AFRICA


July  2001
Compiled by Joan T. Phillips, Bibliographer
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


Africa - Politics and Government 
Africa - Social Aspects 


Africa - Politics and Government 


Books

Inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply endorsement by the Air University Library or the United States Air Force. 

Please note: A call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

Africa Contemporary Record, edited by Colin Legum. New York, Africana Publishing, 2000. 1 vol.
Book call no.: 960 A2584 v.24 1992/94

Africa: Dilemmas of Development and Change, edited by Peter Lewis. Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 1998. 456 p.
Book call no.: 306.096 A258

African Perspectives on Governance, edited by Goran Hyden and others. Trenton, NJ, Africa World Press, 2000. 323 p.
Book call no.: 307.76096 A258

Attah-Poku, Agyemang. African Stability and Integration: Regional, Continental and Diasporic Pan-African Realities. Lanham, MD, University Press of America, 2000. 175 p.
Book call no.: 330.96 A883a

Berkeley, Bill. The Graves Are Not yet Full: Race, Tribe and Power in the Heart of Africa. New York, New Republic Book, 2001. 309 p.
Book call no.: 305.896 B512g

Civil Society and the Political Imagination in Africa: Critical Perspectives, edited by John L. Comafoff and Jean Comaroff. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1999. 318 p.
Book call no.: 320.96 C582

Common Security and Civil Society in Africa, edited by Lennart Wohlgemuth and others. Stockholm, Sweden, Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 1999. 216 p.
Book call no.: 327.17096 C734

Corruption and the Crisis of Institutional Reforms in Africa, edited by John Mukum Mbaku. Lewiston, NY, Edwin Mellen Press. 1998. 325 p. (African Studies, vol. 47)
Book call no.: 364.132096 C825

Decalo, Samuel. Civil-Military Relations in Africa. Gainesville, FL, Florida Academic Press, 1998. 206 p. (African Studies Series, no.2)
Book call no.: 322.5096 D291c

Englebert, Pierre. State Legitimacy and Development in Africa. Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000. 244 p.
Book call no.: 338.96 E58s

Ethnicity Kills? The Politics of War, Peace and Ethnicity in SubSaharan Africa, edited by Einar Braathen and others. New York, St. Martin's Press, 2000. 223 p. (International Political Economy)
Book call no.: 967.04 E84

Funding Virtue: Civil Society Aid and Democracy Promotion, edited by Marina Ottawy and Thomas Carothers. Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2000. 339 p.
Social Movements, Professionalization of Reform, and Democracy in Africa by Marina Ottaway, pp 77-104.
Book call no.: 327.111 F981

Hills, Alice. Policing Africa: Internal Security and the Limits of Liberalization. Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000. 213 p.
Book call no.: 363.2096 H655p

Keylor, William R. Twentieth-Century World: An International History. 4th ed. New York, Oxford University Press, 2001. 611 p.
Africa: From Independence to Dependency, pp 410-427.
Book call no.: 327.0904 K44t 2001

Laine, Daniel. African Kings. Berkeley, CA, Ten Speed Press, 2000. 156 p.
Book call no.: 305.5222096 L186a

Multiparty Democracy and Political Change: Constraints to Democratization in Africa, edited by John Mukum Mbaku and others. Brookfield, CT, Ashgate, 1998. 333 p. (Contemporary Perspectives on Developing Societies)
Book call no.: 320.96 M961

Olukoshi, Adebayo O. The Elusive Prince of Denmark: Structural Adjustment and the Crisis of Governance in Africa. Uppsala, Sweden, Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 1998. 59 p. (Political and Social Context of Structural Adjustment in Africa, no.104)
Book call no.: 338.96 O52e

Pfetsch, Frank R. and Rohloff, Christopher. National and International Conflicts, 1945-1995: New Empirical and Theoretical Approaches. New York, Routledge, 2000. 282 p. (Routledge Advance in International Relations and Politics, no. 11)
Appendix: KOSIMO Conflicts 1945-95 by Regions in Chronological Order (Sub-Saharan Africa), pp 240-244. Listing of applicable conflicts including start and end dates, issues and intensity.
Book call no.: 303.6 P528n

Politics and Economics of Africa, Volume I edited by Frank Columbus. Huntington, NY, Nova Science Publishers, 2001. 203 p.
Book call no.: 320.96 P7694

