The Post-Colonial State in Africa

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What effect has independence had on the citizens of post-colonial African states? What are the different paths that African nations have taken after gaining independence from colonial rule? In the fifty years since independence, why have some African countries succeeded in establishing secure states and others failed? UW-Madison professor emeritus Crawford Young discusses the modern differences and similarities between African states, from democratization and growing infrastructures, to civil strife and military rule.

Episode Credits

  • Emily Auerbach Host
  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Emily Auerbach Interviewer
  • Crawford Young Guest

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