Democracy Good Governance And Development In Africa

Democracy  Good Governance and Development in Africa
Publisher Langaa RPCIG
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Category Social Science
Total Pages 422
ISBN 9789956763009
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Questions surrounding democracy, governance, and development especially in the view of Africa have provoked acrimonious debates in the past few years. It remains a perennial question why some decades after political independence in Africa the continent continues experiencing bad governance, lagging behind socioeconomically, and its democracy questionable. We admit that a plethora of theories and reasons, including iniquitous and malicious ones, have been conjured in an attempt to explain and answer the questions as to why Africa seems to be lagging behind other continents in issues pertaining to good governance, democracy and socio-economic development. Yet, none of the theories and reasons proffered so far seems to have provided enduring solutions to Africa’s diverse complex problems and predicaments. This book dissects and critically examines the matrix of Africa’s multifaceted problems on governance, democracy and development in an attempt to proffer enduring solutions to the continent’s long-standing political and socio-economic dilemmas and setbacks.

Democracy  Good Governance and Development in Africa
  • Author : Mawere, Munyaradzi,Mwanaka, Tendai R.
  • Publisher : Langaa RPCIG
  • Release Date : 2015-10-24

Questions surrounding democracy, governance, and development especially in the view of Africa have provoked acrimonious debates in the past few years. It remains a perennial question why some decades after political independence in Africa the continent continues experiencing bad governance, lagging behind socioeconomically, and its democracy questionable. We admit that

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One Africa  One Destiny
  • Author : B. W. T. Mutharika
  • Publisher : Sapes Books
  • Release Date : 1995

Read online One Africa One Destiny written by B. W. T. Mutharika, published by Sapes Books which was released on 1995. Download full One Africa One Destiny Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Governance and Democracy in Africa
  • Author : James S. Guseh,Emmanuel O. Oritsejafor
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-12-17

The challenge facing African leaders is whether to completely adopt democratic institutions as its form of governance. The book examines Africa’s experience with this form of democratic governance since independence and its impact on economic performance.

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Dictators and Democracy in African Development
  • Author : A. Carl LeVan
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-17

This book argues that the structure of the policy-making process in Nigeria explains variations in government performance better than other commonly cited factors.

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Growing Democracy in Africa
  • Author : Muna Ndulo,Mamoudou Gazibo
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-02-08

What is the state of governance in sub-Saharan Africa? Is it possible to identify the best practices and approaches to establishing political systems that promote accountability, transparency, peace, and civic space for all? These are the questions addressed in this book. While the concept of governance is considered to be

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The Future of Africa
  • Author : Jakkie Cilliers
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020

This open access textbook offers a critical introduction to human and economic development prospects in Africa revolving around three questions: where is Africa today, what explains the current state, and, given historical trends and what we know about the world, where do we think the continent will be in 2040? And,

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Disciplining Democracy
  • Author : Rita Abrahamsen
  • Publisher : Zed Books
  • Release Date : 2001-03-07

This thought-provoking book does not simply link the West's good governance agenda with the demise of the Soviet Union. Abrahamsen shows that this democratic agenda involves little more than superficial institutional reforms. The West’s primary goal in developing countries remains the enforcement of structural adjustment. African governments, in particular,

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Oil  Democracy  and Development in Africa
  • Author : John R. Heilbrunn
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-21

Oil, Democracy, and Development in Africa presents an optimistic analysis of the continent's oil-producing states. With attention to the complex histories, the interactions of key industry actors and policy makers, and the goals of diverse groups in society, this contribution fills a gap in the literature on resource-abundant countries. John

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Is Good Governance Good for Development
  • Author : Anisuzzaman (Anis) Chowdhury
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-08-02

This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. While good governance is a worthy goal, this book argues that it is not a prerequisite for economic growth or development. The book exposes the methodological shortcomings of the commonly-used

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Democracy in Africa
  • Author : Nic Cheeseman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12

This book provides the first comprehensive overview of Africa's history of democracy, grappling with important questions facing Africa today.

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What are the main impediments to democracy in Africa
  • Author : Lucia Schuster
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2003-06-03

Essay from the year 2002 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Africa, grade: 2,0 (B), University of Southampton (Department of Politics), course: Africa - Culture and Political Systems, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Democracy in Africa has been shaped by the colonial powers that ran Africa until

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Democratization in Africa
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Panel on Issues in Democratization
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1992-02-01

The global movement toward democracy, spurred in part by the ending of the cold war, has created opportunities for democratization not only in Europe and the former Soviet Union, but also in Africa. This book is based on workshops held in Benin, Ethiopia, and Namibia to better understand the dynamics

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DAC Guidelines and Reference Series Accountability and Democratic Governance Orientations and Principles for Development
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-09-15

There is growing recognition of the need for new approaches to the ways in which donors support accountability, but no broad agreement on what changed practice looks like. This publication aims to provide more clarity on the emerging practice.

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Politics  Governance  and Development in Ghana
  • Author : Joseph R a Ayee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-10-16

Since it achieved independence in 1957, the West African state of Ghana has become the torchbearer of African liberation, as well as a laboratory for the study of endemic problems facing the African continent. In terms of democratic consolidation, the country holds a unique position on the continent as beacon of

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Gender  Democracy and Institutional Development in Africa
  • Author : Njoki Nathani Wane
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-04-25

This book analyses African foundations of gender, education, politics, democracy and institutional development by stimulating theoretical discourses. It offers a discursive framework on ways to examine the conceptualizations of African social development and a critical discourse on debunking the misconceptions that are attached to African location in the global arena.

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