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Palgrave Series in African Borderlands Studies

Secessionism in African Politics

Aspiration, Grievance, Performance, Disenchantment

Editors: de Vries, Lotje, Englebert, Pierre, Schomerus, Mareike (Eds.)

  • Explains why and how secessionism continues to play a divisive role in politics in many African countries
  • Provides insights in the interplay between the international legal order, geopolitical interests, and everyday politics of secessionism in Africa
  • Explores the topic of secessionism in Post-Colonial African politics in a comparative perspective
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About this book

Secessionism perseveres as a complex political phenomenon in Africa, yet often a more in-depth analysis is overshadowed by the aspirational simplicity of pursuing a new state. Using historical and contemporary approaches, this edited volume offers the most exhaustive collection of empirical studies of African secessionism to date. The respected expert contributors put salient and lesser known cases into comparative perspective, covering Biafra, Katanga, Eritrea and South Sudan alongside Barotseland, Cabinda, and the Comoros, among others. Suggesting that African secessionism can be understood through the categories of aspiration, grievance, performance, and disenchantment, the book's analytical framework promises to be a building block for future studies of the topic. 

About the authors

Lotje de Vries is Assistant Professor at Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Pierre Englebert is H. Russell Smith Professor of International Relations at Pomona College, USA.

Mareike Schomerus is Senior Research Fellow at Overseas Development Institute, UK.


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Africa’s Secessionism: A Breakdance of Aspiration, Grievance, Performance, and Disenchantment

    Schomerus, Mareike (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Tuareg Separatism in Mali and Niger

    Lecocq, Baz (et al.)

    Pages 23-57

  • Anglophone Secessionist Movements in Cameroon

    Konings, Piet (et al.)

    Pages 59-89

  • Ethiopia, Somalia, and the Ogaden: Still a Running Sore at the Heart of the Horn of Africa

    Vaughan, Sarah

    Pages 91-123

  • Western Sahara and Morocco: Complexities of Resistance and Analysis

    Porges, Matthew

    Pages 127-149

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90206-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90205-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Secessionism in African Politics
Book Subtitle
Aspiration, Grievance, Performance, Disenchantment
Editors
  • Lotje de Vries
  • Pierre Englebert
  • Mareike Schomerus
Series Title
Palgrave Series in African Borderlands Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90206-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90206-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90205-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 501
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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