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New Nationalism and Development in Africa: review article

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  • Kohnert, Dirk

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About fifty years after the independence of most former colonies on the African continent, books on African nationalism again rank high on the agenda of the international academic discussion. A selection of three recent publications demonstrates the advances made in scholarly analysis in the meantime as well as the wide range of related subjects. The new nationalism in Africa and elsewhere shows remarkable differences both in its roots and its impact, compared with that of the national independence movements of the early 1960s. Review article of: * Chipkin, Ivor (2007), Do South Africans Exist? Nationalism, Democracy and the Identity of the “People”. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, ISBN 1868144453, 261 pages. * Dorman, Sara, Daniel Hammett, and Paul Nugent (eds.) (2007), Making Nations, Creating Strangers. States and Citizenship in Africa. African Social Studies Series, Leiden: Brill, ISBN 9004157905, 282 pages. * Simpson, Andrew (ed.) (2008), Language and National Identity in Africa. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199286751, 448 pages

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 15621.

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Date of creation: 15 May 2009
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Publication status: Published in Africa Spectrum 1.44(2009): pp. 111-123
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:15621

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Keywords: Nationalism; nation building; democratization; civil society; national identity; xenophobia; Africa;

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  1. Dirk Kohnert, 2010. "Are the Chinese in Africa More Innovative than the Africans? Comparing Chinese and Nigerian Entrepreneurial Migrants’ Cultures of Innovation," GIGA Working Paper Series 140, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies.

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