Africa's Second Wave of Freedom: Development, Democracy and Rights

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Africa's Second Wave of Freedom represents the work of scholars who share a concern with the development of civil society in Africa. The first third of the book deals theoretically with the issues of democracy and stability in Africa. In particular, the contributors analyze the inadequacy of the United States' response to African problems (such as environmental decay, spiraling debt, and health epidemics) that do not respect national boundaries; the fragility of democracy in Africa and the danger of reversion to ...
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Overview

Africa's Second Wave of Freedom represents the work of scholars who share a concern with the development of civil society in Africa. The first third of the book deals theoretically with the issues of democracy and stability in Africa. In particular, the contributors analyze the inadequacy of the United States' response to African problems (such as environmental decay, spiraling debt, and health epidemics) that do not respect national boundaries; the fragility of democracy in Africa and the danger of reversion to dictatorships; and the barriers to constitutional democracy in sub-Saharan Africa. The remainder of the book consists of case studies of various aspects of civil society from Mozambique, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Africa in a World in Change 1
2 Civility, Incivility, and Democratization: The Politics of Civil Society in Africa 23
3 The Constraints on Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case for Limited Democracy 43
4 Traditional Authorities and the Mozambican Transition to Democratic Governance 65
5 Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire as a Nondemocratic Presidential Leader 81
6 The Nigerian Press under the Military: Persecution, Resilience, and Political Crisis 1983-1993 103
7 The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe 157
8 The Role of Christianity in the Transition to Majority Rule in South Africa 173
9 The Impact of Christianity on the Struggle Against Apartheid 193
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