AffiliationUniversity of Chester; University of KwaZulu-Natal
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AbstractThe realities of conflicts, economic growth without development, policy development and the impact of capitalism and globalization continue to challenge existing theoretical and conceptual approaches. After several decades of independence and governance in the post-colonial period in Africa, many of the political and economic indicators are still not encouraging, despite important strides towards democratic consolidation and economic development. A country study approach to the continent of Africa illuminates the diversity of the African continent and indicates the ways in which the political and socio-economic contexts of African states bear directly upon the ability of states to solve the various political and economic challenges that they face.
CitationAsuelime, L., & Francis, S. (2014). Expanding the frontiers of Africa's political environment. In Asuelime, L. & Francis, S. (eds.),Themes in African Political Studies: Political Conflict and Stability. London, United Kingdom: Springer.
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