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The Resource Political topographies of the African state : territorial authority and institutional choice, Catherine Boone

Political topographies of the African state : territorial authority and institutional choice, Catherine Boone

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Political topographies of the African state : territorial authority and institutional choice
Title
Political topographies of the African state
Title remainder
territorial authority and institutional choice
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Boone
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This 2003 study brings Africa into the mainstream of studies of state-formation in agrarian societies. Territorial integration is the challenge: institutional linkages and political deals that bind center and periphery are the solutions. In African countries, as in territorially diverse states around the world, rulers at the center are forced to bargain with regional elites to establish stable mechanisms of rule and taxation. Variation in regional forms of social organization make for differences in the interests and political strength of regional leaders who seek to maintain or enhance their power vis-à-vis their followers and subjects, and also vis-à-vis the center. The uneven political topography of the regions ultimately produces unevenness in the patterns and depth of center-region linkage. Six sub-regions of three West African countries - Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, and Ghana - are the backbone of the study
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UkCbUP
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Boone, Catherine
Dewey number
320.96
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1879.A15
LC item number
B66 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in comparative politics
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  • Central-local government relations
  • Tribal government
  • Sociology, Rural
  • Africa
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Political topographies of the African state : territorial authority and institutional choice, Catherine Boone
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511615597
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 403 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511615597
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Political topographies of the African state : territorial authority and institutional choice, Catherine Boone
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511615597
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 403 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511615597
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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