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The Resource Voice and power in Africa's democracy : institutions, participation and accountability, edited by Said Adejumobi

Voice and power in Africa's democracy : institutions, participation and accountability, edited by Said Adejumobi

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Voice and power in Africa's democracy : institutions, participation and accountability
Title
Voice and power in Africa's democracy
Title remainder
institutions, participation and accountability
Statement of responsibility
edited by Said Adejumobi
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Africa has made notable progress in its nascent democracy but with uneven performance across countries. However, across the board, challenges abound. Central to Africa's checkered democratic narrative is the weakness of its democratic institutions, participatory mechanisms and accountability platforms. This book interrogates these elements with the role and capacity of the parliament, political parties, media, freedom of information law, trade union movements, gender empowerment mechanisms and accountability methods and processes all under examination. The weakness of democratic institutions has had a corrosive effect on political accountability and limits the scope for popular participation in governance. In many countries, innovative practices, and new social and political encounters are emerging that challenge old institutional cultures, promote reforms and demand accountability from the governing elite. The book captures these varied, innovative patterns of democratic change. With first-hand knowledge and expertise of the continent, the contributors analyse the issues, trends, problems and challenges in these critical areas of Africa's democratic growth. The conclusion is that strengthening democratic institutions, opening up the political space for enhanced political participation and ensuring political accountability will determine the course, prospects and quality of Africa's budding democracy.--
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IEN/DLC
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Adejumobi, Said
Series statement
Contemporary African politics series
Series volume
7
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  • Democracy
  • Social institutions
  • Political participation
  • Government accountability
  • Africa
Label
Voice and power in Africa's democracy : institutions, participation and accountability, edited by Said Adejumobi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The presidency and democratic developmentalism in Southern Africa
  • George Kieh, Jr
  • Explaining the mixed fortunes of Africa's opposition parties in the quest for state power : an institutional and strategic analysis
  • Issaka Souare
  • Political parties and democratic development in Africa
  • Sola Oloruntoba
  • Promoting accountable governance in Africa : issues, challenges and policy reforms
  • Said Adejumobi.
  • Part 2.
  • Popular participation.
  • Unbundling liberal democracy : institutions, participation and accountability
  • Rethinking organised labour's engagement with the political process in Nigeria : issues in alliance building and popular participation
  • Funmi Adewumi
  • "Political representation in the Mauritian democracy : analyzing the gender deficit
  • Ramola Ramtohul
  • From the newspaper to Facebook : new media, intermediality and political participation in Africa
  • Akin Iwilade
  • The role of the right of access to information for democratization and governance in Africa
  • Fola Adeleke
  • Said Adejumobi.
  • Part 1.
  • Institutions, accountability and reforms.
  • African presidentialism revisited : between 'big man metaphor' and institutional politics
  • M.A. Mohamed Salih
  • Presidentialism in Ghana : examining institutional effectiveness for horizontal accountability between the legislature and the executive
  • John Gasu
Control code
ocn988900629
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 220 pages
Isbn
9781472478931
Lccn
2017005935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1066516671
Label
Voice and power in Africa's democracy : institutions, participation and accountability, edited by Said Adejumobi
Publication
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
  • The presidency and democratic developmentalism in Southern Africa
  • George Kieh, Jr
  • Explaining the mixed fortunes of Africa's opposition parties in the quest for state power : an institutional and strategic analysis
  • Issaka Souare
  • Political parties and democratic development in Africa
  • Sola Oloruntoba
  • Promoting accountable governance in Africa : issues, challenges and policy reforms
  • Said Adejumobi.
  • Part 2.
  • Popular participation.
  • Unbundling liberal democracy : institutions, participation and accountability
  • Rethinking organised labour's engagement with the political process in Nigeria : issues in alliance building and popular participation
  • Funmi Adewumi
  • "Political representation in the Mauritian democracy : analyzing the gender deficit
  • Ramola Ramtohul
  • From the newspaper to Facebook : new media, intermediality and political participation in Africa
  • Akin Iwilade
  • The role of the right of access to information for democratization and governance in Africa
  • Fola Adeleke
  • Said Adejumobi.
  • Part 1.
  • Institutions, accountability and reforms.
  • African presidentialism revisited : between 'big man metaphor' and institutional politics
  • M.A. Mohamed Salih
  • Presidentialism in Ghana : examining institutional effectiveness for horizontal accountability between the legislature and the executive
  • John Gasu
Control code
ocn988900629
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 220 pages
Isbn
9781472478931
Lccn
2017005935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1066516671

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