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Helga Fleischhacker

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:
10.1093/0198296452.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

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


The Kennedy-de Gaulle Rivalry in Africa

Philip E. Muehlenbeck

in Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195396096
eISBN:
9780199932672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396096.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

Much of the history of US-French competition overlooks the intense rivalry between Kennedy and Charles de Gaulle in Africa. Chapter eight sheds light on this rivalry. Africa was an essential ... More


Missionaries and Colonies

Emily Conroy-Krutz

in Christian Imperialism: Converting the World in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453533
eISBN:
9781501701047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453533.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how the Christian imperialism of the American missionaries often drew them into debates about the proper role of mission work in settler colonies. John Leighton Wilson, one of ... More


Odyssey by Sea: Sanctity of Suffering I

Fallou Ngom

in Muslims beyond the Arab World: The Odyssey of Ajami and the Muridiyya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190279868
eISBN:
9780190279899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279868.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines hagiographic ʿAjamī chronicles of Shaykh Ahmadu Bamba’s life and spiritual experience during his seven-year exile in Gabon (1895–1902). These chronicles reveal the Murīd ... More


Elite Alliances and Conflict in Decolonized States: A Comparative Case Study of Côte d’Ivoire and Gabon

Manuel Vogt

in Mobilization and Conflict in Multiethnic States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190065874
eISBN:
9780190065904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065874.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

What explains different degrees of ethnic group mobilization and exclusion across decolonized states? And how can ethnic civil conflict be avoided in these states? This chapter addresses these ... More


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