Where Law Meets Reality

Where Law Meets Reality

Author: Moses Chrispus Okello

Publisher: Fahamu/Pambazuka

ISBN: 9780857490940

Category: Law

Page: 250

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Considering the core debates about how to develop a transitional justice agenda that best responds to the African context, this book addresses the tension between justice, peace and reconciliation.

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

Author: Mark Dike DeLancey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538119686

Category: History

Page: 830

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This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Constructing Democracy in Transitioning Societies of Africa

Constructing Democracy in Transitioning Societies of Africa

Author: S. Wing

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230612075

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

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This book explores the process by which constitutions and democratic institutions are constructed. Wing focuses on how innovative constitutional dialogues involving participation, negotiation, and recognition of groups previously excluded from political decision-making may be the key to a legitimate constitution.

Africa and the North

Africa and the North

Author: Ulf Engel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134315888

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 959

An important new discussion of Africa's place in the international system. This volume discusses Africa's place in the international system, examining the way in which the Westphalian system, in light of the impact of globalization and transnational networks, continues to play a major role in the structuring of Africa's international relations. The book provides a solid empirical analysis of key global players in Africa - France, the UK, the US, Japan, Germany, the EU and the UN - and of their policies towards the region. In the context of the 'war against terrorism', African political stability becomes a consideration of increasing importance. By analyzing the relevance of the states in the North, this book challenges conventional wisdom in recent international relations thinking. It applies the concept of an 'international policy community' to bridge the gap between the 'domestic' and the 'international', explaining why Africa retains a role in global politics out of any proportion to its economic weight.

The Fate of Africa's Democratic Experiments

The Fate of Africa's Democratic Experiments

Author: Leonardo A. VillalÃ3n

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253003113

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Does Western-style democracy make sense in the various geographic, economic, and social settings of the continent? How far toward democracy have recent liberalization movements gone? In The Fate of Africa's Democratic Experiments, Leonardo A. VillalÃ3n, Peter VonDoepp, and an international group of contributors consider the aftermath, success, failure, and future of the wave of democracy that swept Africa in the early 1990s. In some countries, democratic movements flourished, while in others, democratic success was more circumscribed. This detailed analysis of key political events in countries at the forefront of democratic change -- Benin, Central African Republic, Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, and Zambia -- provides for broadly representative continental and linguistic coverage of directions and prospects for Africa's democracies. The contributors are Michael Chege, John F. Clark, Joshua B. Forrest, Abdourahmane Idrissa, Bruce Magnusson, Carrie Manning, Richard R. Marcus, Andreas Mehler, David J. Simon, Leonardo A. VillalÃ3n, and Peter VonDoepp.

Germany's Africa Policy Revisited

Germany's Africa Policy Revisited

Author: Ulf Engel

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825859851

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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Although Germany has been a major international player in Africa ever since West Germany's readmission to international politics after 1955, surprisingly little has been written about this topic, and even less reliable knowledge has been established. This study poses the need for a review of Germany's relations with the African continent over the past decades. It challenges scholars to fill the factual gaps that characterize the state of research so far. Ulf Engel is associate professor of politics in Africa at the Institute of African Studies, University of Leipzig. Robert Kappel is professor of politics and economics at the Institute of African Studies, University of Leipzig.

The Athens of West Africa

The Athens of West Africa

Author: Daniel J. Paracka, Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135935993

Category: Education

Page: 352

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This book is about Fourah Bay College (FBC) and its role as an institution of higher learning in both its African and international context. The study traces the College's development through periods of missionary education (1816-1876), colonial education (1876-1938), and development education (1938-2001).

Issues in the Contemporary Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa

Issues in the Contemporary Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: G. Harrison

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230502826

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

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Graham Harrison investigates contemporary African politics by privileging the dynamics of political struggle and resistance. Through the analysis of peasant politics, debt and structural adjustment, democratization and identity politics, the author shows the importance of resistance and agency. Detailed studies of Mozambique, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso demonstrate how political organization and resistance have been closely ingrained in particular post-colonial trajectories. An original and refreshing approach to the study of African politics, this will be a useful textbook for upper level undergraduates and postgraduate students.

Democratic Reform in Africa

Democratic Reform in Africa

Author: Muna Ndulo

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780852559451

Category: Africa

Page: 304

View: 505

Is democratic governance is well on the way to becoming a global entitlement, one that is increasingly promoted and protected by the collective international process?

Historical Dictionary of Gabon

Historical Dictionary of Gabon

Author: David E. Gardinier

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114417020

Category: History

Page: 455

View: 899

The country of Gabon, located in equatorial Africa on the Atlantic coast, gained its independence from France on August 17, 1960. Its strong economic base in mining, forestry, and especially petroleum has made Gabon one of the most prosperous nations in the area. It also boasts the longest serving African head of state in President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba, who, having won election after election, has been in power since 1967. The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Gabon provides crucial information about the country's important persons, places, events, and institutions. This is done through the use of several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries, an introductory essay, a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, maps, and a comprehensive bibliography.