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Governance and Democratisation in West Africa

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Published by Codesria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • POLITICS & GOVERNMENT,
  • Politics and government,
  • Democratization,
  • Africa, West,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics - Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Africa - General,
  • Political Process - General,
  • History : Africa - General,
  • Political Science / Practical Politics,
  • 1960-

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesCodesria Book Series
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages392
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8986033M
    ISBN 102869780834
    ISBN 109782869780835

    The role of regionalism in authoritarianism and democratisation. A case study of ECOWAS' dynamics of peace and stability - West African Politics, authoritarianism, peace, stability - Mr Joseph Nangombe Tobias Tobias - Submitted Assignment - African Studies - Culture and Applied Geography - Publish your bachelor's or master's thesis, dissertation, term paper or essay.


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Governance and Democratisation in West Africa by Dele Olowu Download PDF EPUB FB2

Introduction --Rethinking the study of African politics / Goran Hyden --Local governance and social capital in Africa: the Nigerian case / Akin Mabogunje --The challenge of governing Africa's large cities / Dele Olowu --Literature in the time of tyranny: African writers and the crisis of governance and democratisation / Adebayo Williams --The.

Sixteen chapters cover broad thematic issues, democracy in Nigeria and democracy in other West African countries - Francophone West Africa, Sierra Leone, Ghana and The Gambia. The special focus on Nigeria is the result of original research reports submitted to the interdisciplinary study, the Governance and Democratisation Project.

Suggested Citation: "Democracy and Governance in Africa." National Research Council. Governance and Democratisation in West Africa book in Africa: African Views, African Voices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / dangerous, because the more we try to decentralize, the more we come up against certain community realities that may dismantle or.

This book is based on workshops held in Benin, Governance and Democratisation in West Africa book, and Namibia to better understand the dynamics of contemporary democratic movements in Africa. Key issues in the democratization process range from its institutional and political requirements to specific problems such as ethnic conflict, corruption, and role of donors in promoting democracy.

This collection contains articles by highly regarded scholars assessing governance, democratisation and human rights in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.

It also assesses the role that Islam plays in these by: 7. Disciplining Democracy: Development Discourse and Good Governance in Africa Currently unavailable.

Not very long ago, authoritarian forms of government were widely regarded as necessary for rapid economic growth and development, and Western donors supported dictatorial regimes in every by: Book Description. This collection contains articles by highly regarded scholars assessing governance, democratisation and human rights in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.

It also assesses the role that Islam plays in these areas. Law and justice on Gwoza Hills: an assessment of the viability of informal justice for good governance and democracy in Nigeria / Abdul-Mumin Sa'ad; The media and democratisation in Nigeria () / Tale Omole and Ayo Olukotun; On democratic renewal in Francophone West Africa / Emeka Nwokedi.

This collection contains articles by highly regarded scholars assessing governance, democratisation and human rights in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.

It also assesses the role that Islam plays in these areas. Jordan, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, the Gulf States, Turkey, Egypt and the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia Format: Paperback.

Get this from a library. Middle East and North Africa: Governance, Democratization, Human Rights. [Paul J Magnarella;] -- "This collection contains articles by highly regarded scholars assessing governance, democratisation and human rights in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.

It. Thus goes on the story of the West and the Rest to this day as we meet here to discuss the liberal model of democracy, good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, humanitarianism etc.

General Overviews. Understanding the political evolution in Africa requires knowledge of many aspects of the continent’s history.

UNESCO – provides the broadest overview and has the farthest historical reach. Fage and Tordoff discusses Africa’s evolution through a political economy lens, discussing both external colonial factors and internal religious and ethnic dynamics.

Today, the process of democratisation across the continent is incomplete, having come to a halt in some countries and having regressed in others. 9 Houngnikpo describes democracy’s journey on most of the continent as being “treacherous”. 10 Such a description offers a very different picture of democratisation in Africa when compared to.

Traditional Authorities in Africa. Resurgence in an Era of Democratisation West Africa was far from being a tabula rasa on which. T raditional Governance in an Era of Democratisation. Governance as a global agenda. Governance and democracy. Case of West Bengal?s decentralisation and democracy.

Asia?s most decentralised region. A multi-cultural society. Marxist approach to decentralisation. History as a resource. Decentralisation in West Bengal since independence.

Profile of governance in West Bengal. This collection contains articles by highly regarded scholars assessing governance, democratisation and human rights in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. It also assesses the role that Islam plays in these areas.

In the spirit of the 50th anniversary year of the United Nations Price: $ observes that for Africa to overcome the crises of leadership and governance in the continent, those on whom the burden of leadership will fall in the future must fully comprehend their responsibilities, duties and obligation.

They must also be exposed and be prepared to face the challenges of leadership in developing society. The focus of this unit is on dominant modes of governance, with a particular emphasis on processes of democracy and democratisation. In exploration of this, the unit will explore the development of formal participatory democracy, particularly liberal democracy, as a global norm through the 20th century before examining the pressures for and.

