Crisis of the State and Civil Domains in Africa

01 December 2006
The weakness of the state in Africa stems from the colonial period, and it has suffered further blows from neoliberal policies since the 1980s. The process of state reform should combine traditional with modern forms, and be cautious about the promotion of "civil society" as a universal remedy. In places where global interests interact with national weaknesses, the progress of citizenship has been on hold or has regressed. statecrisisinafrica.pdf (414 Kb)