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Democratization in Africa : African Views, African Voices.

Author: National Research Council Staff; Sahr J Kpundeh
Publisher: Washington : National Academies Press, 1992.
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Based on workshops held in Benin, Ethiopia, and Namibia to better understand the dynamics of contemporary democratic movements in Africa. Key issues in the democratization process range from its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Staff, National Research Council.
Democratization in Africa : African Views, African Voices.
Washington : National Academies Press, ©1900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council Staff; Sahr J Kpundeh
ISBN: 9780309598057 0309598052 0309047978 9780309047975
OCLC Number: 923263911
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (94 pages)
Contents: ""Democratization in Africa: African Views, African Voices""; ""Copyright""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Background and Purpose of the Workshops""; ""1 The Movement Toward Democracy in Africa ""; ""IMPACT OF NEW EXTERNAL ACTORS""; ""COLONIAL LEGACY AND DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICAN SOCIETIES""; ""DEMOCRACY AND AFRICAN VALUES""; ""POLITICAL LIBERALIZATION AND DEMOCRATIZATION""; ""2 Transitions to Democracy in Africa""; ""MODES OF TRANSITION IN AFRICA""; ""FUNDAMENTAL CHALLENGES TO DEMOCRATIC TRANSITIONS""; ""The Cult of Personality""; ""Zero-Sum Politics""; ""The Military"" ""Managing Ethnicity""""The Role of Women""; ""PRECONDITIONS FOR DEMOCRACY""; ""Legal Order and Basic Rights""; ""Values of Democracy""; ""Competent State""; ""ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY""; ""Committed Minority""; ""Courage""; ""3 Democracy and Governance in Africa""; ""GOVERNANCE AND AFRICAN POLITICS""; ""POPULAR PARTICIPATION""; ""NEED FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY""; ""CORRUPTION""; ""FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS""; ""DECENTRALIZATION AND DEVOLUTION OF POWER""; ""MODES OF REPRESENTATION""; ""4 Institutions Needed to Sustain Democracy""; ""CONSTITUTIONS"" ""RECONSTITUTING THE MILITARY""""INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONS""; ""TRANSNATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CENTER""; ""5 Role of Extra-African Forces in Democratization""; ""PROBLEMS WITH AID IN AFRICA""; ""CHALLENGES FACED BY AFRICAN COUNTRIES""; ""ROLE OF DONORS IN DEMOCRATIZATION""; ""Assisting Political Change""; ""Removal of Dictators""; ""Reduction of Military Assistance""; ""Promotion of Civic Groups""; ""Improving Economic Conditions in Africa""; ""Forgiving Debt""; ""Reducing Western Trade Protectionism""; ""Instituting Fiscal Reforms""; ""Targeting Human Development""; ""Capital Flight"" ""Assistance with Institutional Change""""Constitutions""; ""Critical National Institutions""; ""The Press""; ""Civil Service""; ""Electoral Systems""; ""Greater Utilization of African Talent""; ""Inter-African Exchange of Information on Democratization""; ""Inter-African Cooperation""; ""Conclusion: Role of Africans in the Democratization Process""; ""Appendix Workshop Participants""; ""WORKSHOP I: COTONOU, BENIN""; ""WORKSHOP II: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA""; ""WORKSHOP III: WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA""; ""NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL STAFF""

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