Africa's triple transition: popular perspectives

dc.contributor.authorMattes, Robert
dc.contributor.authorBratton, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-10T12:06:59Z
dc.date.available2016-05-10T12:06:59Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.date.updated2016-05-10T12:04:35Z
dc.description.abstractSub-Saharan Africa has witnessed the end of foreign colonial rule, the rise and fall of autocratic political regimes, and the disappearance of statist command economies. The challenges were to turn populations into coherent nations owing allegiance to the state; to democratise the state structures that govern these populations; and to liberalise the rules that regulate economic transactions. An important source to assess these prospects are the views and attitudes of ordinary Africans. This essay reflects on the original data derived from a crossnational research project. Nine African states were surveyed between 1999 and 2000. An attempt is made to gather some propositions from the analysis of the data. Many present serious challenges to common wisdom about African politics. It appears that the process of nationbuilding has created coherent political communities with high levels of national identity; that democratising the state in Africa builds on existing indigenous demands from ordinary Africans; and that economic liberalisation proceeds in the face of a mixed set of values about market and state.en_ZA
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10246029.2001.9628100
dc.identifier.apacitationMattes, R., & Bratton, M. (2001). Africa's triple transition: popular perspectives. <i>African Security Review</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19552en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationMattes, Robert, and Michael Bratton "Africa's triple transition: popular perspectives." <i>African Security Review</i> (2001) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19552en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationMattes, R., & Bratton, M. (2001). Africa's triple transition: popular perspectives. African Security Studies, 10(1), 48-59.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1024-6029en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Mattes, Robert AU - Bratton, Michael AB - Sub-Saharan Africa has witnessed the end of foreign colonial rule, the rise and fall of autocratic political regimes, and the disappearance of statist command economies. The challenges were to turn populations into coherent nations owing allegiance to the state; to democratise the state structures that govern these populations; and to liberalise the rules that regulate economic transactions. An important source to assess these prospects are the views and attitudes of ordinary Africans. This essay reflects on the original data derived from a crossnational research project. Nine African states were surveyed between 1999 and 2000. An attempt is made to gather some propositions from the analysis of the data. Many present serious challenges to common wisdom about African politics. It appears that the process of nationbuilding has created coherent political communities with high levels of national identity; that democratising the state in Africa builds on existing indigenous demands from ordinary Africans; and that economic liberalisation proceeds in the face of a mixed set of values about market and state. DA - 2001 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - African Security Review LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2001 SM - 1024-6029 T1 - Africa's triple transition: popular perspectives TI - Africa's triple transition: popular perspectives UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19552 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/19552
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationMattes R, Bratton M. Africa's triple transition: popular perspectives. African Security Review. 2001; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19552.en_ZA
dc.languageengen_ZA
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentCentre for Social Science Research(CSSR)en_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.sourceAfrican Security Reviewen_ZA
dc.source.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rasr20/current
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