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Title: The state in Africa: politics of the belly
Description: London and New York, Longman, 1993. Paperback. 370 pp.. ISBN/EAN: 0-582-06421-X. Conditie: Gaaf. Drawing upon a breathtakingly wide range of literature, Jean-Fran?ois Bayart denounces the assumption of African "otherness" based on the stereotyped images of famine, corruption and civil war associated with the dominant paradigms of dependency and development theory. In their place he invites the reader to understand that African politics is like politics anywhere else in the world, not an exotic aberration. While acknowledging the insights of western social scientists from Weber to Foucault, Bayart never loses sight of the necessity of locating his analysis in real life and he is careful, wherever possible, to allow authentic African voices - whether those of the "small boy" in the street or the "big men" of the presidential palaces - to speak for themselves in telling observations on the reality of African politics..


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