Identity, Citizenship, and Political Conflict in Africa

Identity, Citizenship, and Political Conflict in Africa

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Reflecting on the processes of nation-building and citizenship formation inAfrica, Edmond J. Keller believes that although some deep parochial identities have eroded, theyhave not disappeared and may be more assertive than previously thought, especially in instances ofpolitical conflict. Keller reconsiders how national identity has been understood in Africa andpresents new approaches to identity politics, intergroup relations, state-society relations, andnotions of national citizenship and citizenship rights. Focusing on Nigeria, Ethiopia, Coted'Ivoire, Kenya, and Rwanda, he lays the foundation for a new understanding of political transitionin contemporary Africa.



Indiana University Press

Reflecting on the processes of nation-building and citizenship formation in Africa, Edmond J. Keller believes that although some deep parochial identities have eroded, they have not disappeared and may be more assertive than previously thought, especially in instances of political conflict. Keller reconsiders how national identity has been understood in Africa and presents new approaches to identity politics, intergroup relations, state-society relations, and notions of national citizenship and citizenship rights. Focusing on Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, and Rwanda, he lays the foundation for a new understanding of political transition in contemporary Africa.



Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2014
ISBN: 9780253011787
9780253011848
Branch Call Number: 305.8096 K281i 2014
Characteristics: xi, 208 pages : 24 cm

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