Book Synopsis The essays in this book focus attention on the role of political groups in the new functioning and development of the new African societies and the political systems of which they are a part. The authors, all recognized authorities, have sought to identify and compare the manifestations of the general tendency among the new states of Tropical Africa toward the establishment and consolidation of one-party political systems, and to examine, in the light of this general trend, the different dimensions of the problem of integration. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1964. About the Author James S. Coleman was Professor of Political Science and Director of the African Studies Center and the University of California, Los Angeles and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Carl G. Rosberg was Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.