Preparing Africa for the Twenty-First Century: Strategies for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development, edited by John Mukum Mbaku. Brookfield, VT, Ashgate Publishing, 1999. 357 p. (Contemporary Perspectives on Developing Societies)
Book call no.: 320.96 P927

Regionalisation in Africa: Integration & Disintegration, edited by Daniel C. Bach. Bloomington IN, Indiana University Press, 1999. 235 p.
Book call no.: 320.967 R336

Russell, Alec. Big Men, Little People: The Leaders Who Defined Africa. New York, New York University Press, 1999. 334 p.
Book call no.: 967.032 R961b

State Building and Democratization in Africa: Faith, Hope and Realities, edited by Kidane Mengisteab and Cyrill Daddieh. Westport, CT, Praeger, 1999. 292 p.
Book call no.: 320.967 S747

Stepanek, Joseph F. Wringing Success from Failure in Late Developing Countries: Lessons from the Field. Westport, CT, Praeger, 1999. 246 p.
Includes information about development in Africa.
Book call no.: 338.90091724 S827w

Widner, Jennifer A. Building the Rule of Law. New York, W. W. Norton, 2001. 454 p.
Book call no.: 92 N9931w

Periodicals

Abdul-Raheem, Tujudeen. Impact of Angels. New Internationalist No.326:20-21 August 2000.
Investigates the role of NGOs in Africa.

Adibe, Jideofo. The State of the Fourth Estate. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:44-45 June 2001.
Report "on the relationship between African governments and their journalistic critics."

Africa's Plan to Save Itself. Economist 360:44 July 7, 2001.
In the Millennium Action Plan "African leaders are promising reform, and asking the rest of the world to help."

Africa: The Facts. New Internationalist No.326:18-19 August 2000.
Provides general information about Africa.

Africa/West Africa: The Centre Isn't Holding. Africa Confidential 42:1-3 January 12, 2001.
Takes a brief look at affairs in each country.

African Union Treaty Takes Effect. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:11 June 2001.
African Union to replace the Organisation of African Unity.

Arnold, Guy. States Face Break-up. West Africa No.4266:14-16 March 12, 2001.
Examines conflicts in Africa that could result in nations splitting up.

Asante, Ben. Summit to Solve Conflicts. West Africa 4279:24-25 June 11, 2001.
Lome, the capital of Togo was the site of a peace conference of African leaders under the auspices of the OAU to look for solutions to African conflicts.

Bald, Margaret. The Hopeless Continental. World Press Review 47:24-25 October 2000.
Response to an article in the Economist.

Berkeley, Bill. Race, Tribe, and Power in the Heart of Africa. World Policy Journal 18:79-87 Spring 2001.

Biliouri, Daphne. The Challenge for African Water. Jane's Intelligence Review 13:50-52 May 2001.

Boateng, Osei. A Giant Step for Union. New African No.388:8 September 2000.
Leaders agree to a continental union.

Bratton, Michael and Mattes, Robert. Africans' Surprising Universalism. Journal of Democracy 12:107-121 January 2001.
Democracy in Africa.

Bratton, Michael and Mattes, Robert. Support for Democracy in Africa: Intrinsic or Instrumental? British Journal of Political Science 31:447-474 July 2001.
"Comparative analysis of original survey data from Ghana, Zambia and South Africa is used here to assess the attitudes of African citizens toward democracy."

Brazier, Chris. Africa United: Not Hopeless, Not Helpless. New Internationalist No.326:9-12 August 2000.
The Pan-African initiative.

Bryceson, Deborah F. and Bank, Leslie. End of an Era: Africa's Development Policy Parallax. Journal of Contemporary African Studies 19:5-23 January 2001.

Campbell, Horace G. and Mealy, Marc. Africa's Foreign Policy in the 21st Century. West Africa No.4278:18-19 June 4, 2001.
Examines aspects of greater unity that the African Union will bring.

The Colours of Our Future. New Internationalist No.326:16-17 August 2000.
Prominent Africans present their views On Pan-Africa.

Englebert, Pierre. Solving the Mystery of the Africa Dummy. World Development 28:1821-1835 October 2000.
Delves into the problem on whether African governments are limited in development policies due to their history of colonialization.

Gadfly Qaddafi. Economist 360:38-39 July 21, 2001.
Plans for pan-Africa pushed by Muammar Qaddafi.

