Le Classi Dirigenti. Punto debole dell'Africa

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The Executive Classes. Weak point of Africa

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[Autom. eng. transl.] In Africa, legality is often preferred to the legitimacy of one's own ruling classes to hold positions of power. Substantial inability to build links with civil society and prevent political crises; absence of a holistic approach: these are some of the frequent observations by Western analysts and think tanks towards the African ruling classes. Arriving in Africa, identifying a group within which to appoint a local leader who could act as a contact person and representative for commercial and political interests essentially external and unrelated to the group itself. Triggering a process of external demand that could radically modify the eco-environmental paths and the deepest and most ancestral traditions to enrich oneself without any interest for a common good which in Africa has always been based, certainly not without conflicts, on exchange and solidarity between communities different from each other. Consequently, the processes of verticalization and polarization of power, already naturally present in numerous areas of the African continent, were strongly sharpened by economies that were colonial, neo-colonial and concentrated on the exploitation of natural resources that the richest continent in the world could and can offer. to political leadership.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The Executive Classes. Weak point of Africa
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)36-38
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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