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Join Book Talk on “African State Governance: Subnational Politics and National Power”

Join the book launch of  “African State Governance: Subnational Politics and National Power” with editors, Carl LeVan (American University, School of International Service), Joseph Olayinka Fashagba (Federal University of Nigeria-Lokoja) and Edward R. McMahon (University of Vermont), for a discussion of their new book.

Monday, September 21, 2015
3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
American University, Abramson Family Founders Room
Washington, DC, USA

This book offers a comprehensive picture of state and local legislative politics
in Africa. The authors advance innovative explanations for the relationship between subnational politics and national institutions such as the party system and the executive branch. Chapters on Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and South Africa consider the changing nature of African federalism, addressing key questions such as: How will Africa’s new oil discoveries impact distributive politics? How do federal legislatures influence candidate selection in local elections? Given recent decentralization and various reforms across the continent, what is a state legislature?

Special guest include: Betsy Super (American Political Science Association), Gretchen Birkle (International Republican Institute) and Dave Peterson (National Endowment for Democracy).

Books will be available for purchase at the event. Click here for more information or contact sisevents@american.edu.