The Resource African conflicts and informal power : big men and networks, edited by Mats Utas

African conflicts and informal power : big men and networks, edited by Mats Utas

Label
African conflicts and informal power : big men and networks
Title
African conflicts and informal power
Title remainder
big men and networks
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mats Utas
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the aftermath of an armed conflict in Africa, the international community both produces and demands from local partners a variety of blueprints for reconstructing state and society. The aim is to re-formalize the state after what is viewed as a period of fragmentation. In reality, African economies and polities are very much informal in character, with informal actors, including so-called Big Men, often using their positions in the formal structure as a means to reach their own goals. Through a variety of in-depth case studies, including the DRC, Sierra Leone and Liberia, African Conflicts and Informal Power shows how important informal political and economic networks are in many of the continent's conflict areas. Moreover, it demonstrates that without a proper understanding of the impact of these networks, attempts to formalize African states, particularly those emerging from wars, will be in vain"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
327.16096
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ6385
LC item number
.A37 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Africa now
Label
African conflicts and informal power : big men and networks, edited by Mats Utas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Country case studies -- pt. 2. Thematic case studies
Control code
ocn787849187
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848138827
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613519979
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
351997
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34128797
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)787849187
  • pebcs1280062819

Library Locations

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