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  • Taschenbuch: 192 Seiten
  • Verlag: Indiana Univ Pr; Auflage: Binding Loose (1. Januar 2005)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 9780253212870
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253212870
  • ASIN: 0253212871
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,7 x 1,7 x 20,3 cm
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... provocative new book... - Martin Woollacott in THE GUARDIAN ...for those interested in international affairs, but lacking detailed knowledge of Africa, if you read only one book about Africa this year it should be this one. Two distinguished scholars of Africa have written a short, lucid and astringent corrective to the lazy complacency of much conventional wisdom about the plight of the continent. Indeed, if all the litany of disaster is true, it is astonishing that anything works in Africa at all. And yet it does. - Gwyn Prins in INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS ...Despite its iconoclastic tenor, however, the book's value is paradoxically as a good summary of the present orthodoxy in the study of African politics - Jan Kees Van Donge in COMMONWEALTH & COMPARATIVE POLITICS -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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Are there social, political and cultural factors in Africa which aspire to the continuation of patrimony and conspire against economic development? This work addresses this and other questions in its examination of the political instrumentalization of disorder. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von davidbrowning@yahoo.com am 22. Juni 1999
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I was born in and grew up in central Africa and have recently returned to work there - Malawi. Africa is the most extraordinary place - very easy to fall in love with. But, there are some huge buts... In Africa, you will learn the true meaning of the word 'frustration'. It is a place of astounding unrealised potential. Why?
This book is the first cogent explanation of why Africa is like it is, and will form the basis of my own analysis - the one you have to do to remain sane. It is right on the button with explanations for the corruption and disorder that is Africa. And yet it is not a critical book; nor is it patronising and it does not suggest that the answer to African problems is to be more like the West. It simply gives you clues as to why it is like it is.
This book has given me the ammunition I need to convince myself that there is a great deal of sense in what is happening in central Africa. It sounds silly to suggest that a sociological/development studies book could give an otherwise normal person a real insight into his situation, but it does! I really take my hat off to these guys!
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2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Otto Ruthenberg am 26. Januar 2000
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i have lived and worked in africa for a long time and am emotionally attached to east africa, but this does not cloud my perception of the deep troubles that this continent is in and expect what is realistic instead of what is desirable.
this analysis is done in a unbiased tone, although any proud african will disagree on this. but then proud africans are very touchy when it comes to explaining the miserable reality of most african countries.
the authors put forward that development the western style cannot work in africa, as the basis of a civil society like we know it is simply not there. most frustrating is the fact that there seems to be no proof of an african way to create sustained and stable wealth. if you expect the worst and are happy if it turns out to be just a little better you might have the right attitude to work there.
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Ein Kunde am 23. April 2000
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After working in Africa off and on for twenty years in development, relief and human rights, I would recommend that every expat who is planning to work there read this book. I would make it compulsory reading for all WB, Dfid, USAID, UN, etc employees... even Peace Corps, WUSC, VSO, etc people! The alternative is personal frustration arising from becoming aware of the structures identified here, without understanding their origin and functionality. Instead of seeing perverse events as idiosyncratic, you will begin to understand that they are part of a larger whole, rooted in the political economy and history of the continent. Excellent book!
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Ein sehr wichtiges Buch, das uns die Augen öffnet über die ganz anderen Lebens-, Wirtschafts- und Politik-Modalitäten der Afrikanischen Völker und Menschen. How Africa works müßte jeder erst mal lesen, bnevor er sich in ein staatliches Programm einreiht und weltwärts da hinunterfährt. Was diese Menschen nicht brauchen, sind solche, die ihnen die Arbeit wegnehmen. Afrikaner sind in der Lage selbst sich und Ihre Gesellschaften zu organisieren. Nur haben wir ihnen das immer sehr schwer gemacht, einmal in der Kolonialzeit durch unsere imperialen Attitüden. Nun ind er Post--Kolonialzeit, in der wir sie auch nicht als Wirtschafts- und Lebens-Partner akzpetieren. Das Buch sollte bald deutsch erscheinen.
