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THE RISE OF THE AFRICAN STATE (1980)

in: PROBLEMS OF COMMUNISM, Volume 25, Issue 5

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Abstract

A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA IN THE PAST DECADE HAS BEEN THE RISE OF THE STATE TO A POSITION OF CENTRAL IMPORTANCE. IN THE DOMESTIC REALM, THE STATE HAS INCREASINGLY BECOME THE FOCUS OF ACTIONS AND INTERESTS. IN THE INTERNATIONAL REALM, OLDER NOTIONS OF STATECRAFT HAVE GAINED A NEW ASCENDANCY. WITH THE EMERGENCE OF AN AFRICAN STATE SYSTEM CONFLICT HAS INCREASED.