Gambari, Ibrahim. ' Virtual Democracy.' West Africa No.4265:14 March 5, 2001.
Speech by Professor Ibrahim Gambari entitled ' Celebrating the Rebirth and Organising to Meet the Challenges of Democracy: The Nigerian and African Experience.'

Graham, Yao. Future Imperfect. New Internationalist No.326:27-28 August 2000.
Wonders if the life of Africans will be improved by united Africa.

Gray, Clive and McPherson, Malcolm. The Leadership Factor in African Policy Reform and Growth. Economic Development and Cultural Change 49:707-740 July 2001.

Ibhawoh, Bonny. Between Culture and Constitution: Evaluating the Cultural Legitimacy of Human Rights in the African State. Human Rights Quarterly 22:838-860 August 2000.

Khadiagala, Gilbert M. Africa's Shaky New Voice. Foreign Policy No.124:77-78 May-June 2001.
Introduces a new journal, African Geopolitics.

Kjaksam, Themon. A New Regional Grouping Expands. West Africa No.4266:17 March 12, 2001.
Reports on the formation of a the Community of Sahelo-Saharan States (Cen-Sad).

Lavelle, Kathryn C. Ideas Within a Context of Power: The African Group in an Evolving UNCTAD. Journal of Modern African Studies 39:25-50 March 2001.
"Considers the diplomatic strategies of African states within an evolving United Nations Conference on Trade and Development."

Lopez, Rigoberto A. and Hathie, Ibrahima. The Structure of Government Intervention in African Agriculture. Journal of Development Studies 37:57-72 October 2000

Mazrui, Ali. Varieties of African Leadership. West Africa No.4265:11-13 March 5, 2001.

Melshen, Paul. Tribalism and African Nationalist Wars of Liberation, 1945-80. Low Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement 8:85-101 Autumn 1999.

Mistry, Percy S. Africa's Record of Regional Co-Operation and Integration. African Affairs 99:553-573 October 2000.

Ninsin, Kwame A. The Quest for Democracy. Africa Insight 30:10-17 December 2000.
"Globalisation is having a decided impact on the evolution of democracy in Africa."

Odinkalu, Chidi A. Analysis of Paralysis or Paralysis by Analysis? Implementing Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights under the African Charter on Human and People's Rights. Human Rights Quarterly 23:327-369 May 2001.

Old Ideas, New Commitment? Economist 360:14 July 7, 2001.
Discusses the Millennium Action Plan to be released at the Organization of African Unity summit.

Pan-Africanism: The Compelling Dream. West Africa No.4259:13-20 January 22, 2001.
Several articles about Pan-Africanism.

Prempeh, E. Osei Kwadwo. Politics of One-Sided Adjustment in Africa: A Response to Professor Osabu-Kle. Journal of Black Studies 31:563-580 May 2001.

Reform School. Economist 358:83 April 7, 2001.
The World Bank's report on aid to Africa states that only nations committed to economic reform are helped by aid in making reforms.

Sackey, K. A. Corruption Vs. Development. West Africa No.4286:33-34 July 30, 2001.

Spears, Ian S. Building Confidence Amidst Africa's Civil Wars: The Opportunities and Constraints. Civil Wars 3:23-50 Summer 2000.

Stoppard, Anthony. South Africa Advocates a New Union for Africa. West Africa No.4264:16 February 26, 2001.

Widner, Jennifer. Courts and Democracy in Post Conflicts Transitions: A Social Scientist's Perspective on the African Case. American Journal of International Law 95:64-75 January 2001.

Wunsch, James S. Refounding the African State and Local Self-Governance: The Neglected Foundation. Journal of Modern African Studies 38:487-509 September 2000.

Zartman, I. William. Bordering on War: The Clear Marking of Boundaries Between African Nations Can Help Prevent Costly and Debilitating Border Conflicts. Foreign Policy No.124:66-67 May-June 2001.


Africa - Social Aspects


Books

Please note: A call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

Inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply endorsement by the Air University Library or the United States Air Force. 

