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Nugent, Paul 1962-

Overview
Works: 65 works in 230 publications in 3 languages and 8,089 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Other
Classifications: DT30.5, 960.32
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Most widely held works by Paul Nugent
African cities : competing claims on urban spaces by Francesca Locatelli( )

17 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the current period of unprecedented urban expansion in Africa, looking at new challenges in the provision of essential services and the contentious questions about ownership of urban spaces. The authors look at the deeper historical processes which are intergral to the framing of entitlements
Respacing Africa by Ulf Engel( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space has been reintroduced as an analytical category to the humanities and social sciences in the early 1990s. African Studies is one of the fields of knowledge production where the so-called spatial turn has proved to be extremely fruitful. The continent provides ample evidence for complex processes of deterritorialisation (migration, globalisation, sub-nationalisms) and reterritorialisation (new regionalisms, processes of bordering, etc.). These dialectical processes are driven by a variety of actors: political elites, multinational companies, warlords, donor governments, local traders, international NGOs, etc. As a result substantial parts of Africa witness the emergence of new regimes of territoriality: re-ordered states, transnational and sub-national entities, new localities and transborder formations.This volume brings together contributions from anthropology, history, geography and political science
Making nations, creating strangers : states and citizenship in Africa by Sara Rich Dorman( )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who belongs to the nation? How is citizenship defined? And why have such identities become so politically explosive in recent years? This book explores the instrumental manipulation of citizenship and narrowing definitions of national-belonging which refract recent political struggles in Zimbabwe, Cotê d'Ivore, Cameroon, Somalia, Tanzania and South Africa. Conflicts which have arisen over the resources of the post-colonial state are increasingly legitimated through recourse to claims of nationhood and citizenship. The contributors address the historical roots of national and ethnic identities, the material and symbolic resources which are contested within states, and the relative importance of elite manipulation and subaltern agency
Africa since independence : a comparative history by Paul Nugent( Book )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents a comparative study of the different trajectories and experiences of independent African states. It looks at the legacies of the various colonialist nations and analyzes territorial and boundary issues, as well as the contrasting ideological paths of the various African regimes
Smugglers, secessionists & loyal citizens on the Ghana-Togo frontier : the life of the borderlands since 1914 by Paul Nugent( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first integrated history of the Ghana-Togo borderlands. The result of two colonial partitions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the current border is usually regarded as a classically arbitrary European construct, resisted by Ewe irredentism. This book challenges this conventional wisdom, contending that whatever the origins of partition, border peoples quickly became knowing and active participants in the shaping of this international boundary." "Based on extensive archival and field research over nearly two decades, this book straddles the conventional divide between social and political history. It offers a reconstruction of a long-range history of smuggling and a reappraisal of Ewe identity in the light of recent debates. It will be of interest to African historians, political scientists, anthropologists, comparative borderlands scholars and others concerned with issues of criminality, identity and the state."--BOOK JACKET
Big men, small boys, and politics in Ghana : power, ideology, and the burden of history, 1982-1994 by Paul Nugent( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the 1980s Ghanaian politics went through remarkable transformations - from revolution, through adoption of a draconian economic reform programme, to the eventual return to democratic government in 1992. This study covers the entire sequence of events, situating them in the broader historical context and offering a sustained explanation of what occurred. Since the eighteenth century, a central theme dominating Ghanaian politics and society has been the relationship between wealth and virtue, and Dr Nugent offers a key explanation of the way in which this theme is still predominant today."--BOOK JACKET. "Drawing on research which focuses on different sectors of the body politic - the labour movement, the peasantry, professional associations, the student movement, the churches and the military - this book provides a much-needed synthesis. Dr Nugent gives an in-depth analysis of the 1992 elections, including information based on personal fieldwork and interviews undertaken in the Volta Region. His analysis is situated within the wider context of Africanist historical and political research, while doing justice to the nuances and complexities of Ghanaian political life."--Jacket
Ethnicity in Ghana : the limits of invention by Carola Lentz( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although African ethnicity has become a highly fertile field to enquiry in recent years, most of the research is concentrated on southern and central Africa, and has passed Ghana by. This volume extends many of the distilled insights, but also modifies them in the light of the Ghanaian evidence. The collection is multidisciplinary in scope and spans the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial contexts."--Jacket
African boundaries : barriers, conduits, and opportunities by Congrès( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the development and function of African boundaries from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Beginning with the historical perspective, the book then considers the impact of boundaries on pastoralists, the use of borders as "cordons sanitaire" against diseases, and as places of refuge
Boundaries, communities, and state-making in West Africa : the centrality of the margins by Paul Nugent( Book )

