Gatekeeper state  

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The concept of a gatekeeper state was introduced by the Historian of Africa Frederick Cooper in his book Africa Since 1940: The Past of the Present. It is used to describe African nations whose main function is balancing the instability of internal political control against the influence of external factors.



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