states and power in africa

Essay specific features





Written by:

Harvey D


Date added:

August 6, 2014







No of pages / words:

2 / 376


Was viewed:

1083 times


Rating of current essay:

Essay content:

He would like others studying comparative politics to understand that many of the pre-colonial social and political norms as well as post-colonial observance of the forced state system have also contributed to Africa's current problems. Herbst's shows us that it is important to look beyond the predetermined political geography as set forth at the Berlin Conference as the sole reason for African leader's difficulty in broadcasting power...
displayed 300 characters

Custom written essay

All essays are written from scratch by professional writers according to your instructions and delivered to your email on time. Prices start from $11.99/page

Order custom paper

Full essays database

You get access to all the essays and can view as many of them as you like for as little as $28.95/month

Buy database access

Order custom writing paper now!

  • Your research paper is written
    by certified writers
  • Your requirements and targets are
    always met
  • You are able to control the progress
    of your writing assignment
  • You get a chance to become an
    excellent student!

Get a price guote


To counter this argument Herbst looks at several other reasons why broadcasting power is a problem. One of the arguments focused on is the cost benefit analysis of the building of infrastructures such as roads and telecommunication systems. African rulers even during the pre-colonial period decided that the costs of broadcasting government authority into the hinterlands outweighed the benefits that they would receive...
displayed next 300 characters

General issues of this essay:

Related essays: