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Political culture, governance, and the state in Africa

Abdalla Bujra

Political culture, governance, and the state in Africa

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Published by Development Policy Management Forum in [Nairobi] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Abdalla Bujra
ContributionsDevelopment Policy Management Forum
The Physical Object
Paginationxlii, 308 p. ;
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24836434M
ISBN 109789966005076
LC Control Number2011342409

Media, Civil Society and Political Culture in West Africa. 1. Introduction and Overview. This article offers a discussion of the interdependence of mass media and civil society and their symbiotic role in the amelioration of political culture in West Africa. It also explores the challenges and. Political Economy of Africa by CLAUDE AKE* I WANT to indicate how the political economy of contemporary Africa is to be explained, and what might reasonably be conjectured about its development. I am mainly interested in the salient features, namely: intense ethnic conflict, the single-party system, the high incidence of.


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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xlii, pages ; 21 cm: Contents: Introduction / Abdalla Bujra and Samuel Lando --Restructuring the public sphere for democratic governance and development in Africa: the polycentric planning approach / S.R. Akinola --Towards understanding the Anglophone-Francophone conundrum in postcolonial Cameroon and the Bakassi.

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Political parties are the intermediate central or national level in the new state of tropical Africa. Agarwal. Suggestions for Future Research Questions on Filipino Political Culture and Governance This book describes political culture from the subjective lens of those in power -- politicians and their spouses, chiefs-of-staff, and other members of the politicians' personal and family circles.

This is a uniqueFile Size: KB. Abstract. Corruption as a political discourse gained ascendance within the last two decades. As developing countries, including African countries, democratized and simultaneously undertook market reforms, anti corruption assumed one of the major instruments of international policy reforms, through which the success or otherwise of transitional societies was to be measured; whether those Cited by: 1.

Business, politics and the state in Africa Challenging the orthodoxies David Booth Politics and Governance Programme, Overseas Development Institute, London Lunchtime seminar at the Development Policy Centre, Australian National University, 24 May This regional report on the state of political parties in Southern Africa is a summary of Putting it in a slightly different way, most forms of governance without political parties tend to be either benign authoritarianism, as in President Yoweri political culture as well as the institutions upon which it has to be firmly anchored.

In sum, our analysis suggests that South Africa may be approaching a political turning point, depending on the outcome of the public struggle for power between two main factions within the ANC.

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My library. The Republic of South Africa is a parliamentary representative democratic President of South Africa serves both as head of state and as head of President is elected by the National Assembly (the lower house of the South African Parliament) and must retain the confidence of the Assembly in order to remain in Africans also elect provincial legislatures.

Corruption in South Africa includes the private use of public resources, bribery, and improper favoritism. The Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index assigned South Africa an index of 43 out ofranking South Africa 71 out of countries.

This ranking represents a downward direction change with a drop of two points down from 45 ( CPI). For a long time, military authoritarianism in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa and racial bigotry in South Africa held the activities of political parties at bay.

The initial proclamations military leaders make on the assumption of political power normally include the banning of constitutions and proscription of political. governance, political stability, and democratic development.

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Posner.Analysis. The limits of a particular political culture are based on subjective identity. The most common form of such identity today is the national identity, and hence nation states set the typical limits of political cultures. The socio-cultural system, in turn, gives meaning to a political culture through shared symbols and rituals (such as a national independence day) which reflect common.