Current military historiography has a tendency to portray the military effectiveness of non-western, post-colonial states in broad generalized stereotypes. This monograph examines the militaries of Nigeria, Argentina, Egypt and India in times of crisis to challenge these assumptions. The book shows that despite having broad similarities, each of these states had unique characteristics that impacted their military effectiveness in different ways. These key variables included the military institutions’ maturity and skill sets, the availability and management of human and material resources, and the quality of both civil and military leadership.
This new edition of the
African Studies Companion Online brings together a wide range of sources of information in the African studies field. It builds on four previous editions of the
African Studies Companion, the award-winning publication initiated by Hans Zell. Published in print and online until 2006, this new edition is published electronically only.
African Studies Companion Online is an invaluable tool for scholars in African Studies. It contains over 1800 entries covering guides and resources for African languages, Africa cartography and maps, African film, African studies journals, magazines and newsletters, media guides and news sources for Africa, the African press, African studies library collections worldwide, national archives in Africa, centers of African studies and African studies programs worldwide, awards and prizes in African studies, and a wealth of other subjects.
Many entries describe and evaluate resources, others are factual and provide practical information. With a few exceptions, all entries directly link to the internet.
Easy to search and navigate,
African Studies Companion Online is the best starting point for students and professionals in African Studies.
Africa Yearbook covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa – all related to developments in one calendar year. The Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions (West, Central, Eastern, Southern Africa) focusing on major cross-border developments and subregional organizations as well as one article on continental developments and one on European-African relations. While the articles have thorough academic quality, the Yearbook is mainly oriented to the requirements of a large range of target groups: students, politicians, diplomats, administrators, journalists, teachers, practitioners in the field of development aid as well as business people.
Africa Yearbook Online offers access to all yearbooks and is automatically updated upon publication of the new yearbook.
Africa Yearbook is an indispensable reference work for scholars, journalists, diplomats and (non)governmental organizations.
Features and Benefits - Easy navigation through the different sub-region(s) by year
- Articles per country from the best scholars in the field
- Each article includes domestic politics, foreign affairs, socioeconomic developments
- Includes general articles about international relations
- Articles include the general facts and figures per country
- Direct links within the articles to country level
- Main keywords are represented in bold for easy navigation and reading
- Annual update upon publication of the new yearbook (Volume 1 of the
Africa Yearbook was published in 2005)
- Annual update with
African Studies Companion
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