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The modern African state : quest for transformation

  title={The modern African state : quest for transformation},
  author={Godfrey Mwakikagile},
This book examines the modern African State as a fragile institution because of its structural flaws. It focuses on a number of African countries whose combined analyses provide a focal point for looking at the whole continent as one giant place with crumbling state institutions whose fragility threatens the very existence of several African countries. Even in rich African countries, peace and stability is threatened and rampant corruption and dictatorship. Nothing better demonstrates the… 

A new paradigm of the African state

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