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Title:
A political geography of Africa
Author:
Boateng, E. A.
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Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1978]

©1978
Physical Description:
xix, 292 pages : maps ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780521217644

9780521292696
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

First published in 1978, this book is intended as an introductory study to the political geography of Africa. It seeks in particular to underline and analyse the salient political and socio-economic problems and issues which have faced Africa and its various regions and states in their search for political stability and economic viability. It is the author's belief that by examining the continent's problems within a geographical and historical context readers will be enabled to gain a better understanding of their real import and make a reasonable assessment of future developments and trends. For the benefit of those who are not already familiar with the meaning and scope of political geography the book begins with an introductory section outlining the principles of the subject. In the concluding chapter the author examines the role of the Organisation of African Unity both as an instrument of political liberation and as a factor for the resolution of conflicts and the achievement of economic progress and political stability.


Table of Contents

List of maps
Foreword
Preface
Part I Principles of Political Geography
1 The meaning and scope of political geography
2 Elements of political geography
Part II Introduction to the Political Geography of Africa
3 Africa: general introduction
4 Colonialism in Africa
Part II The States and their Problems
5 North Africa
6 West Africa
7 Central Africa
8 Southern Africa
9 East Africa
10 North-east Africa
11 Islands of the Indian Ocean
12 The organisation of African unity and the future prospects of the new Africa
Appendices
1 Basic data on African countries
2 Charter of the organisation of African unity
Bibliography
Index