Read While You Wait - Get immediate ebook access, if available*, when you order a print book

Gender, Development and Social Change

Gender, Protests and Political Change in Africa

Editors: Okech, Awino (Ed.)

Free Preview
  • Brings together conceptual debates based on case studies on the nature of state-building in Africa
  • Includes case studies from Sudan, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Burundi, Kenya, Egypt, South Africa and Senegal
  • Offers an alternative way of thinking about state-building and structural change that goes beyond the system-based approaches that dominate scholarship on democratization and political systems
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-46343-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-46342-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book brings together conceptual debates on the impact of youth-hood and  gender on state building in Africa. It offers contemporary and interdisciplinary  analyses on the role of protests as an alternative route for citizens to challenge  the ballot box as the only legitimate means of ensuring freedom. Drawing on case  studies from seven African countries, the contributors focus on specific political  moments in their respective countries to offer insights into how the state/society  social contract is contested through informal channels, and how political power  functions to counteract citizen’s voices. These contributions offer a different way  of thinking about state-building and structural change that goes beyond the  system-based approaches that dominate scholarship on democratization and  political structures. In effect, it provides a basis for organizers and social  movements to consider how to build solidarity beyond influencing government  institutions.


About the authors

Awino Okech is a Lecturer at the Centre for Gender Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), UK.


Reviews

"This book is an important contribution by young African scholars and practitioners on current (and age old) challenges on the continent. Its key strength lies in the intersectional approach it adopts to assessing youth-led mass protests attempts to dislodge and transform current formations of State power across the continent, captured as they are by corporate, securocrat and local elite alliances and interests. Given that mass protests are becoming in many instances far more effective than elections in removing autocratic rulers, it is necessary to draw a spotlight on them to understand their inherent strengths and weaknesses. This book says what needs to be said at this moment in our history. It is a bold, and timely intervention."

Sarah Mukasa, Deputy Director, Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

"In an era where technology and state capture coupled with increased surveillance and erosions of rights are all moving at lightning speed on the African continent, young womxn are on the frontlines speaking out against injustices, charting new paths, experimenting with creative tactics and embracing informal organising models as opposed to those of formal NGOs. This edited collection is timely in providing a window into the current opportunities and challenges that arise in confronting state power on these terms."

 Shereen Essof, Executive Director, Just Associates

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-46343-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-46342-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender, Protests and Political Change in Africa
Editors
  • Awino Okech
Series Title
Gender, Development and Social Change
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46343-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46343-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-46342-7
Series ISSN
2730-7328
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 258
Topics

*immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. ebook access is temporary and does not include ownership of the ebook. Only valid for books with an ebook version. Springer Reference Works and instructor copies are not included.