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The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa: Beyond the Margins



What are the fundamental issues, processes, agency and dynamics that shape the political economy of life in modern Africa? In this book, the contributors – experts in anthropology, history, politicalscience, economics, conflict and peace studies, philosophy and language – examine the opportunities and constraints placed on living, livelihoods and sustainable life on the continent. Reflecting on why and how the political economy of life approach is essential for understanding the social…



The Political Economy Of Third World Intervention

Pub Date : 1991-11-01 | Author : David N. Gibbs | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 0226290719
ISBN 13 : 9780226290713

Interventionism—the manipulation of the internal politics of one country by another—has long been a feature of international relations. The practice shows no signs of abating, ..


Nation As Grand Narrative

Pub Date : 2016-05-15 | Author : Wale Adebanwi | Publisher : University of Rochester Press

ISBN 10 : 1580465552
ISBN 13 : 9781580465557

A methodical analysis of relations of domination and subordination through media narratives of nationhood in an African context...


Neoliberalism And The Moral Economy Of Fraud

Pub Date : 2016-05-26 | Author : David Whyte | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781317397502
ISBN 13 : 1317397509

There is evidence that economic fraud has, in recent years, become routine activity in the economies of both relatively income-rich and relatively income-poor countries. Indeed, ma..


Everyday Life In South Asia

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : Diane P. Mines | Publisher : Indiana University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780253354730
ISBN 13 : 0253354730

Social theorists focus on the everyday lives and experiences of people living in South Asia in this book composed of papers that clearly convey important facets of the history, div..


South Africa Pushed To The Limit

Pub Date : 2013-07-04 | Author : Hein Marais | Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN 10 : 9781780320830
ISBN 13 : 1780320833

Since 1994, the democratic government in South Africa has worked hard at improving the lives of the black majority, yet close to half the population lives in poverty, jobs are scar..


Marginal Gains

Pub Date : 2004-03-01 | Author : Jane I. Guyer | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 0226311155
ISBN 13 : 9780226311159

In America, almost all the money in circulation passes through financial institutions every day. But in Nigeria's "cash and carry" system, 90 percent of the currency never comes ba..


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