About the book: After witnessing peaceful transfer of power in the recent past in Botswana, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, and allegations of rigging in Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda, and post election violence in Kenya, and surviving dictatorships in Sudan and Cameroon, Africa needs an inventory on regime change, succession politics and transfer of power. This anthology recognizes the clamor for ‘freedom’, ‘democracy’ and ‘rights’ which warrant a re-examination of African countries. Some of the worst offenders include Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe, Omar El Bashir's Sudan and Yoweri Museveni's Uganda, while most others can only be described as institutionalized kleptocracies that are hemorrhaging their country's vast natural resources into their own private purses. Articles dealing with regime change in Africa are sought for this anthology. As African countries move from one problem to another, administrations or regimes are blamed for some of them. This book is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary project, and will accept contributions from anthropologists, economists, educationists, historians, sociologists and political scientists in order to produce a comprehensive examination of regime (administration) change and succession politics in Africa.
Suggested themes: Regime change and democratization in Africa; Foreign ideologies in African politics; The demise of single-party rule in Africa; Regime formation and demise; Case studies of elections and succession politics in Africa; Presidential and parliamentary systems of governments in Africa; Beyond dictatorships; wicked regimes; Political/military responses; World Bank and IMF Revolutionaries; The civil society and politics in Africa; regional cooperation for economic and political and security considerations; ethnicity and regime change in Africa; women in politics in Africa; Pariah states in Africa; The ‘bad’ states; Patronage; Poor governance; Corruption; Any relevant theme
Submission of chapter proposals/abstracts: If you are interested in contributing a chapter to this volume, you are kindly requested to submit a short proposal/abstract of less than 300 words, consisting of a full title with a brief description of what you intend to cover in your chapter. This should be e-mailed to Amutabi@yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org as an MS or RTF attachment before August 1, 2009. After the evaluation of your proposal by the editors, you will be informed within one week whether your chapter will be included in one of the volumes.
Draft chapters: Draft chapters of accepted proposals will be expected by February 20, 2010, saved under MS or RTF and submitted electronically to email@example.com. The chapters should not be more than 25 pages (or less than 7,000 words), in 12-point font, (preferably Times New Roman), and double-spaced. Attach a bio of 150 words, as a separate file. It is hoped that the book will be published in the United States by May 30 2010.
Prof. Maurice Amutabi, Ph.D
Department of History,
Central Washington University,
100G L&L Building,
400 University Way,
Ellensburg, WA 98926
E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Amutabi@yahoo.com
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