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Fragility and the State: Post-apartheid South Africa and the State-Society Contract in the 21st Century
Journal article, Created By Connolly, Lesley and Published By ACCORD in English language
This article looks at the political system in South Africa and argues that the country is possibly moving towards a condition of state fragility. In particular, the author suggests that the increase in service-delivery protests and the changing nature of politics in the country show that the contract between the state and society is weakening, leading to increasing state fragility.
Language, Democracy and Education in Africa
Book/Monograph, Created By Brock-utre, Birgit and Published By The Nordic Africa Institute in English language
Leadership, civil society and democratisation in Africa: Case studies from southern Africa
Book/Monograph, Created By Bujra, Abdella|Buthelezi, Sipho; Development policy management forum (DPMF) and Published By Development policy management forum (DPMF) in English language
History, Democracy, Values: New lines of Reflection
Book/Monograph, Created By Konaré, Adame Ba and Published By CODESRIA in English language
Future Africa: Prospects for Democracy and Development under NEPAD
Book/Monograph, Created By Rukato, Hesphina and Published By Africa World Press in English language
2009 marked the 8th anniversary of the adoption of NEPAD as a socio-economic programme of the African Union, whose priority is poverty eradication and regional integration, and as envisioned in the Constitutive Act of the African Union. Amongst many strategies, regional integration is to be attained through the implementation of specific sectoral programmes, particularly in the area of infrastructure development, as well as intra-Africa trade. Regional economic communities (RECs) were designated as regional pillars for delivering on NEPAD objectives. In addition, capacity buil...
Human rights, Regionalism and the Dilemmas of Democracy in Africa
Book/Monograph, Created By Wonlgemuth, Lennart (ed.)|Sall, Ebrima (ed.); Council for the Development of social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and Published By CODESRIA in English language
Elites and democracy in Ghana: A social network approach
Journal article, Created By Osei, Anja and Published By Oxford University Press (OUP) in English language
This article presents new theoretical and empirical insights into democratization in Africa, using the typology developed by John Higley and Michael Burton to understand elite interaction in Ghana. Social network analysis (SNA) is used to test the main proposition of the Higley/Burton theory, namely that a 'liberal democracy is impossible without a consensually united elite'. Empirical evidence is provided from a unique data set that maps the interaction patterns between Members of Parliament elected to the Ghanaian legislature in 2012. The article shows that...
Is there a link between democracy and development in Africa?
Journal article, Created By Sikuka, Kizito and Published By ACCORD in English language
The nexus between democracy and development in Africa has been one of the most contested issues in recent years. Those in support of the linkage argue that the two - democracy and development - are intertwined and depend on or lead to the other. However, opposing views claim that the two concepts are independent of each other, and can easily be achieved without necessarily depending or leading to the other. Drawing insights from various African countries, this article critically examines whether there is a link between democracy and development&#x...
Globalization, democracy and development in Africa: Challenges and prospects
Book/Monograph, Created By Taye Assefa|Rugumamu, Severine M.|Ahmed, Abdel Ghaffar M.; Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) and Published By Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) in English language
Liberal Democracy and its Critics in Africa: Political Dysfunction and the Struggle for Social Progress
Book/Monograph, Created By Lumumba-Kasongo, Tukumbi. and Published By CODESRIA in English language