Chapter 1: Introduction: Turning the Table on Gellner: Alternative Discourses of Civil Society in Africa- Ebenezer Obadare.- Section I: Core Themes.- Chapter 2: Escape from Tyranny: Civil Society and Democratic Struggles in Africa- Darren Kew and Modupe Oshikoya.- Chapter 3: Civil Society and Religion- Shobana Shankar.- Chapter 4: Theorizing media as/and civil society in Africa- Wendy Willems.- Chapter 5: 'Good' State, 'Bad' State: Loss and Longing in Postcolonial Zimbabwe- Julia Gallagher.- Chapter 6: NGO Accountability in Africa- Ronelle Burger and Dineo Seabe.- Section II: Regional Perspectives.- Chapter 7: Civil Society in North Africa- James Sater.- Chapter 8: Civil Society Organizations and the State in East Africa: From the Colonial to the Modern Era- Priscilla Wamucii.- Chapter 9: Civil Society and the Politics of Belonging in Southern Africa- Daniel Hammett.- Chapter 10: Building Civil Society in West Africa: Notes from the Field -Titilope Mamattah.- Chapter 11: Civil Society in Zimbabwe and 'Most of the World'- Kirk Helliker.- Chapter 12: Viral Messaging, Satire, and Spaces of Resistance in Nigeria- Carole Enahoro.- Chapter 13: Civil Society and Conflict in West Africa- Niklas Hultin.- Section III: Civil Society in the Shadow of Neoliberalism.- Chapter 14: Neoliberalism and the Forms of Civil Society in Kenya and South Africa- Jacob Mati.- Chapter 15: Africa Rising? Afro-Optimism and Uncivil Society in an Era of Economic Volatility- Patrick Bond.- Chapter 16: Civil Society and Neoliberalism- Usman A. Tar.- Section IV: After Development: Gender, Sexuality, and Civic Change.- Chapter 17: Popular Organizations in South Africa: from civics to service delivery protests- Elke Zuern.- Chapter 18: "If Good Food is cooked in One Country, We Will All Eat from It:" Women and Civil Society in Africa- Hannah Britton and Taylor Price.- Chapter 19: NGOs, Civil Society and Development- Badru Bukenya and Samuel Hickey.- Chapter 20: Civil Society and Sexual Struggles in Africa- Ashley Currier and Joëlle M. Cruz.- Chapter 21: Civil Society's Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis in Africa- Richard G. Wamai.- Chapter 22: Orature as a Site for Civil Contestation: Film and the Decolonization of Space and Place in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Kare Kare Zvako (Mother's Day) 2005- Bunmi Oyinsan.- Section V: Aid, Volunteering and Philanthropy.- Chapter 23: Civil Society and Aid in Africa: A case of mistaken identity? - Alan Fowler.- Chapter 24: Volunteering, Civic Service and Civil Society in Africa- Helene Perold and Lauren Graham.- Chapter 25: Philanthropic Foundations and Civil Society in Sub-Saharan Africa- Christiana Atibil.- Chapter 26: Volunteering, Civic Agency and Citizenship in Africa- Ebenezer Obadare.
¿One of the first to aggregate current scholarly thinking on civil society in Africa from a variety of viewpoints
Discusses core themes, regional case studies, and development of civil society in Africa
Focuses on an idea that enjoys widespread currency in both academic and non-academic (including international development) circles