# African States Since Independence

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This book addresses a fundamental question for those interested in sub-Saharan Africa. Why have its post-colonial states not fulfilled their promise to deliver prosperity, good governance and security? On these three goals, at least through a generation of independent rule, most sub-Saharan states did not keep pace with other world regions that were also considered underdeveloped” in the early 1960s, the decade of independence for most African states. Nor had many of them fulfilled the promises of their independence movements and the charismatic leaders who heralded a promising future.

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Book manuscript. Accepted, Yale University Press
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