African Perspectives on Governance

African Perspectives on Governance

by Goran Hyden
     
 
This book brings together the views of a group of East and West African scholars on a range of issues relating to how African countries are being governed. In contrast to most other publications on governance, which tend to reflect primarily the views of the international donor community, this book provides a refreshing African perspective on these issues. It is

Overview

This book brings together the views of a group of East and West African scholars on a range of issues relating to how African countries are being governed. In contrast to most other publications on governance, which tend to reflect primarily the views of the international donor community, this book provides a refreshing African perspective on these issues. It is critical in its approach but the authors speak with authority based on both personal experience and research on the African continent.

The book addresses such aspects of governance as:
-- human rights
-- the freedom of the media
-- the role of intellectuals
-- the place of local government in national politics
-- women in politics
-- the significance of constitutionalism, and
-- ethnic pluralism.

Each subject is covered comparatively with reference to both East and West Africa.

This book lends itself to courses on African politics or more general education courses on African development issues. It should also be of relevance to analysts of African governance and development in governments, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865437197
Publisher:
Africa World Press
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.91(d)

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