Soumeya Ramdoum Université Alger 3 – Translated by Dr. Bagui Hayat
Democratic Arab Center
Journal of Afro-Asian Studies Second Issue – July 2019
A Periodical International Journal published by the “Democratic Arab Center” Germany – Berlin. The journal deals with the field of Afro-Asian strategic, political and economic studies
The process of state building in Africa knew wide attention by scientists and scholars where a great paradox happened from the nature of African states and the diverse of the analysis tools which depends to the vision of each theorist. The process of state building in Africa has its own distinctiveness from Western countries, in the nature of their structure despite their relative differences. The distinctive character of state building in African states has limited the process of democratic transformation, Because that the permanent imbalance between the governor and the governed has stymied the process of building the African state since its independence in the 1960s. Therefore, African States have to develop serious approaches starting from the control of state-nation relation in order to establish the state of right and law. The results of the study showed that the paradox of state building in Africa have many fields, according to the nature of elites, or economic variable or the diversity of ethnic. And the theorization knows great challenges remain primarily in the absence of African Theorists to make an analysis framework which take in consideration the specificity of the African state.