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Paradox Of Traditional Chiefs In Democratic Africa

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Paradox Of Traditional Chiefs In Democratic Africa - Baldwin, Kate (yale University, Connecticut) - ISBN: 9781107566446
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Genre: Politicologie
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Beschrijving

This book shows that powerful hereditary chiefs do not undermine democracy in Africa but, on some level, facilitate it.

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Titel: Paradox Of Traditional Chiefs In Democratic Africa
auteur: Baldwin, Kate (yale University, Connecticut)
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 253
Uitgever: Cambridge University Press
Plaats van publicatie: 01
NUR: Politicologie
Afmetingen: 230 x 175 x 18
Gewicht: 362 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9781107566446
Intern nummer: 30479351
Volume: 1

Biografie (woord)

Kate Baldwin is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University, Connecticut. She has conducted field research in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Her work has been published in leading journals in political science, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, and Comparative Politics. An article based on the research in this book won the award for the best article published in the American Journal of Political Science.

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'Baldwin has rescued African chiefs from oblivion … Highly recommended.' R. I. Rotberg, Choice

Inhoudsopgave

Part I. Toward a New Theory of Chiefs: 1. The paradox of chiefs; 2. Conceptualizing chiefs; 3. Traditional leaders and democracy; 4. Chiefs as development brokers; Part II. Chiefs, Development, and Elections in Zambia: 5. Introduction to Zambia; 6. Chiefs and local public goods provision; 7. Electoral king makers; 8. Chiefs and the voter's calculus; Part III. Traditional Leaders in Africa and Beyond: 9. Chiefs and government responsiveness across Africa; 10. Development brokers revisited.

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