Movers and Shakers: Social Movements in Africa

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Stephen Ellis, Ineke Van Kessel
BRILL, 2009 - 257 páginas
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Mobilization against apartheid, the campaign against blood diamonds, the women's movement in Liberia where Africa's first female head of state was elected in 2005: these are all examples of socially based movements that have had a major effect on Africa's recent history. Yet the most influential theories concerning social movements worldwide have paid little heed to Africa, basing themselves more often on cases drawn from other continents. This volume draws together contributions from some leading writers on social movements in Africa, setting empirical studies alongside a couple of theoretical chapters. Africa s social movements have distinctive features that are related to the continent s specific history.

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African social movements or social movements in Africa? Stephen Ellis Ineke van Kessel
1
Past present and prospects by Jacquelien van Stekelenburg Bert Klandermans
17
South African and African social movements in comparative perspective by Adam Habib Paul OpokuMensah
44
4 African civil society blood diamonds and the Kimberley process by Lansana Gberie
63
The ebb and flow of a Somali Islamist movement by Jon Abbink
87
Collective action in a waraffected country Veronika Fuest
114
The emergence and growth of Malawis democracy movement by Boniface Dulani
138
Transformations in the Haratine movement in Mauritania Zekeria Ould Ahmed Salem
156
NASFAT of Nigeria by Benjamin Soares
178
Mission accomplished or vision betrayed? by Ineke van Kessel
197
The development of an antisocial movement by Stephen Ellis
221
Bibliography
237
List of authors
255
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Stephen Ellis is a senior researcher at the African Studies Centre, Leiden, and Desmond Tutu professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the VU University, Amsterdam. He has published on a wide variety of African countries including Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria and South Africa. His most recent book, coauthored with Solofo Randrianja, is 'Madagascar: A Short History' (C. Hurst & Co., London). Ineke van Kessel, is a senior researcher with the African Studies Centre, Leiden. She has published extensively on anti-apartheid resistance in South Africa, notably "Beyond our Wildest Dreams': the United Democratic Front and the Transformation of South Africa" (University of Virginia Press), as well as on socio-political developments in post-apartheid South Africa.

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