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The Politics of Neoliberal Reforms in Africa
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Neoliberalism has become the dominant development agenda in Africa. Faced with a deep economic and political crisis, African governments have been compelled by powerful external agencies, in particular the Bretton Woods institutions and western states, to pursue this agenda as a necessary precondition for the receipt of development aid. What is particularly striking in Africa, however, is that neoliberal experiments there have displayed such remarkable diversity. This may be due not only to substantial differences in historical, economic and political trajectories on the African continent but also, and maybe more importantly, in the degree of resistance internal actors have demonstrated to the neoliberal reforms imposed on them. This book focuses on Cameroon which has had a complex economic and political history and is currently witnessing resistance to the neoliberal experiment by the authoritarian and neopatrimonial state elite and various civil-society groups. It is the culmination of over twenty years of fine and refined research by one of the leading scholars of Cameroon today.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xiii-xv
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  1. Map of the Republic of Cameroon
  2. p. xvi
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  1. 1. Contesting Neoliberal Reforms in Africa
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. 2. The Introduction of Neoliberal Economic and Political Reforms in the Cameroonian Post-colonial State
  2. pp. 21-46
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  1. 3. Opposition and Social-democratic Cchange in Cameroon: The Social Democratic Front
  2. pp. 47-72
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  1. 4. The Neoliberalising Cameroonian State and Private Capital Accumulation
  2. pp. 73-100
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  1. 5. Political Liberalisation and Anglophone Secessionist Movements in Cameroon
  2. pp. 101-128
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  1. 6. Good Governance, Privatisation and Ethno-regional Conflict in Cameroon
  2. pp. 129-154
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  1. 7. Good Governance and Border Conflicts in Africa: The Bakassi Dispute Between Cameroon and Nigeria
  2. pp. 155-176
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  1. 8. China and Africa in the Era of Neoliberal Globalisation with Cameroon as a Case Study
  2. pp. 177-204
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  1. 9. Political Liberalisation and the Violent University Students’ Revolt in Cameroon
  2. pp. 205-232
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  1. 10. Solving Transportation Problems in African Cities During Neoliberal Reforms: Innovative Responses by the Youth in Douala, Cameroon
  2. pp. 233-252
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  1. 11. Trade Unionism in Cameroon and Neoliberal Globalisation: From Crisis to Revitalisation?
  2. pp. 253-264
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  1. 12. Structural Adjustment and Trade Union Identity in Africa: The Case of Cameroonian Plantation Workers
  2. pp. 265-284
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  1. References
  2. pp. 285-314
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 315-329
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  1. Back cover
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