Democracy Good Governance and Development in Africa

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 ...

Author: Mawere, Munyaradzi

Publisher: Langaa RPCIG

ISBN: 9789956763009

Category: Social Science

Page: 422

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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.
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Governance for Development in Africa

Governance for Development in Africa offers a comprehensive and critical examination of the institutional barriers to economic and social progress in Africa, and makes a compelling plea for fresh policy thinking and new ways of envisioning ...

Author: David Booth

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781780325972

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Drawing on in-depth empirical research spanning a number of countries in Africa, Booth and Cammack's path-breaking book offers both an accessible overview of issues surrounding governance for development on the continent, whilst also offering a bold new alternative. In doing so, they controversially argue that externally imposed 'good governance' approaches make unrealistic assumptions about the choices leaders and officials are, in practice, able to make. As a result, reform initiatives and assistance programmes supported by donors regularly fail, while ignoring the potential for addressing the causes rather than the symptoms of this situation. In reality, the authors show, anti-developmental behaviours stem from unresolved - yet in principle soluble - collective action problems. Governance for Development in Africa offers a comprehensive and critical examination of the institutional barriers to economic and social progress in Africa, and makes a compelling plea for fresh policy thinking and new ways of envisioning so-called good governance.
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The Palgrave Handbook of African Politics Governance and Development

This handbook constitutes a single collection of well researched articles and essays on African politics, governance and development from the pre-colonial through colonial to the post-colonial eras.

Author: Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349952328

Category: Political Science

Page: 925

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This handbook constitutes a single collection of well researched articles and essays on African politics, governance and development from the pre-colonial through colonial to the post-colonial eras. Over the course of these interconnected periods, African politics have evolved with varied experiences across different parts of the continent. As politics is embedded both in the economy and the society, Africa has witnessed some changes in politics, economics, demography and its relations with the world in ways that requires in-depth analysis. This work provides an opportunity for old and new scholars to engage in the universe of the debate around African politics, governance and development and will serve as a ready reference material for students, researchers, policy makers and investors that are concerned with these issues.
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Quo Vadis

This book critically reviews the development of the post 1994 local government dispensation in South Africa over the past two decades, highlighting the key challenges and possible solutions in terms of improving this sphere of government.

Author: Michiel Stijn De Vries

Publisher:

ISBN: 2802750038

Category: Local government

Page: 402

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South Africa become a democratic state in 1994. Since then, a sertes of policy and legislative devekopments have been introduced that that has been crucial in ternis of restructuring and transforming local govemment. The post 1994 legislative and policy framework goveming local government has been described as being "world class" and very "futuristic" ; however, despite the progress made in addressing basic development backlogs, notably housing, water, sanitation, electricity and roads which are the resultant effect of the apartheid legacy, there are stil) major challenges being experienced like inter alla, poor service delivery ; corruption ; poor financial management and lack of compliance ; lack of political and management will ; increased politicization of the municipal service ; poor skills base ; lack of monitoring and evaluation and weak intergovernmental relations. This book critiques the post 1994 local govemment dispensation and also proposes possible solutions to address the key issues highlighted. The notion of developmental local govemment has to become a reality for the majority of South Africans in ternis of improving the quality of their life at the local level.
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Africa s Challenge

The African continent exceeds in size and natural resources the combined territories of Europe, the US and China. Yet most Africans struggle just to survive.

Author: Ann Willcox Seidman

Publisher: Africa Research and Publications

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123219656

Category: Africa

Page: 228

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The African continent exceeds in size and natural resources the combined territories of Europe, the US and China. Yet most Africans struggle just to survive. The authors describe the experiences of different African countries, underscoring the need to use law to transform Africa's inherited institutions.
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African Perspectives on Governance

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.

Author: Goran Hyden

Publisher: Africa Research and Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015042592850

Category: Political Science

Page: 323

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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.
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Better Governance for Development in the Middle East and North Africa

ACCOUNTABILITY Transparency Contestability Every day, tens of thousands of
interactions take place between people and government officials across the
Middle East and North Africa — from Rabat to Riyadh, and from the towns of
Tunisia ...

Author: DC) World Bank (Washington

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821356356

Category: Arab countries

Page: 281

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"This book seeks to enhance the dialogue on good governance in the Middle East and North Africa (MEAN) region. To accomplish this goal, it marshals evidence showing that good governance matters, both regionally and globally, and draws on the universal values of inclusiveness and accountability to propose an analytical framework for discussing and measuring governance. While the MEAN region's quality of administration is relatively strong, it lags behind in other key measures, notably public accountability. The region's legacy of limited public disclosure and transparency has, moreover, hampered the debate on governance." "While recognizing that improving governance is no simple matter, this book challenges the region to formulate and act on national programs that would enhance governance by strengthening inclusiveness and accountability mechanisms - and to do so in an open, participatory process. Such programs could build on the debate and progress increasingly evident across the region, and lead to a strategy for better governance that can simultaneously encourage growth and development and meet the needs and aspirations of the region's people in the decades ahead." --Résumé de l'éditeur.
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The Sociolinguistics of Development in Africa

This book is an analysis of modernisation informed by the place of language in education, health, the economy and governance in the African context.

