Crawford Young and Thomas Turner. 1985. ―The Patrimonial State and Personal Rule‖ in The Rise and Decline of the Zairian State. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, chapter 6. On Elms Blackboard.
Robert Jackson and Carl Rosber. 1994. ―The Political Economy of African Personal Rule,‖ in Apter and Rosberg, Political Development and the New Realism in Sub-Saharan Africa. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, pp. 291-322.
Patrick Chabal and Jean-Pascal Daloz. 1999. ―W(h)ither the State?‖ and ―Recycled Elites,‖ in Africa
Works: Disorder as Political Instrument. Oxford: James Currey, chapters. 1 and 3.
WEEK 5 – September 28
The Crisis of the State in Africa
Bates, Robert. 2008. When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa. Cambridge University Press. Chapters 1, 6 & 7. On Elms Blackboard.
Herbst, Jeffrey I. 2000. States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control. Princeton: Princeton University Press, Chapters 6 and 7.
Thomson, Alex. 2010. An Introduction to African Politics, 3rd Ed. New York: Routledge, chapter 10.
Dowden, Richard. 2009. Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles. New York: Public Affairs, chapter 3.
Widner, Jennifer. 1995. ―States and Statelessness in Late Twentieth Century Africa,‖ Daedalus (Summer 1995), pp. 129-153.
Meredith, Martin. 2005. ―The Slippery Slope‖ in The Fate of Africa. New York: Public Affairs, ch.16.
Harden, Blaine ―The Last Safari,‖ New York Times Magazine, 4 June 2000.
Kenya’s Crumbling Railways,‖ BBC News Online, 21 August 2000.
The Road to Hell is Unpaved,‖ The Economist, 21 December 2002.