Power, Politics, and the African Condition

Power, Politics, and the African Condition

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Power, Politics, and the African Condition is the third volume of The Collected Essays of Ali A. Mazrui, which will provide readers with a broad spectrum of Ali. A. Mazrui's scholarly writings. The third volume is centered on issues of power and politics at the nexus of Africa's domestic affairs and its international concepts about the disequilibrium of power in the international system and the problems that Africa has confronted globally because of it. Mazrui focuses the reader's attention on the impact that the colonial legacy and African tradition had on state formation, leadership, Africa's political economy, violence and conflict resolution while presenting some of his most interesting and even controversial ideas for building qPax Africana.q Spanning nearly forty years, Mazrui's essays are classic and contemporary statements on the diagnosis and treatment of what he called qThe African Condition.qApplying the theory to the Ghanaian military especially, Price argues that the training process undergone by the officer corps was aquot;such as to produce reference-group identifications with the officer corps of the ex-colonial power and anbsp;...

Title:Power, Politics, and the African Condition
Author:Ali AlʼAmin Mazrui, Robert L. Ostergard
Publisher:Africa World Press - 2004


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