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The Resource Decentralisation and constitutionalism in Africa, edited by Charles M. Fombad and Nico Steytler

Decentralisation and constitutionalism in Africa, edited by Charles M. Fombad and Nico Steytler

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Decentralisation and constitutionalism in Africa
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Decentralisation and constitutionalism in Africa
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edited by Charles M. Fombad and Nico Steytler
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eng
Summary
This collection of essays assesses the efforts of African governments to constitutionalise decentralisation, be it in the form of federalism, local government or traditional authorities. Since the end of the Cold War jurisdictions across Africa have witnessed an ostensible return to multi-party democracy within the paradigm of constitutionalism and the rule of law. Linked to the democratisation process, many countries took steps to decentralize power by departing from the heavily centralized systems inherited from colonial regimes. The centralization of power, typically characterized by the personalization and concentration of power in the hands of leaders and privileged elites in capital cities, mostly resulted in repressive regimes and fragile states. As decentralisation is a response to these challenges, this volume analyses the dynamic relationship between the efforts to implement decentralization and presence or absence of constitutionalism. This volume examines a variety of forms and degrees of decentralization found across Africa. It advances a new understanding of trends and patterns and facilitates the exchange of ideas among African governments and scholars about the critical role that decentralisation may play in democratization of and constitutionalism in Africa.--
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  • Fombad, Charles Manga
  • Steytler, N. C.
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Stellenbosch handbooks in African constitutional law
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  • Decentralization in government
  • Democracy
  • Africa
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Decentralisation and constitutionalism in Africa, edited by Charles M. Fombad and Nico Steytler
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This book, the third published in the series Stellenbosch Handbooks in African Constitutional Law, is the product of the fourth Stellenbosch Annual Seminar on Constitutionalism in Africa (SASCA), organised by the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), in partnership with the South African Research Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Policy (SARChI) at the Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape, and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Rule of Law Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa. The seminar took place from 7 to 9 September 2016. --
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTORY OVERVIEW; 1 The Relationship between Decentralisation and Constitutionalism in Africa: Concepts, Conflicts, and Hypotheses; 2 Ethnicity, Decentralisation, and Constitutionalism: A Comparative Perspective; 3 Regional and Continental Frameworks for Decentralisation in Africa: The African Charter on Decentralisation; PART II: FEDERAL AND HYBRID FEDERAL SYSTEMS IN AFRICA4 Constitutional Infidelity and Federalism in Nigeria5 A Federation without Federal Credentials: The Story of Federalism in a Dominant-party State; 6 The Dynamic Relationship between Devolution and Constitutionalism in South Africa; 7 Regionalism under the Congolese Constitution of 18 February 2006: Progress and Challenges; 8 Implementation of Devolution under Kenya's 2010 Constitution: Political Resistance and the Struggle for the Ideals of Constitutionalism; 9 Constitutionalism: The Missing Element in South Sudan's Elusive Quest for Peace through Federalism? PART III: DECENTRALISATION, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, AND CONSTITUTIONALISM 10 Constitutionalisation of Local and Regional Government in Lesotho, South Africa, and Uganda; 11 Decentralisation for Participatory Governance under Ghana's 1992 Constitution: The Rhetoric and the Reality; 12 Decentralisation and Constitutionalism in Zimbabwe: Can the Leviathan be Tamed?; 13 Cameroon and the Anomalies of Decentralisation with a Centralist Mindset; 14 Decentralised Territorial Entities and Promotion of Local Governance under the Constitution of 18 February 2006 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 15 The Concept and Implementation of 'Gradual Decentralisation' in Mozambique 16 Progress and Pitfalls in Constitutional Reform: Decentralisation in the Wake of the Arab Spring in Egypt and Tunisia; 17 Sub-​national Constitutional Autonomy, Local Government, and Constitutionalism in Ethiopia; PART IV: TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND DECENTRALISATION; 18 Constitutionalisation of Traditional Authorities and the Decentralisation of Governance: Anglophone and Francophone Africa Compared 19 Mapping Traditional Leadership and Authority in Post-​Apartheid South Africa: Decentralisation and Constitutionalism in Traditional Governance 20 The Tinkhundla Decentralisation System: Is this a Blend of Traditional and Modern State Governance that Works?; PART V: GENERAL CONCLUSION; 21 The Symbiotic Relationship between Decentralisation and Constitutionalism in Africa; Index
Control code
on1096493385
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 620 pages
Isbn
9780198846154
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096493385
Label
Decentralisation and constitutionalism in Africa, edited by Charles M. Fombad and Nico Steytler
Publication
Note
This book, the third published in the series Stellenbosch Handbooks in African Constitutional Law, is the product of the fourth Stellenbosch Annual Seminar on Constitutionalism in Africa (SASCA), organised by the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), in partnership with the South African Research Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Policy (SARChI) at the Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape, and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Rule of Law Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa. The seminar took place from 7 to 9 September 2016. --
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTORY OVERVIEW; 1 The Relationship between Decentralisation and Constitutionalism in Africa: Concepts, Conflicts, and Hypotheses; 2 Ethnicity, Decentralisation, and Constitutionalism: A Comparative Perspective; 3 Regional and Continental Frameworks for Decentralisation in Africa: The African Charter on Decentralisation; PART II: FEDERAL AND HYBRID FEDERAL SYSTEMS IN AFRICA4 Constitutional Infidelity and Federalism in Nigeria5 A Federation without Federal Credentials: The Story of Federalism in a Dominant-party State; 6 The Dynamic Relationship between Devolution and Constitutionalism in South Africa; 7 Regionalism under the Congolese Constitution of 18 February 2006: Progress and Challenges; 8 Implementation of Devolution under Kenya's 2010 Constitution: Political Resistance and the Struggle for the Ideals of Constitutionalism; 9 Constitutionalism: The Missing Element in South Sudan's Elusive Quest for Peace through Federalism? PART III: DECENTRALISATION, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, AND CONSTITUTIONALISM 10 Constitutionalisation of Local and Regional Government in Lesotho, South Africa, and Uganda; 11 Decentralisation for Participatory Governance under Ghana's 1992 Constitution: The Rhetoric and the Reality; 12 Decentralisation and Constitutionalism in Zimbabwe: Can the Leviathan be Tamed?; 13 Cameroon and the Anomalies of Decentralisation with a Centralist Mindset; 14 Decentralised Territorial Entities and Promotion of Local Governance under the Constitution of 18 February 2006 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 15 The Concept and Implementation of 'Gradual Decentralisation' in Mozambique 16 Progress and Pitfalls in Constitutional Reform: Decentralisation in the Wake of the Arab Spring in Egypt and Tunisia; 17 Sub-​national Constitutional Autonomy, Local Government, and Constitutionalism in Ethiopia; PART IV: TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND DECENTRALISATION; 18 Constitutionalisation of Traditional Authorities and the Decentralisation of Governance: Anglophone and Francophone Africa Compared 19 Mapping Traditional Leadership and Authority in Post-​Apartheid South Africa: Decentralisation and Constitutionalism in Traditional Governance 20 The Tinkhundla Decentralisation System: Is this a Blend of Traditional and Modern State Governance that Works?; PART V: GENERAL CONCLUSION; 21 The Symbiotic Relationship between Decentralisation and Constitutionalism in Africa; Index
Control code
on1096493385
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 620 pages
Isbn
9780198846154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096493385

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