Class in African Politics

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  • Class in African Politics
    • Class & Africa?
      • Class is worth thinking about in Africa
      • Class relates to patrimonialism/bifurcated states
      • Class relates not just to inequality, but to history
      • Warren: liberal capitalism is our best hope for Africa. NGOs as anti capitalists.
    • Class - Marx
      • Class as motor of history: Engels
      • Politics of exploitation
      • Marx: Useful to show social change
      • Economic change drives transformation of social relations
      • Marx: not crude determinist, class categories a useful form of analysis
        • There is dynamism
  • Urban Bias Theory: Develomentalist. State favours urban pop at expense of the rural


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