The African Philosophy Reader, edited by P.H. Coetzee and A.P.J. Roux. New York, Routledge, 1998. 467 p.
Book call no.: 199.6 A258

Bloom, Leonard. Identity and Ethnic Relations in Africa. Brookfield, Vermont, Ashgate Publishing, 1998. 201 p.
Book call no.: 305.80096 B655i

Encyclopedia of African Peoples, by the Diagram Group. New York, Facts on File, 2000. 400 p.
Book call no.: 305.896003 E56

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. Wonders of the African World. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. 275 p.
Book call no.: 960 G259w

Gifford, Paul. African Christianity: Its Public Role. Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 1998. 368 p.
Book call no.: 276.7 G458a

Hills, Alice. Policing Africa: Internal Security and the Limits of Liberalization. Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000. 213 p.
Book call no.: 363.2096 H655p

The History of Islam in Africa, edited by Nehemia Levtzion and Randall L. Pouwels. Athens, OH, Ohio University Press, 2000. 591 p.
Book call no.: 297.096 H673

Jenkins, Everett, Jr. The Muslim Diaspora: A Comprehensive Reference to the Spread of Islam in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas Volume 2, 1500-1799. Jefferson, NC, McFarland, 2000. 415 p.
Muslim chronology includes Africa from 1500 C.C. 
Book call no.: R 297.09 J52m v.2

Kankwenda, Mbaya and others. Poverty Eradication: Where Stands Africa? London, Economica, 2000. 444 p.
Book call no.: 338.96 P879

Laine, Daniel. African Kings. Berkeley, CA, Ten Speed Press, 2000. 156 p.
Book call no.: 305.5222096 L186a

The Political Economy of Tourism Development in Africa, edited by Peter U.C. Dieke. New York, Cognizant Communication Corporation, 2000. 355 p.
Book call no.: 338.4791 P769

Preparing Africa for the Twenty-First Century: Strategies for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development, edited by John Mukum Mbaku. Brookfield, VT, Ashgate Publishing, 1999. 357 p. (Contemporary Perspectives on Developing Societies)
Book call no.: 320.96 P927

White, Howard and Killick, Tony. African Poverty at the Millennium: Causes, Complexities, and Challenges. Washington, World Bank, 2001. 139 p.
Book call no.: 339.46096 W584a

Periodicals

Achieng', Judith. Universities Rethink Strategy. West Africa No.4263:25 February 19, 2001.
Universities in Africa must find new strategies due to economic problems.

Adibe, Jideofo. The State of the Fourth Estate. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 7:44-45 June 2001.
Report "on the relationship between African governments and their journalistic critics."

Adibe, Patrick. Freedom in Chains. Africa Today: Voice of the Continent 6:50-51 August 2000.
Freedom of press in Africa is endangered.

Adoko, Krispin. Child Labour: Part of the African Scene. West Africa No.4273:27-29 April 30, 2001.

Adoko, Krispin. Poverty, AIDS and Child Labour. West Africa No.4284:31-32 July 16, 2001.
"A recent study by UNICEF on child labour in eastern and southern Africa has highlighted the desperate position of the African child."

Akosah-Sarpong, Kofi. African Cultures and Globalisation. West Africa No.4271:11-12 April 16, 2001.

Ankomah, Baffour. The Greatest Crimes Against Humanity! New African No.398:20-21 July 2001.
Argues for the need to of a Africa's Slavery Memorial Day.

Bollag, Burton. African Universities Begin to Face the Enormity of Their Losses to AIDS. Chronicle of Higher Education 47:A45-A47 March 2, 2001.

Bollag, Burton. East African Universities Will Gain Journal Access in New Online Project. Chronicle of Higher Education 47:A39 March 16, 2001.

Bollag, Burton. Support Growing for Tuition in Africa. Chronicle of Higher Education 47:A55 February 23, 2001.
"African universities are supporting a movement to introduce tuition in countries where higher education is traditionally free."

Brain Drain and Capacity Building in Africa. Migration World Magazine 28,no.4:27 2000.
Conference held to promote the development of human resources in Africa.

Butty, James. CNN and Its Africa Coverage. West Africa No.4267:22 March 19, 2001.

Canagarajah, Sudharshan and Nielsen, Helena S. Child Labor in Africa: A Comparative Study. Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science 575:71-91 May 2001.

Cash, William. The Great Slave Trade Scan. Spectator 286:12-13 April 28, 2001.
Reports "on how naive Westerners are tricked into buying the 'freedom' of slaves."

Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. Weighing up Africa's Human Rights Record. Africa Insight 30:86 October 2000.

Derrick, Jonathan. Journalists in Hot Water. West Africa No.4285:19-20 July 23, 2001.
Report from the Reporters sans Frontieres draws a picture of freedom of the press in Africa.

Duncan, Alex and Rockliffe-King, Geoffrey. Land Matters. World Today 56:42-43 August/September 2000.
Examines land problems in Africa and specifically in Zimbabwe.

