Issues in contemporary African social and political thought

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  • Nigeria -- Politics and government -- 1984-1993.,
  • Nigeria -- Social conditions -- 1960-,
  • Nigeria -- Economic conditions -- 1970-,
  • Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-,
  • Africa -- Social conditions -- 1960-
  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Bayo Lawal and Kola Olugbade.
    ContributionsLawal, Bayo., Olugbade, Kola.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15105612M
    ISBN 109782458430

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Contemporary African social and political philosophy is rooted in the daily lives of African people, and it expresses itself through multiple modalities including, for example, art, religion, literature, music and the policy of urbanization of African cities.

Focusing on individual political thinkers and beginning with indigenous African political thought, the book successively examines African nationalism, African socialism, populism and Marxism, Africanism and pan-Africanism, concluding with contemporary perspectives on democracy, development and the African.

This book explores what constitutes contemporary African social and political philosophy with regard to its meaning, aims, sources, and relevance for today’s Africa.

Kasanda denounces conventional approaches considering these either as a subcategory of general philosophy or as the ideological attempts of individual African leaders and professional philosophers, such as Nkrumah, Nyerere.

Africa, at the close of the twentieth century, has witnessed a tremendous amount of social, economic, and political transformation.

By tackling the issues of political instability, democratization, and economic development, this book goes to the heart of the African conundrum and makes an invaluable contribution to Africa's development.

Modern African political thought refers to the political theories and ideologies enunciated in the speeches, autobiographies, writings, and policy statements of African statesmen and scholars. Contemporary African Social and Political Philosophy.

Contemporary African Social and Political Philosophy book. Trends, Debates and Challenges. By Albert Kasanda. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 11 May Pub. location London. Imprint Routledge. Book Description.

This accessible book is invaluable to anyone coming to social and political philosophy for the first time. It provides a broad survey of key social and political questions in modern society, as well as clear discussions of the philosophical issues central to those questions and to political thought more generally.

This book is a study of intellectual antecedents to those ideas that propelled the African independence movements of the s and s. "For the better part of two centuries, racial domination has been the central concern of African social thought. Other questions, among them national identity, the role of chieftaincy, representation, justice, and constitutional design, have often been.

An introduction to African politics, this course will provide for its participants a general survey of the main issues regarding politics in the continent. Areas covered range from political system types, political economies, and political cultures of diverse.

Whereas the pioneer African philosophers disputed one another on meta-philosophical issues about African philosophy, their successors, in their bid to. This book is a study of intellectual antecedents to those ideas that propelled the African independence movements of the s and s.

For the better part of two centuries, racial domination has been the central concern of African social thought. So it is that the discovery and elucidation of modern social and political thought in Africa. Africa The Politics of Suffering and Smiling Patrick Chabal Considers the role of theory in African politics.

This book discusses the limitations of political theories of Africa and proposes a starting point; arguing that political thinking ought to be driven by the need.

conceptions, that is of the paradigmatic models of African political thought, is needed. This book attempts to provide such an analysis. It aims, in short, to exhibit the intellectual armoury which African political thought provides for attacking urgent present-day issues. In order to achieve its aim, this study engages in three major exercises.

Africa, at the close of the twentieth century, has witnessed a tremendous amount of social, economic, & political transformation.

By tackling the issues of political instability, democratization, & economic development, this book goes to the heart of the African conundrum & makes an invaluable contribution to Africa's development. Africa. Hence there was a well-established tradition of non-racial political and social thought in West Africa that was unrivalled elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa.

More pre-cisely, in West African thought, racial emancipatory themes have shared their pride of place with anti-colonial motifs; similarly, the rights of persons and citizens have com.

Inshe released her landmark book, "Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment." The book focuses on the social, psychological, and political issues surrounding the disempowerment of Black women, including perspectives of revolutionary Marxist and feminist theory (drawing on the work of Angela Davis.

Bell is split about equally between the issues covered in those texts, on the one hand, and contemporary themes in moral and political philosophy on the other— and like those texts, it does not address any recent philosophical enquiry into the nature of knowledge or reality.

For this area of enquiry, the remaining works will be most useful. Get this from a library. Contemporary African social and political philosophy: trends, debates, and challenges.

[Albert Kasanda Lumembu] -- This book explores what constitutes contemporary African social and political philosophy with regard to its meaning, aims, sources, and relevance for today's Africa.

Kasanda denounces conventional. Political instability in Africa may owe much of its cause to internal factors, however the interpenetration of internal and external factors especially geo-political and economic interests of the international community constantly play a significant role in undermining the very processes and institutions that are expected to nurture democracy.

African Politics Books Showing of In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture (Paperback) by. Kwame Anthony Appiah (shelved 1 time as african-politics) The Making of Contemporary Africa: The Development of African Society Since (Paperback) by. Themes in African Social and Political Thought edited by Onigu Otite There can be no better time to revive the major strands of social and political thought about Africa in the nineteeth and twentieth centuries than now; given the consensus of opinion that over the last two decades African societies, and policies relating to the continent have.

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critical significance to understanding African philosophy. The specific con-cept of narrative in African philosophy and its value for cross-cultural understanding will surface often and be developed in several ways through-out the book. What is here called cross-cultural understanding is itself a kind of compara.

In social studies, a political ideology is a certain set of ethical ideals, principles, doctrines, myths or symbols of a social movement, institution, class or large group that explains how society should work and offers some political and cultural blueprint for a certain social order.A political ideology largely concerns itself with how to allocate power and to what ends it should be used.

Get this from a library. Contemporary African social and political philosophy: trends, debates and challenges. [Albert Kasanda Lumembu] -- This book explores what constitutes contemporary African social and political philosophy with regard to its meaning, aims, sources, and relevance for today{u}s Africa.

Kasanda denounces. In bringing together the most characteristic and serious writings by black scholars, authors, journalists, and educators from the years that preceded the modem civil rights movement, African-American Social and Political Thought provides a comprehensive guide to the range and diversity of black thought.

The volume offers a deep history of how the terms of contemporary debate over the future of. This book mediates a dialectics between power and subjectivity versus history and politics. The invention of Africa is not merely a residue of Africa's encounter with Europe but a project in continuity in contemporary history of Africa, where history has become a location of struggle and meaning, a location of power and s: 1.

Political philosophy, also known as political theory, is the study of topics such as politics, liberty, justice, property, rights, law, and the enforcement of laws by authority: what they are, if they are needed, what makes a government legitimate, what rights and freedoms it should protect, what form it should take, what the law is, and what duties citizens owe to a legitimate government, if.

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Plato’s political philosophy is the first great theoretical examination of political life and is arguably the core of Plato’s philosophy generally: his most comprehensive and well-known work, the Republic, centers on the basic political question of the political issues that Plato explores are the questions of the best and best practicable forms of government (in.Contemporary Issues in Africa.

On February 5, as a student of philosophy, I see his remarks as a clarion call for reflection and re-examination for African citizens, and their leaders.