Democracy and pluralism in Africa /
edited by Dov Ronen.
Boulder, Colo. : L. Rienner, 1986.
xi, 220 p. : ill.
0931477654 :
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Boulder, Colo. : L. Rienner, 1986.
0931477654 :
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"Papers presented at a symposium organized by Harvard University's Center for International Affairs' Africa Research Program ... in November of 1984, at the Wye Plantation in Queenstown, Maryland"--Introd.
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Includes bibliographies and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1987-02:
Edited by Ronen (director of the Africa Research Program, Harvard), this book is a conference volume. The 18 contributors include mostly American and African academicians (mostly political scientists) and government officials. There is no dearth of theories and concepts in the various papers, and there are some useful case studies, but the editor has failed to integrate the volume around some theoretical perspective or significant empirical generalization. Varying widely in length and quality, the papers fly off in different directions. Lacking integration, the volume is little more than the collection of papers aired at the conference in November 1984. The resultant ``variety of perspectives on the problems facing democracy and pluralism in Africa'' is, on the whole, neither new nor insightful. This book will probably find a small readership in African studies among graduate and undergraduate students and working scholars. The volume includes a useful index.-A. Magid, SUNY at Albany
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