Author: Paulin G. Djité

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847690456

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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This book is an analysis of modernisation informed by the place of language in education, health, the economy and governance in the African context. It paints a wide canvas of Africa in its different facets, and shows how language is used as an instrument to deny access to socioeconomic and political emancipation.
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African Development and Governance Strategies in the 21st Century

This volume brings together some of Africa's best economists and social scientists to reflect on Africa's previous experiences with alternative paradigms to structural adjustment and related problems.

Author: Lawrence Agubuzu

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114389997

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

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NEPAD -- the New Partnership for Africa's Development -- is the latest attempt to chart a new course of good governance combined with an effective development strategy for the African continent. This volume brings together some of Africa's best economists and social scientists to reflect on Africa's previous experiences with alternative paradigms to structural adjustment and related problems. The intention is to learn from the past in order to chart viable new policy directions for the future, including critically assessing the prospects for NEPAD measuring up to the challenges involved.This rich collection of essays examines a wide range of economic issues such as the importance of planning, the continuing reality of the debt crisis, and the new parameters for regional integration in the context of the global economy. Good governance is analysed, as is corporate governance. There is a special emphasis on issues of human development, including poverty, HIV/AIDS, and the refugee problem. The assumption is that the continent's decades of experience since independence embody lessons and reflect alternative policy approaches which, if properly understood, could be of real value in charting a viable future for its people -- provided African countries are set free to chart their own courses of action that address their particular circumstances and meet the social and economic needs of their own populations.The occasion for these essays was the 70th birthday of one of Africa's most eminent economists and a leading public servant -- Professor Adebayo Adedeji. Former Executive Secretary for the Economic Commission on Africa and Under Secretary General of the United Nations,scholar, and author of numerous books and papers, Adebayo Adedeji is perhaps best known for his pioneering work developing the African Alternative Framework to Structural Adjustment at a time when the damage being caused by the latter policies being imposed on Africa was only just beginning to become clear.
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Governance and Development

In this fine set of short stories, the perverse sexuality of women who 'enjoy' receiving corporal punishment from other women is explored in fine detail, from clubs where they go to confess their sins and receive retribution, through to an ...

Author: Kimani Njogu

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124295200

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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In this fine set of short stories, the perverse sexuality of women who 'enjoy' receiving corporal punishment from other women is explored in fine detail, from clubs where they go to confess their sins and receive retribution, through to an ex-pup...
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Good Governance Issues and Sustainable Development

POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND THE CRISIS OF 6 DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA :
LESSONS FROM KENYA HENRY MUTORO , LUDEKI CHWEYA & WANJALA
NASONG'O INTRODUCTION There is a causal relationship between political ...

Author: R. N. Ghosh

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8171568211

Category: India

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This Book Highlights The Importance Of Good Governance To Attain Sustainable Development, With Particular Emphasis On Predictable And Transparent Framework Of Rules And Institutions For The Conduct Of Private And Public Business. Many Development-Economists From The Indian Ocean Region Have Contributed In This Volume. The Main Theme Is That An Efficient Management Of Resources By Government, Business And The Community At Large Determines A Society'S Ability To Cope With The Complex Process Of Development. Without Good Governance, The Basic Pre-Requisite For Long-Term Development Disappears; And Despite All Its Resources, A Country Would Fail To Successfully Respond To The Challenges Of Sustainable Development Both For Its Present And For Its Future Generations.While Dealing With Contemporary Topical Issues Such As Crime, Corruption And Good Governance, The Book Also Contains A Number Of Case Studies From Africa And Asia. It Is Expected That The Issues Raised By Various Authors Will Provide Food For Thought And Healthy Debates Among Economists And Politicians, Who Are Currently Concerned With The Nature Of Good Governance And Its Impact On Sustainable Development.
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Good Growth and Governance in Africa

This volume reflects the highlights of their deliberations.

Author: Akbar Noman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199698561

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 587

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This volume examines the history of developmental policy in Sub-Saharan Africa and considers how different policy options might generate sustained economic growth and reduce poverty. It documents and interprets policy lessons and considers how to translate them to particular country contexts.
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The Future of Civil Society in Democratic Governance and Development in Africa

for African Economic Recovery and Development ( 1986 - 1990 ) ,
nongovernment organizations pressed for a greater voice in national decision -
making . In February 1990 in Arusha , Tanzania , African people ' s organizations
, African ...

Author: Kingsley Y. Amoako

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132375903

Category: Civil society

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African Governance Report II 2009

The theme of this second edition of the Report is that Africa has made progress in improving governance.

Author: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9789210598781

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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The African Governance Report is the most comprehensive report on governance in Africa, assesses and monitors the progress African countries are making on governance, identifies capacity gaps in governance institutions and proposes polices and strategic interventions aimed at promoting good governance on the continent. It focuses on political and economic governance, development of the private sector and corporate governance, checks and balances in political power, institutional effectiveness and accountability of the executive, human rights and the rule of law, corruption and institutional capacity building. The theme of this second edition of the Report is that Africa has made progress in improving governance.
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Corporate Governance in Development The Experiences of Brazil Chile India and South Africa

Africa has been transformed over the last decade. The need to promote growth,
and through growth to raise employment and social standards, have brought with
them the need for high standards of corporate governance. When foreign ...

Author: OECD Development Centre

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264106598

Category:

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Corporate governance matters for national development. These studies of Brazil, Chile, India, and South Africa show that corporate governance is important in helping both to increase financial capital to firms in developing countries and to enhance financial development as a whole.
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