The Resource African Political Thought, Guy Martin, (electronic resource)

African Political Thought, Guy Martin, (electronic resource)

African Political Thought
African Political Thought
Statement of responsibility
Guy Martin
Focusing on individual political thinkers and beginning with indigenous African political thought, the book successively examines African nationalism, African socialism, populism and Marxism, Africanism and pan-Africanism, concluding with contemporary perspectives on democracy, development and the African state
Cataloging source
Dewey number
  • 320.096
  • 320/.01
index present
LC call number
LC item number
.M345 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
African Political Thought, Guy Martin, (electronic resource)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-211) and index
  • net
  • Cover; African Political Thought; African Political Thought; Contents; Acknowledgments; Acronyms; Introduction: African Political Thought from Antiquity to the Present; Chapter 1: The Political Ideology of Indigenous African Political Systems and Institutions from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century; Introduction; Indigenous African Political Systems and Institutions: Foundational Principles and Democratic Characteristics; Indigenous African Political Systems as Secular and Sacred; Power and Authority in Indigenous African Political Systems and Institutions
  • Chapter 5: The Socialist-Populist Ideology I: From Patrice Lumumba to Samora MachelThe Socialist-Populist and Populist-Socialist Ideologies; Patrice Ėmery Lumumba; Ahmed Ben Bella; Amilcar Cabral; Samora M. Machel; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 6: The Socialist-Populist Ideology II: From Kwame Nkrumahto Julius Nyerere; Introduction; Kwame Nkrumah; Ahmed Sékou Touré; Modibo Kéïta; Julius Kambarage Nyerere; UJAMAA in Tanzania; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 7: The Populist-Socialist Ideology: From Frantz Fanon to Steve Biko; Frantz Fanon; Thomas Sankara; Muammar Qaddafi
  • Checks and Balances in Indigenous African Political Systems and InstitutionsThe Role of Women in Indigenous African Political Systems and Institutions; Customary Law and Conflict Resolutionin Indigenous African Political Systems and Institutions; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 2: The Influence of Islamic Values and Ideas on Indigenous African Political Systems and Institutions from the Tenth to the Nineteenth Century; Islamic Values and Ideas, the Islamic Empire, and Indigenous African Values and Political Ideas, Systems, and Institutions
  • Imagining Africa: European Construction of AfricaThe Ideas of the Enlightenment in France and England; Western Liberalism based on African Culture and Traditions as an Ideology of Modernization in the Late Nineteenth Century; Kofi A. Busia; Kenneth D. Kaunda; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 4: Pan-Africanism and African Unity: From Ideal to Practice; Introduction; Contending Perspectives on African Unity: Pan-Africanism vs. Functionalism; Reconfiguring the African States: Toward a New Map of Africa; Conclusion; Further Reading
  • Islamization of States and Societies in North Africa, Eastern Africa, and the Indian Ocean Islands (Seventh to Fifteenth Century)Islamization of States and Societies of the Western and Central Sudan(Eighth to Eighteenth Century); Ibn Khaldûn's Conception of Political Power and the State: 'Asabîyah; The Nineteenth-Century Islamic Theocratic States in the Western Sudan; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 3: African Theories and Ideologies of Westernization, Modernization, and Liberal Democracy from Early West African Nationalism to Humanism; Introduction
Control code
1st ed
1 online resource (xii, 215 p.)
Form of item
Specific material designation
System control number
  • (OCoLC)824117965
  • palgrave1137062053

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
Processing Feedback ...