This Discussion Paper provides a thought-provoking and radical intervention into the ongoing debates on democratic governance and accountability in Africa. The author undertakes a critical overview of the discourse on democratisation in Africa and notes that democracy on Pages: 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, remain in a double bind, nominally. Not very long ago, authoritarian forms of government were widely regarded as necessary for rapid economic growth and development, and Western donors supported dictatorial regimes in every continent.

Today the political mantra is democracy, and the World Bank and Western donors require it almost as a condition of assistance. This thought-provoking book argues not simply that the West's good. Ojo, Oluwaseyi ORCID: () Military language and democratisation in Nigeria.

In: Olowu, Dele, Williams, Adebayo and Soremekun, Kayode, Cited by: 2. Some countries defy the narrative of a democratic deficit in Africa, however. In its Freedom in the World report, Freedom House named Nigeria. In what has become known as Africa's "second liberation", there has been a renewed drive from within for peace and good governance.

Church leaders have been key actors in this drive as is evident in their peacemaking initiatives and their commitment to peaceful change. Africa (by which we shall mean Africa south of the Sahara). 2 Africa’s development challenge African countries need economic transformation, to sustain pro-poor growth, to cope with population increases, to become competitive in the global economy and – last but not least – File Size: KB.

The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa. democratisation in West Africa in general, speci cally focusing on Niger and Guinea, in an attempt to provide a comparative analysis of the two cases.

It is divided into several sections. In A. Salawu (ed.) Indigenous Language Media in Africa The Nigerian Example. In D. Olowu et al. (eds) Governance and Democratisation in Nigeria.

Ibadan: Spectrum Books Ltd, pp. 67– Google Scholar. Williams, B. Literature in the Time of Tyranny. In D. Olowu et al. (eds) Governance and Democratisation in West Africa. Dakar Cited by: 1. recognise the positive developments in Africa, but also the complex mix of factors at local, national, regional and international levels that impact upon governance in Africa.

This view also fails to recognise the major problem which underpins all the problems in Africa, that is, the leadership problem both in Africa and in the Size: KB. Middle East and North Africa: Governance, Democratization, Human This collection contains articles by highly regarded scholars assessing governance, democratisation and human rights in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.

The book contains in-depth articles on Islam and politics, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, the West Bank and Format: Hardcover. This book can serve as a compass in the bewildering complexity of Africa’s political landscape.’ Andreas Mehler - Director, GIGA Institute of African Affairs ‘Explaining the causes and outcomes of the democratization process in Africa has preoccupied scholars for the last quarter of a by: Opinion - For Western nations, holding elections to restore democracy in Mali is an end, but the prospects of a successful election in the Sahel country is bleak.

The country remains divided and. Author of The failure of the centralized state, Better governance and public policy, Governance and Democratisation in West Africa, Nigerian public administration, Lagos state, Local Governance in Africa, African local governments as instruments of economic and social development, Managing the Nigerian federal system.

Governance for Development in Africa Solving Collective Action Problems David Booth and Diana Cammack Featuring fresh empirical research, Booth and McCormick's accessible but highly original book offers both an overview of issues surrounding governance for development on the continent, whilst also offering a bold new alternative.

Political Culture and Democratic Governance in Southern Africa 95• a high level of civil and political liberties - freedom of expression, free- dom of the press, freedom to form and join organisations - sufficient to ensure the integrity of political competition and participation (Sorensen, 13).It is important to note that the neo.

Democratization (or democratisation) is the transition to a more democratic political regime, including substantive political changes moving in a democratic may be the transition from an authoritarian regime to a full democracy, a transition from an authoritarian political system to a semi-democracy or transition from a semi-authoritarian political system to a democratic political.

forms the core of security cooperation within West Africa (a defining feature of the Mechanism is the principle of supranationality, given the knock- -on effects that conflict in one country has on its neighbours). InECOWAS adopted the Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance, which supplemented the Mechanism.

The Impact of Globalization on Africa In Africa, its position in the international system has been considerably weakened by the fact that it has been losing the race for economic development in general, and human development in particular, to other regions, these.

“This is an excellent book that brings together cutting edge ideas, perspectives and comparative knowledge and practices on democratisation of local governance in Asia. This is a ‘must-read’ reference for policy makers, researchers and practitioners involved and interested in democratisation of local governance in Asia and elsewhere.

This blog was first published on Septem by Alexandre Marc, Chief Specialist for Fragility, Conflict, and Violence at the World Bank and author of the recently published book, “The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa.

It is being re-posted this week to highlight the book’s launch event in Europe, at the Agence Française de Développement in Paris. The Institute is run by a Council comprising of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, 3 Council members and an Executive Director. Except for the Executive Director, SATI office bearers and committee members work on a voluntary basis.

Members of council are elected on an annual general meeting for a period of 3 years. The Institute does.This project was an extension of project (NUFU:"The Antropology of Social Change in West Africa") and focuses on the political role of migration in Mali through sub-studies on the political parties, institutionalisation, Malian diasporas, democratisation and resource allocation.Educational decentralization and school governance in South Africa: From policy to practice.

school governance in South Africa based on a collective case study of six schools in Gauteng and this book suggests that governance policy in practice is constituted .