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The African Inheritance

The African Inheritance

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"The African Inheritance" discusses pre-colonial Africa, the increasing European interest in the continent, the European partition and the subsequent colonial rule and de-colonization. It examines the consequences of this inheritance: the large number of very small and weak states, the geographically marginal capital cities, contentious international boundaries, dependent land-locked states, destructive sucessionist movements, irredentism and African imperialism. Africa has attempted to tackle these problems through abortive political union states, economic groupings and a reorientation of infrastructural development away from a colonially-based system. Yet individual development is inhibited by the colonially imposed strait jacket of political geography.
In developing the theme of colonial inheritance of Africa, "The African" "Inheritance" is essential in gaining a better understanding of the confusing current problems of the continent. To look for immediate causes alone can be misleading and this book directs the reader to a broader and deeper understanding of the contemporary map of the continent.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780415010917
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: mm
  • Width: 156 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0415010918
  • Publisher Date: 10 Aug 1995
  • Height: 234 mm
  • No of Pages: 232
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 476 gr

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