Monday, 14 January 2013

Pambazuka - Neo-liberal thinking and the problem of politicised ethnicity in Africa

Pambazuka - Neo-liberal thinking and the problem of politicised ethnicity in Africa

It is difficult to ignore the prejudicial origins and consequences of sentiments underpinning neo-liberal thought on Africa’s persistent ethnicity -and it’s usually supplied consensus that African politics is especially troubled by tribalism and needs a formalised think-tanked politics for its redemption. This article, in general, is a reaction towards this often unchallenged neo-liberal conception of Africa’s ‘trouble’ with a Western notion of democracy, and in particular, to an article published on the BBC’s website by Prof. Calestous Juma titled, ‘How Tribalism stunts African Democracy.’ ...
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