Table of contents for States and power in Africa : comparative lessons in authority and control / Jeffrey Herbst.


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Counter Introduction 3
PART ONE: THE CHALLENGE OF STATE-BUILDING IN AFRICA 9
One The Challenge of State-Building in Africa 11
PART TWO: THE CONSTRUCTION OF STATES IN AFRICA 33
Two Power and Space in Precolonial Africa 35
Three The Europeans and the African Problem 58
Four The Political Kingdom in Independent Africa 97
PART THREE: NATIONAL DESIGN AND DOMESTIC POLITICS 137
Five National Design and the Broadcasting of Power 139
Six Chiefs, States, and the Land 173
PART FOUR: BOUNDARIES AND POWER 199
Seven The Coin of the African Realm 201
Eight The Politics of Migration and Citizenship 227
PART FIVE: CONCLUSION 249
Nine The Past and the Future of State Power in Africa 251
Index 273


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Africa Politics and government, Power (Social sciences) Africa