Africa : unity, sovereignty, and sorrow / Pierre Englebert.Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009Description: xiii, 301 pISBN: 9781588266231Subject(s): Legitimacy of governments -- Africa, Sub-Saharan | Sovereignty -- Africa, Sub-SaharanDDC classification: 320.967 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The resilience of the African state -- The puzzle of territorial integrity -- The enduring authority of weak states -- The domestic currency of international sovereignty -- The calculus of compliance -- Separatist illustions and sovereignty variations -- The politics of unity and estrangement -- Sovereignty's shackles -- Rational policy fantasies.
Explores the endurance of Africa's weak states which, despite their failure to protect and promote the interests of their citizens, translate international sovereignty into domestic legal command.