Identity, Citizenship, and Political Conflict in Africa / Edmond J. Keller.
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2014.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Part 1. Citizenship and Political Conflict in Contemporary Africa; 1 Identity, Citizenship, and Nation Building in Africa; 2 Theoretical and Formal-Legal Dimensions of the Concept of Citizenship in Africa; 3 Toward an Analytical Framework of Identity and Citizenship in Africa; Part 2. Identity Politics and Selected Cases of Conflict over Citizenship Rights in Africa; 4 Nigeria: Indigeneity and Citizenship; 5 Ethiopia: The Politics of Late Nation Building and the National Question; 6 Côte d'Ivoire: Ivorité and Citizenship. 7 Kenya: Citizenship, Land, and Ethnic Cleansing8 Rwanda: Exclusionary Nationalism, Democracy, and Genocide; Summary and Conclusion: Identity, Citizenship, and Social Conflict; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; W; X; Y; Z.
Reflecting on the processes of nation-building and citizenship formation in Africa, Edmond J. Keller believes that although some deep parochial identities have eroded, they have not disappeared and may be more assertive than previously thought, especially in instances of political conflict. Keller reconsiders how national identity has been understood in Africa and presents new approaches to identity politics, intergroup relations, state-society relations, and notions of national citizenship and citizenship rights. Focusing on Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, and Rwanda, he lays the.
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Print version: Keller, Edmond J. Identity, Citizenship, and Political Conflict in Africa. Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2014