African Political Thought

Authors: Martin, G.

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Focusing on individual political thinkers and beginning with indigenous African political thought, the book successively examines African nationalism, African socialism, populism and Marxism, Africanism and pan-Africanism, concluding with contemporary perspectives on democracy, development and the African state.

About the authors

GUY MARTIN is Professor of Political Science at Winston-Salem State University, USA. He is the author of Africa in World Politics: A Pan-African Perspective (2002); co-editor (with Chris Alden) of South Africa and France: Towards a New Engagement in Africa? (2003); and co-author (with Mueni wa Muiu) of A New Paradigm of the African State: Fundi wa Afrika (2009).

Reviews

'Guy Martin, as a distinguished Africanist scholar, has rendered an invaluable and pioneering scholarly service with a much-needed single thematic volume that constitutes a synthesis of the state of knowledge in the context of African political thought, which deserves unlimited praise.' - A.B. Assensoh, African American & African Diaspora Studies Professor Emeritus, Indiana University-Bloomington, USA

'In this excellent book, Guy Martin has conducted the most comprehensive study of African political thought, by masterfully examining the various philosophical strands. As well, he systematically probed the historical development of each ideology from antiquity to present, including the significant but under-researched contributions of indigenous African political systems. This book is a must-read for those who are interested in African political philosophy.' - George Klay Kieh, Jr., Professor of Political Science, University of West Georgia, USA

'African Political Thought is a timely encyclopedic and enriched analytical work. Its arguments are deeply rooted in African political history, cultural values, and political struggles from ancient Africanity to the time of trans-Atlantic slavery and of neo-colonialism. Its methodological uniqueness is reflected in a comprehensive analysis of the major African political icons and pluralistic generations of African intellectuals. Written from Pan-African perspectives, Guy Martin proposes a rethinking of Africa in her totality. This outstanding analytical contribution will be relevant for many years to come.' - Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, Wells College and Cornell University, USA


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Martin, Guy

    Pages 1-9

  • The Political Ideology of Indigenous African Political Systems and Institutions from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

    Martin, Guy

    Pages 11-19

  • The Influence of Islamic Values and Ideas on Indigenous African Political Systems and Institutions from the Tenth to the Nineteenth Century

    Martin, Guy

    Pages 21-41

  • African Theories and Ideologies of Westernization, Modernization, and Liberal Democracy from Early West African Nationalism to Humanism

    Martin, Guy

    Pages 43-54

  • Pan-Africanism and African Unity

    Martin, Guy

    Pages 55-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African Political Thought
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Guy Martin
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-06205-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137062055
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6633-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6634-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 215
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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