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The politics of age and gerontocracy in Africa

ethnographies of the past & memories of the present

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Published by Africa World Press in Trenton, NJ .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa,
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Age groups -- Africa.,
    • Gerontocracy -- Africa.,
    • Older people -- Africa.,
    • Africa -- Politics and government.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-302) and index.

      Statementedited by Mario I. Aguilar.
      ContributionsAguilar, Mario I.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGN645 .P66 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 312 p. :
      Number of Pages312
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL367062M
      ISBN 100865435979, 0865435987
      LC Control Number98027563

      In their influential textbook on the politics and economics of Africa Chazan et al. () also conclude that neither 'one Africa' or 'no Africa' is an appropriate response to the variety of politics in Africa. Their strategy is to identify a number of forms of political system that they see as occurring frequently in post-independence African.   South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections. The end of Robert Mugabe’s rule was greeted with.


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Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania are represented as case studies. The introduction provides a critique of such paradigms of age and gerontocracy, that is informed by current developments in anthropology, history and African Studies.

This book presents one of the most comprehensive review of literature on the : Paperback. This volume critically reviews studies of age in Africa, and suggests the centrality of such paradigms in current and future studies of the continent. The contributors, representing current intellectual traditions in Europe, Africa, and North America, provide case studies that help illustrate, and discuss such paradigms.

Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania are represented as case studies. Related names. Aguilar, Mario I.

Subjects. Age groups — Africa. Gerontocracy — Africa. Older people — Africa. Africa — Politics and government. Summary "This volume critically reviews studies of age in Africa, and suggests the centrality of such paradigms in current and future studies of the continent.

Get this from a library. The politics of age and gerontocracy in Africa: ethnographies of the past & memories of the present. [Mario I Aguilar;] -- This volume critically reviews studies of age in Africa, and suggests the centrality of such paradigms in current and future studies of the continent.

The contributors, representing current. that excluded Africa’s youth from active participation in politics; this resulted in the retention of old politicians, evident in a leadership occupied mostly by septuagenarians and octogenarians.

This study examines gerontocracy in Africa and its impact on the political participation of Africa’s Size: KB. If The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy has a central theme, it is probably that process of losing influence by the elderly. Elderhood as a social and cultural category, a position in which one receives respect and exercises power because one has lived longer and therefore ‘knows’, seems universal, certainly in Africa.

the politics of age" and gerontocracy in africa: ethnographies of the past & memories of the present edited by mario i. aguilar africa world press, inc. The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy in Africa: Ethnographies of the past and Memories of the Present Article January with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

One of the issues that have recently dominated national discourse is the need for a generational power shift to the youth in Nigeria or beyond.

Nigerian youth in. The average age of a congressional representative is 59, with leaders in their 70s and 80s. US politics This article is more America has become a gerontocracy. We must change that. GERONTOCRACY: AFRICA by @seunfakze January 2, Posted by seunfakze in CHANGE, POLITICS.

Tags: Africa, GERONTOCACY, Seun Fakuade trackback. At the rate that Africa is moving, with recycled old people clinging to power; it may be decades before the younger generation have the opportunity to impact their nations in Africa.

However, I am irked by the idea of raising the age of contestants in future Nigerian elections. Specifically the recommended eligibility age For guber and House of Reps elections by an NPRC.

Gerontocracy in African Politics: Youth and the Quest for Political Participation More worrisome was the birth of a culture that excluded Africa’s youth from active participation in politics. The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy in Africa: Ethnographies of the Past and Memories of the Present, ed.

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That said, the young care a lot more than the old about climate change. Polls aggregated by Gallup from to show that concern about it drops with age.

Fully 70 percent of respondents age worried “a great deal” or “a fair amount” about global warming, compared with 63 percent age and 56 percent age 55 and up. It is the politics of fiscal and electoral straitjackets, not gerontocracy, which shape public pension spending today. While population aging is accelerating, contrary to alarmist political economy predictions democracies are not yet dominated by a new distributive politics of elderly by:   At a certain age,the mind depreciates and cognitive skills, hampered.

This always happens around the 70s and this is where most of African leaders are. Africa lacks young leaders. A role call of African leaders will tell you how old African leaders are and Africa can be said to be practising “indirect gerontocracy instead of modern democracy”.

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In: M. Aguilar, ed. The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy in Africa. Trenton, N.J.: African World Press. ISBN [Book Section] No full text available Abstract or DescriptionCited by: 2. It assesses the relevance of theories and concepts developed in the fields of comparative politics and international relations to the study of Africa.

Finally, it studies the politics of Africa in a multi-disciplinary fashion, drawing on scholarship from a range of disciplines including, politics.

The aftermath of World War II, are numerous, among which is the struggle for independence in Africa. Constitutions were drawn, political institutions were put in place and many of these laws through their evolution has put age limits in active participation in politics by those the makers of the law consider to be underage.

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