Neo-Colonial Roots of African Political Instabilities

Usually if you take a course in international relations or comparative government, when you get to African states, the ideological side of these disciplines rears its head. Unlike the western democracies which are stable, we are told, African states are unstable. Why? Because, after all, they are newcomers to democracy. They are politically “immature” to quote modernization theorists. This article challenges this characterization and shows that in six countries the reason for economic instability is because their economies are tied to the world market.

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