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Difficult questions that need to be asked 6. Juni 2001
Von Bruce Whitehouse - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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The authors of "Africa Works" pose a series of challenges to the existing Western orthodoxy about African politics and government. What if Africa is headed neither toward anarchy nor Western-style modernity, but toward its own unique brand of the future? What if politics is envisioned in a fundamentally different manner in Africa than in the West? What if African political elites were not being manipulated by international institutions, but were in fact doing the manipulating themselves?
In asking these questions, Chabal and Daloz force the reader to reexamine his or her view of Africa and its place in history. They require that Africans no longer be looked at as perpetual victims in the patterns of world events, but as agents in their own destinies. They suggest that African elites have actually engineered the present state of disorder on the continent and do everything in their power to preserve it, and they explain why it is in these elites' interest to do so.
I find their arguments intriguing to say the least, and a refreshing change from the stale, politically correct views that always cast Africa as a helpless pawn of outside powers. "Africa Works" resonates very strongly with my own experience living and working in Africa.
Having said that, though, I am not entirely convinced that the authors are 100 percent on target. They tend to paint developments across the continent with very broad strokes, and offer little in the way of evidence that isn't anecdotal. Furthermore, perhaps their break from the orthodoxy on African politics isn't as significant as they make it out to be. Jean-Francois Bayart, one author whom they repeatedly go out of their way to beat up on, has written articles sounding similar themes.
"Africa Works" is nonetheless an important book and I hope that it touches off a new debate on the character of governance in Africa. The old ideas have clearly done nobody any good.
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If you're going to work in Africa, you need to read this. 22. Juni 1999
Von davidbrowning@yahoo.com - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I was born in and grew up in central Africa and have recently returned to work there - Malawi. Africa is the most extraordinary place - very easy to fall in love with. But, there are some huge buts... In Africa, you will learn the true meaning of the word 'frustration'. It is a place of astounding unrealised potential. Why?
This book is the first cogent explanation of why Africa is like it is, and will form the basis of my own analysis - the one you have to do to remain sane. It is right on the button with explanations for the corruption and disorder that is Africa. And yet it is not a critical book; nor is it patronising and it does not suggest that the answer to African problems is to be more like the West. It simply gives you clues as to why it is like it is.
This book has given me the ammunition I need to convince myself that there is a great deal of sense in what is happening in central Africa. It sounds silly to suggest that a sociological/development studies book could give an otherwise normal person a real insight into his situation, but it does! I really take my hat off to these guys!
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This IS how Africa works! 23. April 2000
Von Ein Kunde - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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After working in Africa off and on for twenty years in development, relief and human rights, I would recommend that every expat who is planning to work there read this book. I would make it compulsory reading for all WB, Dfid, USAID, UN, etc employees... even Peace Corps, WUSC, VSO, etc people! The alternative is personal frustration arising from becoming aware of the structures identified here, without understanding their origin and functionality. Instead of seeing perverse events as idiosyncratic, you will begin to understand that they are part of a larger whole, rooted in the political economy and history of the continent. Excellent book!
15 von 16 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
realistic and somewhat disillusioning 26. Januar 2000
Von Otto Ruthenberg - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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i have lived and worked in africa for a long time and am emotionally attached to east africa, but this does not cloud my perception of the deep troubles that this continent is in and expect what is realistic instead of what is desirable.
this analysis is done in a unbiased tone, although any proud african will disagree on this. but then proud africans are very touchy when it comes to explaining the miserable reality of most african countries.
the authors put forward that development the western style cannot work in africa, as the basis of a civil society like we know it is simply not there. most frustrating is the fact that there seems to be no proof of an african way to create sustained and stable wealth. if you expect the worst and are happy if it turns out to be just a little better you might have the right attitude to work there.
It illuminates issues about Africa 18. April 2013
Von Adenrele Iposu - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This book lays out the realpolitik of African politics, and shows an uncanny understanding of the "problems" of African development.
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