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States and Power in Africa

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  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African history,
  • Constitution: government & the state,
  • Political science & theory,
  • Contemporary Politics - Africa,
  • Current Affairs,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • General,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Political Science / History & Theory,
  • Political Science and International Relations,
  • Political,
  • Africa,
  • Politics and government,
  • Power (Social sciences)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9314490M
    ISBN 100691010277
    ISBN 109780691010274

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States and Power in Africa by Jeffrey Herbst Download PDF EPUB FB2

The bulk of Africa's current difficulties are rooted in a combination of an international desire to see Africa as a continent of nation-states based on the convenient boundaries agreed upon in Berlin, the desire for African leaders States and Power in Africa book avail themselves of the power derived from such recognition, and the persistence of the international community Cited by: In States and Power in Africa, Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative perspective.

Herbst's bold contention―that the conditions now facing African state-builders existed long before European penetration of the continent―is sure to provoke controversy, for it runs counter to the prevailing assumption /5(3).

A really interesting book explaining the system governing states and power in pre-colonial sub-saharan Africa. His explanation of the topographical and social reasons that led to a different political and military model than in most of Europe and Asia is a valuable for anybody interested in the region or just fascinated by the political theory.4/5.

In States and Power in Africa, Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative perspective. Herbst’s bold contention—that the conditions now facing African state-builders existed long before European penetration of the continent—is sure to provoke controversy, for it runs counter to the prevailing.

In States and Power in Africa, Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative perspective. Herbst’s bold contention—that the conditions now facing African state-builders existed long before European penetration of the continent—is sure to provoke controversy, for it runs counter to the prevailing Cited by: THIS BOOK examines state creation and consolidation in Africa over the last several hundred years.

It does so by examining the fundamental problem confronting leaders of almost all African states: how to broad-cast power over sparsely settled lands. The topic is easy to justify. As James Fessler wrote, “Distribution of governmental authority File Size: KB.

This book examines state creation and consolidation in Africa over the last several hundred years. It does so by examining the fundamental problem confronting leaders of almost all African states: how to broadcast power over sparsely settled lands. The topic is easy to justify.

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, first published inis a non-fiction book by Armenian-American economist Daron Acemoglu from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and British political scientist James A.

Robinson from the University of Chicago. The book applies insights from institutional economics, development economics and economic history to Genre: Nonfiction. In States and Power in Africa, Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative perspective.

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Jeffrey Herbst has 16 books on Goodreads with ratings. Jeffrey Herbst’s most popular book is States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Autho.

States and Power in Africa: The Basic Thesis The starting point of Herbst’s analy-sis is that Africa is plagued by “state failure.” A state is meant to provide cer-tain public goods in society, such as law and order, defense, contract enforce-ment, and infrastructure.

Yet in File Size: KB. Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what occurred in Europe.

In his groundbreaking book, Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative perspective, examining the problem of state consolidation 4/5(2).

Roessler models Africa's weak, ethnically-divided states as confronting rulers with a coup-civil war trap - sharing power with ethnic rivals is necessary to underwrite societal peace and prevent civil war, but increases rivals' capabilities to seize sovereign power in a coup d' by: “The book is clearly inspired by the political economy and historical materialism perspective that prevailed in African studies in the late s and early s, claiming that the historical trajectories of global capitalist expansion have led to the development of underdevelopment in Africa and a comprador role of the African political elite with international capital.

States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control - Second Edition, Edition 2 - Ebook written by Jeffrey Herbst. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control - Second Edition.

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The United States and its partners will work with an initial set of Power Africa partner countries, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Tanzania. These countries have set ambitious goals in electric power generation and are making the utility and energy sector reforms to pave the way for investment and growth.

[HERBST, Jeffrey (), States and Power in Africa, 1st ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. ] This first chapter presents Herbst's main thesis in this book, namely that African rulers have faced different challenges in their aim to broadcast power (low population densities, large supplies of land and different environmental features), and that 3 sets of issues help.