12 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Border regions are often considered to be the neglected margins. In this book, Paul Nugent argues that through a comparison of the Senegambia and the trans-Volta (Ghana/Togo), we can see that the geographical margins have shaped notional centres at least as much as the reverse. Through a study of three centuries of history, this book demonstrates that states were forged through an extended process of converting a topography of settled states and slaving frontiers into colonial borders. It argues that post-colonial states and larger social contracts have been configured very differently as a consequence. It underscores the impact on regional dynamics and the phenomenon of peripheral urbanism. Nugent also addresses the manner in which a variegated sense of community has been forged amongst Mandinka, Jola, Ewe and Agotime populations who have both shaped and been shaped by the border. This is an exercise in reciprocal comparison and shuttles between scales, from the local and the particular to the national and the regional--Provided by publisher
A decade of Ghana : politics, economy and society, 2004-2013 by Michael Amoah( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This chronology for 2004 to 2013 compiles the chapters on Ghana previously published in the Africa Yearbook. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara . Political stability in Ghana in the last few years contrasted with dramatic developments in other West-African countries. Ghana has a relatively high growth-rate, and also plays a role in regional security issues
Africa : power and powerlessness( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Africa, the distribution of power and powerlessness seems to be more rigid than on other continents. Political power is in the hands of narrow elites, while the overwhelming majority has hardly any access to decision-making. The common denominator of this book is the notion of power. It follows the analytical differentiation between the concept of power over that which is largely used by mainstream political science, and the concept of power as social practice. The book asks pertinent questions on how power is composed, created, and used on the African continent
The Flight-Lieutenant and the professor : the road to Ghana's Fourth Republic (including election statistics) by Paul Nugent( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa since independence by Paul Nugent( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Flight-Lieutenant rides (to power) again : national delusions, local fixations and the 1996 Ghanaian elections by Paul Nugent( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 Jahre Unabhängigkeit in Afrika : Kontinuitäten, Brüche, Perspektiven( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths of origin and the origin of myth : local politics and the uses of history in Ghana's Volta Region by Paul Nugent( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fronteras africanas : barreras, canales y oportunidades( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big men and small boys : power, ideology and the burden of history in Rawlings' Ghana, 1982-1994 by Paul Nugent( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1980s Ghanaian politics went through remarkable transformations - from revolution, through adoption of a draconian economic reform programme, to the eventual return to democratic government in 1992. This study covers the entire sequence of events, situating them in the broader historical context and offering a sustained explanation of what occurred. Since the eighteenth century, a central theme dominating Ghanaian politics and society has been the relationship between wealth and virtue, and Dr Nugent offers a key explanation of the way in which this theme is still predominant today. Drawing on research which focuses on different sectors of the body politic - the labour movement, the peasantry, professional associations, the student movement, the churches and the military - this book provides a much-needed synthesis. Dr Nugent gives an in-depth analysis of the 1992 elections, including information based on personal fieldwork and interviews undertaken in the Volta Region. His analysis is situated within the wider context of Africanist historical and political research, while doing justice to the nuances and complexities of Ghanaian political life
SNAP Satellite Focal Plane Development( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proposed SuperNova/Acceleration Probe (SNAP) mission will have a two-meter class telescope delivering diffraction-limited images to an instrumented 0.7 square degree field in the visible and near-infrared wavelength regime. The requirements for the instrument suite and the present configuration of the focal plane concept are presented. A two year R & D phase, largely supported by the Department of Energy, is just beginning. We describe the development activities that are taking place to advance our preparedness for mission proposal in the areas of detectors and electronics
Arbitrary lines and the people's minds : a dissenting view on colonial boundaries in West Africa by Paul Nugent( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the example of the boundary between Niger and Northern Nigeria, and the one between Ghana and Togo to illustrate how the process was approached, and shows that some attempts were made by the colonial powers to follow pre-colonial, traditional divisions
 
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African cities : competing claims on urban spaces
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Respacing AfricaMaking nations, creating strangers : states and citizenship in AfricaAfrica since independence : a comparative historySmugglers, secessionists & loyal citizens on the Ghana-Togo frontier : the life of the borderlands since 1914Ethnicity in Ghana : the limits of invention
Alternative Names
Nugent, Paul

Languages
English (173)

Spanish (4)

German (1)