Democratic Reform in Africa: The Quality of Progress / Edition 1

Democratic Reform in Africa: The Quality of Progress / Edition 1

by E. Gyimah-Boadi
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588262464

ISBN-13: 9781588262462

Pub. Date: 06/30/2004

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

Suggesting that optimistic cries of an "African Renaissance" in the latter half of the 1990s may have been a bit overstated, Gyimah-Boadi (political science, U. of Ghana) introduces 11 papers exploring the prospects of African democratic reform. Six thematic chapters review the current state of political and economic reforms, civil society, corruption control, and

Overview

Suggesting that optimistic cries of an "African Renaissance" in the latter half of the 1990s may have been a bit overstated, Gyimah-Boadi (political science, U. of Ghana) introduces 11 papers exploring the prospects of African democratic reform. Six thematic chapters review the current state of political and economic reforms, civil society, corruption control, and internal conflict. These are followed by case studies of democracy and development in Botswana, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588262462
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/30/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction1
1Africa: The Quality of Political Reform5
2Economic Reform: Patterns and Constraints29
3What "The People" Say About Reforms65
4Civil Society and Democratic Development99
5Corruption and Corruption Control121
6Conflict in Africa141
7Botswana: The Path to Democracy and Development159
8Mozambique: The Challenge of Democratization183
9Nigeria: Prospects for the Fourth Republic201
10South Africa: Building Democracy After Apartheid235
11Promoting Real Reform in Africa263
List of Acronyms293
Bibliography297
The Contributors327
Index329
About the Book351

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