  • Author : 'Femi Omotoso
  • Release : 25 September 2021
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Pages : 540 Pages
  • ISBN : 1942876114
  • Category : Political Science

Synopsis:
Democratic Governance and Political Participation in Nigeria 1999-2014 seeks to critically analyse Nigeria's democratic experience since 1999 when the current Republic was instituted. Given the chequered democratic antecedents of the country, the book examines the factors responsible for the resilience of the present democratic dispensation, in spite of forces inhibiting democratic consolidation. It also examines these inhibiting forces and makes recommendations for overcoming them. Finally, the book seeks to stimulate intellectual discourse on Nigeria's democracy and arouse greater research interests in the subject.

Neoliberal Bandwagonism  Civil society and the politics of belonging in Anglophone Cameroon
  • Author : Piet Konings
  • Release : 25 September 2021
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Pages : 261 Pages
  • ISBN : 9956558230
  • Category : Political Science

Synopsis:
While neoliberals typically view civil society organizations as vital channels for the implementation of economic and political reforms, they are also inclined to blame the politics of belonging for the poor record of these reforms. Piet Konings rejects such notions and argues that the relationship between civil society and the politics of belonging is more complex in Africa than Western donors and scholars are inclined to admit. He argues that ethno-regional associations and movements are more significant constituents of civil society in Africa than the conventional organizations that are often uncritically imposed or endorsed. He shows how the politics of belonging, so pervasive in Cameroon, and indeed much of Africa, during the current neoliberal economic and political reforms, has tended to penetrate the entire range of associational life, and he calls for a critical re-appraisal of prevalent notions and assumptions about ci

Oil  Politics and Violence
  • Author : Max Siollun
  • Release : 25 September 2021
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Pages : 268 Pages
  • ISBN : 0875867103
  • Category : Political Science

Synopsis:
"An insider traces the details of hope and ambition gone wrong in the Giant of Africa, Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. When it gained independence from Britain in 1960, hopes were high that, with mineral wealth and over 140 million people, the most educated workforce in Africa, Nigeria would become Africa s first superpower and a stabilizing democratic influence in the region. However, these lofty hopes were soon dashed and the country lumbered from crisis to crisis, with the democratic government eventually being overthrown in a violent military coup in January 1966. From 1966 until 1999, the army held onto power almost uninterrupted under a succession of increasingly authoritarian military governments and army coups. Military coups and military rule (which began as an emergency aberration) became a seemingly permanent feature of Nigerian politics. The author names names, and explores how British influence aggravated i

Scribbles from the Den
  • Author : Dibussi Tande
  • Release : 25 September 2021
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Pages : 212 Pages
  • ISBN : 9956558915
  • Category : Literary Collections

Synopsis:
This collection consists of 49 insightful essays by leading Cameroonian blogger Dibussi Tande, which originally appeared on his award-winning blog Scribbles from the Den. These essays tackle some of the most pressing and complex issues facing Cameroon today such as the stalled democratization process, the perennial Anglophone problem, the crisis of higher education, the absence of the rule of law, the lack of leadership renewal, a stifled collective memory, and a continued inability to harness technology for purposes of national development, among others. Scribbles from the Den goes beyond the news headlines to dispassionately analyze and unravel the complexities of Cameroonian politics and society.

Road Companion to Democracy and Meritocracy
  • Author : Godfrey B. Tangwa
  • Release : 25 September 2021
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Pages : 244 Pages
  • ISBN : 9956616702
  • Category : Political Science

Synopsis:
The Essays Are Centered On The Theme Of Democracy And Meritocracy Which The Author Believes To Be The Preconditions For Genuine Development In Africa. The Immediate Focus Of These Essays Is Cameroon, A Country Remarkable For Experimenting With French/English Bilingualism And For Having A Political Dictatorship Which Claims, Wrongly Or Rightly, To Have Transformed Itself Into A Democracy; But They Are Equally Relevant To Other Countries In Africa And Beyond. Each Of The Essays Stands Alone But They All Are Telling Various Aspects Of The Same Story From Various Angles At Various Times Using Different Modes Of Expression.

Building a Clean Machine
  • Author : Michael Johnston
  • Release : 25 September 2021
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Pages : 34 Pages
  • ISBN : 0987637XXX
  • Category : Corruption

Synopsis:
Download Building a Clean Machine book written by Michael Johnston, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with all devices.

Mediating Legitimacy  Chieftaincy and Democratisation in Two African Chiefdoms
  • Author : Jude Thaddeus Dingbobga Fokwang
  • Release : 25 September 2021
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Pages : 124 Pages
  • ISBN : 9956558648
  • Category : Political Science

Synopsis:
This study analyses the effects of democratic transition in two African countries - Cameroon and South Africa - on chiefs and the institution of chieftainship. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, the monograph explores the cultural and socio-political conditions that enabled chiefs to reinvent themselves in the new era of democratic politics despite their status as 'old political actors'. It explores the kinds of legitimacies claimed by chiefs in the new era and the responses of their subjects to such claims, particularly with respect to chiefs' involvement in national politics. The monograph makes a case for the importance of comparative research on chiefs in the era of democracy and the predicaments they face therein. It contends that contrary to exhortations about the incompatibility of chiefs and democracy, the reality is that political transition in both South Africa and Cameroon produced contradictions, creating space and a r

Visions of a Better World
  • Author : Bea Vidacs
  • Release : 25 September 2021
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Pages : 219 Pages
  • ISBN : 3643104316
  • Category : Social Science

Synopsis:
Examining the social and political significance of football in Cameroon, author Bea Vidacs's anthropological study goes beyond sports. Encompassing the period between 1994 and 2006, the work throws light upon changes in Cameroonians' political attitudes and interpretations of politics and of football as the revolutionary fervor of the early 1990s waned over time and increasingly turned into political disillusionment. Taking the ethos of sport as an ethnographic starting point she addresses such issues as politics, power, powerlessness, identity construction on a local, national and international scale, as well as the meaning of the postcolonial experience both on an individual and national level. Rich in ethnographic detail and command of relevant literature, the study demonstrates how, and with what consequences, Cameroonian football impinges upon and is influenced by local, national and global socio-cultural, economic and poli