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Burkina Faso

Florian Grotz

in Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296454
eISBN:
9780191600036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296452.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This chapter on elections and electoral systems in Burkina Faso follows the same format as all the other country chapters in the book. The first section is introductory and contains a historical ... More


Presidential Term Limits in Burkina Faso

Sophia Moestrup

in The Politics of Presidential Term Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837404
eISBN:
9780191874109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837404.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Burkina Faso exemplifies the consequences of presidential hubris, when a president tinkers with term limits to remain in power. Term limits became the rallying cry for opponents to President Blaise ... More


An Escalating Cycle of Mutinies: Case Study of Burkina Faso

Maggie Dwyer

in Soldiers in Revolt: Army Mutinies in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190876074
eISBN:
9780190943134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876074.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter focuses on the mass mutinies in Burkina Faso in 2011. A brief history of revolts in Burkina Faso will show that while the mutinies were exceptional in their size, they followed a pattern ... More


Burkina Faso

Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie

in The Cinema of Small Nations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625369
eISBN:
9780748671151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625369.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents the historical background for filmmaking in the West African state of Burkina Faso since independence from France in 1960. Although one of the world's poorest countries, Burkina ... More


Burkina Faso: Shipping around the Malthusian Trap

Michael Grimm, Claude Wetta, and Aude Nikiema

in Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198744795
eISBN:
9780191805950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744795.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Burkina Faso has experienced significant aggregate growth over the past two decades, but the growth has not transformed into poverty reduction. Key obstacles preventing escape from poverty are high ... More


Republic of Kings: Neotraditionalism, Aristocratic Ethos, and Authoritarianism in Burkina Faso*

Benoît Beucher

John L. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff (eds)

in The Politics of Custom: Chiefship, Capital, and the State in Contemporary Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226510767
eISBN:
9780226511092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226511092.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

In chapter seven, Beucher looks at the ways in which the sovereignty of the state and the sovereignty of chiefship have played out a complex political counterpoint in contemporary Burkina Faso, ... More


Youth and Média-engagé: Is This West Africa’s Heterolinguistic Cinéma-monde?

Carina Yervasi

in Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414982
eISBN:
9781474444736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414982.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates the heterolinguistic cinema of West Africa. Focusing on what the author designates as média-engagé, a collection of politically-engaged documentaries, videos and reportages ... More


* Gendered Knowledge and the African Shea-Nut Tree

Judith Carney and Marlene Elias

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In African forestry systems, silvicultural knowledge within a rural population varies with ethnicity, socio-economic standing, age, and gender. In rural West Africa, gender roles are highly ... More


Lebanese traders in West Africa: Always ending the day in losses

in An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226434766
eISBN:
9780226434759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

In June 1963, the author left Magburaka for Blama. Assuring himself that he had collected sufficient data to write a PhD dissertation on the wini banas of Magburaka, the author turned to researching ... More


Out of the Shadows of Coups

Maggie Dwyer

in Soldiers in Revolt: Army Mutinies in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190876074
eISBN:
9780190943134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876074.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter details the book’s research design. The study takes two distinct but complementary approaches to examining mutinies. One is a dataset that documents the occurrence of mutinies in West ... More


The Retreat

Ozan O. Varol

in The Democratic Coup d'État

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190626013
eISBN:
9780190626051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626013.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

For several reasons, prolonged participation in politics can endanger both the military as an institution and the leaders at the helm, prompting an abdication of political power. Military muscle ... More


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