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Political Change in a West African State

A Study of the Modernization Process in Sierra Leone

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674498099

Publication Date: 01/01/1966

301 pages

14 halftones, 2 maps

World

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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part I. The Establishment of Colonial Rule
    • 1. Modern Colonialism and British Rule in Sierra Leone, 1896–1937
    • 2. Politics and Functioning of the Native Administration System, 1937–1949
  • Part II. Social Change and Colonial Modernization
    • 3. The Framework of Social Change in Sierra Leone
    • 4. Transformation of the Traditional Elite
    • 5. Emergence of the New Elite
  • Part III. Colonial Constitutional Change
    • 6. The Political Context of Constitutional Change, 1863–1931
    • 7. The Making of the 1924 Constitution
    • 8. Constitutional Change and African Interests, 1924–1945
    • 9. Postwar Advances, 1946–1951
    • 10. Decolonization and Self-Government, 1951–1961
  • Part IV. Postwar Local Government and Political Change
    • 11. Populist Forces in Local Political Change
    • 12. Postwar Native Administration
    • 13. The Politics of District Councils
  • Part V. Party Politics
    • 14. Background of Sierra Leonean Political Parties
    • 15. Power and Influence in Sierra Leonean Parties
    • 16. Dynamics of Party Politics
    • 17. Conclusion: The Nature of African Political Change
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

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