The transfer of power to an elected government in South Africa via nonracial elections in April was one of the great triumphs of global democracy in the late 20th century. A sad book book as one realises that power and greed have not served African people well and that the money that has been provided to Africa through aid has been siphoned off.

Shocking in its description of the violence, the cannibalism of leaders such as Amin and Taylor and the brutality in putting down the people and genocide practiced by /5(). Power Africa Roadmap.

The Power Africa Roadmap outlines how the U.S. government leverages commitments from public and private sector partners to MW by maximizing value from existing transactions, advancing new opportunities for deal.

The imperative to shift power across borders is in line with Power Africa’s commitment to increasing access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. Power Africa Gas Roadmap to At the June World Gas Conference in Washington, D.C., Power Africa launched Gas Roadmap to for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

The Roadmap outlines a plan for. Robinson, James A. “States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control by Jeffrey I. Herbst: A Review Essay.” Journal of Economic Literature XL: –Cited by: 2. On the other hand, the power distance in the United States scores a 40 on the cultural scale.

The United States exhibits a more unequal distribution of wealth compared to German society. As the years go by it seems that the distance between the ‘have’ and ‘have-nots’ grows larger and larger.

"Analyzing the exercise of American power in Africa through U.S. development co-operation, this book illuminates the interests and ideologies behind it. Showing how U.S.

administrations () have viewed as well as framed the African issues that confronted them, this book is recommended to all those studying great power politics and.

poses a historical view of the State in Africa built upon the bases of pre-colonial State traditions and on the colonial experience. Contemporary African States have received influences both from colonialism and from pre-colonial kingdoms and empires, and are based both upon the Rule of Law and upon ancestral politi-cal traditions.

President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative aims to increase access to electrical power throughout Africa by bringing together resources from both the private sector and public sector.

As part of the initiative, CLDP is working at the direction of USAID to improve the legal and regulatory environment for power projects in Power Africa countries. African Politics & Government: Books. 1 - 20 of results africa book. pentecostalism and politics in africa.

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POwER AFRICA “Power Africa” is a new five-year United States of America Presidential initiative aimed at supporting economic growth and development by increasing access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable power in Africa. The program is designed as a multi-stakeholder partnership among the Governments of the United States ofFile Size: KB.

The history of Africa begins with the emergence of hominids, archaic humans and—at leastyears ago—anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens), in East Africa, and continues unbroken into the present as a patchwork of diverse and politically developing nation earliest known recorded history arose in Ancient Egypt, and later in Nubia, the Sahel, the Maghreb and the Horn of.

Power, Authority and the State 7 also an important concept in political sociology. The meaning of power and authority has been summarised by Steven Lukes (). Lukes explains that, central to the idea of power is the notion of ‘bringing about consequences’, not unlike, for instance, the way in which your sociology teacher ensures that people.

States and Power in Africa by Jeffrey I. Herbst: A Review Essay Article in Journal of Economic Literature 40(2) June with Reads How we measure 'reads'. This ambitious and original book turns a comparative historical lens on state-building in Africa.

Unlike most European states, which consolidated their power and fixed their present boundaries largely through war, African states acquired their borders by fiat and have rarely faced external military threats to their sovereignty.

The postcolonial international system has given them an easy ride. “Power Africa” is a new five-year American presidential initiative launched by President Barack Obama in Tanzania during his Africa Tour in July The initiative aims at supporting economic growth and development by increasing access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable power in Africa.

Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what occurred in Europe.

In his ground-breaking book, Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative 9/10(26). • Posted transaction Advisors in all six Power Africa countries to assist in advancing agreements between public and private partners • Contributes to multi-donor funds such as the African Union’s Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility, the African Legal Support Facility, and the African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa.

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Osaore Aideyan Claremont Graduate University Claremont, California Jeffrey Herbst. States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control.A nation's GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States in the year noted.

This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries.