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Markets/Competition/Africa/Postcolonialism/Mbembe/Herb: With a cursory glance at the conditions of relatively stable states such as Cameroon, Kenya, Gabon, Zimbabwe and Côte d'Ivoire, Mbembe shows that the fundamental legal deficits were compounded by serious economic problems. Even such states were not able to assert themselves on the new global markets, not to mention countries such as Zaire, Somalia, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Here, a frivolous redistribution policy had led to the ruin of the market, public finances and state order as such (Mbembe 2016(1), 112).
The neoliberal deregulation policies of the 1990s have increasingly exacerbated these crises.
Competition: If African states
were to face competition from the global market in the future, this would only be possible within the framework of a productivity regime that would lead to further inequality and social exclusion.
1. Achille Mbembe, De la postcolonie. Essai sur l’imagination politique dans l’Afrique contemporaine, Paris 2000. Dt.: Achille Mbembe, Postkolonie. Zur politischen Vorstellungskraft im Afrika der Gegenwart, Wien/Berlin 2016
Karlfriedrich Herb, „Achille Mbembe, Postkolonie (2000)“. In: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018