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The Resource Burkina Faso : unsteady statehood in West Africa, Pierre Englebert

Burkina Faso : unsteady statehood in West Africa, Pierre Englebert

Label
Burkina Faso : unsteady statehood in West Africa
Title
Burkina Faso
Title remainder
unsteady statehood in West Africa
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Englebert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Poor even by the standards of West Africa and landlocked at the edge of the Sahel, Burkina Faso - the "Land of Men of Dignity" - has been plagued by political instability since independence from France in 1960. The country has suffered five military coups, the last of which cost the life of the outspoken and charismatic leader Thomas Sankara, who had waged war on poverty, corruption, and illiteracy. Yet Burkina's growth was surprisingly strong during the 1980s, as it
  • made the best of its meager assets in cotton, gold, and livestock. The country is also fortunate in its relative lack of ethnic conflict, and the several religions practiced - Islam, Christianity, and animism - peacefully coexist. Burkina has earned mixed reviews on the international stage, however, fighting two wars with Mali and supporting Taylor's rebels in the Liberian civil war. In this textured introduction to Burkina Faso, Pierre Englebert highlights the
  • historical and contemporary factors that account for the country's instability; considers the ethnic, religious, and social contours of the Burkinabe polity; examines in depth the country's economic policies and prospects; and analyzes Burkina's external relations. Looking toward the next millennium, he concludes by assessing the chances of the apparent recent drive toward a more democratic system
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Englebert, Pierre
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1520
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Nations of the modern world. Africa
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  • Nationalism
  • Nation-state
  • Burkina Faso
Label
Burkina Faso : unsteady statehood in West Africa, Pierre Englebert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. "E Pluribus Unum?" Precolonial and Colonial History -- 3. Political Instability and the Quest for Legitimacy -- 4. The Economy of Growth Amid Poverty -- 5. Society and Culture -- 6. Foreign Relations, or the Limits of Sovereignty -- 7. Conclusion: A Historical Parenthesis or the Foundations of Enduring Statehood?
Control code
ocm34617797
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 201 pages
Isbn
9780813382494
Lccn
96002700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34617797
  • (Sirsi) a576683
Label
Burkina Faso : unsteady statehood in West Africa, Pierre Englebert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. "E Pluribus Unum?" Precolonial and Colonial History -- 3. Political Instability and the Quest for Legitimacy -- 4. The Economy of Growth Amid Poverty -- 5. Society and Culture -- 6. Foreign Relations, or the Limits of Sovereignty -- 7. Conclusion: A Historical Parenthesis or the Foundations of Enduring Statehood?
Control code
ocm34617797
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 201 pages
Isbn
9780813382494
Lccn
96002700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34617797
  • (Sirsi) a576683

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