Elu, Juliet. Human Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Analysis and Prospects for the Future. Journal of Third World Studies 17:53-71 Fall 2000.

Hadingham, Jenny. Human Security and Africa: Polemic Opposites. South African Journal of International Affairs 7:113-121 Winter 2000.

Hassan, Mohamed H. A. Can Science Say Africa? Science 292:1609 June 1, 2001.
Discusses prospects for the study of science in Africa.

Hyde-Clarke, Nathalie. Managing the News in Africa. South African Journal of International Affairs 8:83-87 Summer 2001.

Ibhawoh, Bonny. Between Culture and Constitution: Evaluating the Cultural Legitimacy of Human Rights in the African State. Human Rights Quarterly 22:838-860 August 2000.

Ike Udogu, E. Human Rights and Minorities in Africa: A Theoretical and Conceptual Overview. Journal of Third World Studies 18:87-104 Spring 2001.
Pages 87 and 88 missing.

Kapenda, John. Religious Life in Africa. Human Development 21:40-45 Winter 2000.

Labi, Aisha and Robinson, Simon. Looting Africa. Time 158:50-52 July 30, 2001.
Theft, illicit sales, poverty and war are conspiring to rob a continent of its rich artistic heritage.

Mabougunje, Akin L. Institutional Radicalization, the State, and the Development Process in Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 97:14007-14014 September 5, 2000.

Machipisa, Lewis. Book Industry Ailing. African Agenda 4,no.1&2:11 2001.
Poverty of the population is effecting the book industry in Africa.

Mangcu, Xolela. Notes on Political Morality, Racial Identity, and Cultural Tolerance in the African Renaissance. South African Journal of International Affairs 8:15-22 Summer 2001.

McDonald, David and Crush, Jonathan. Understanding Skilled Migration in Southern Africa. Africa Insight 30:3-9 October 2000.

Mfaniseni, Sihlongonyane. Rootless and Ruthless. Africa Insight 30:18-25 December 2000.
"Explores the invisible hand of eurocentric values in the underdevelopment of African societies."

A Mother-and-Child Reunion. Time 157:32-36 May 14, 2001.
"Africa's wars have dislocated thousands of children."

Mozambique: Carlos Cardoso. Africa Confidential 41:7 December 8, 2000.
Reviews threats to reporters in Africa.

Odinkalu, Chidi A. Analysis of Paralysis or Paralysis by Analysis? Implementing Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights under the African Charter on Human and People's Rights. Human Rights Quarterly 23:327-369 May 2001.

Omolo, Leo O. UNHCR Milking Refugees. New African No.395:10 April 2001.
UN investigates claims that its "officials in Kenya were extorting thousands of dollars from refugees in exchange for resettling them in America and Western Europe."

Otabil, Bernard. 28 Million Africans Face Severe Hunger. West Africa No.4273:29-31 April 30, 2001.

Otabil, Bernard and Adoko, Krispin. How Can Poverty Be Reduced? West Africa No.4261:28-30 February 5, 2001.
"The issue of widespread poverty in Africa, especially in rural areas, was well known before the World Bank's recent study of it, and is a number one issue for the continent."

Out of Africa or Bust, with a Desert to Cross. Migration World Magazine 29,no.1-2:10 2001.
Africans in the South crossed the Sahara to better their economic conditions.

Phiri, Isaac. Proclaiming Peace and Love: A New Role for Churches in African Politics. Journal of Church & State 42:781-802 Autumn 2000.

Qaddafi's African Dream. Economist 356:53 September 16, 2000.
"Libya's ruler dreams of a United States of Africa, with himself as leader. His people are less enthusiastic."

Radio Revolution as FM Stations Multiply. African Agenda 4,no.1&2:16-17 2001.
FM radio stations in West Africa.

Report Calls for Freedom of Expression for African Refugees. West Africa No.4273:25-26 April 30, 2001.

Rogerson, Christian. Coping with Vulnerability in Africa: Urban Agriculture and Poverty Alleviation. Africa Insight 30:66-71 December 2000.

Shweder, Richard A. What about "Female Genital Mutilation?" And Why Understanding Culture Matters in the First Place. Daedalus 129:209-232 Fall 2000.

Some African Universities Are Grateful for a Donation of Encyclopedias but Say They Could Use Even More Books. Chronicle of Higher Education 47:A45 March 16, 2001.



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