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Democratization and popular participation in Africa

Gerald J. Schmitz

Democratization and popular participation in Africa

by Gerald J. Schmitz

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Published by North-South Institute in Ottawa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan.
    • Subjects:
    • Democracy -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
    • Democratization -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
    • Political participation -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
    • Economic assistance -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
    • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government -- 1960- .,
    • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Economic conditions -- 1960-

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesDémocratisation et participation populaire en Afrique.
      StatementGerald J. Schmitz and Eboe Hutchful.
      ContributionsHutchful, Eboe., North-South Institute (Ottawa, Ont.)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJQ1879.A15 S34 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 53, 56, ix p. ;
      Number of Pages56
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1517991M
      ISBN 100921942494
      LC Control Number93203706
      OCLC/WorldCa26858675

      “ Towards Governance in Africa: Popular Demands and State Responses.” In Hyden, Goran and Bratton, Michael, Oxford: Transaction Books, Democratization and Popular Participation in Africa. Ottawa: North-South Institute. Challenges to Democracy and Human Rights in Africa --Ch. 9. Prospects for the Future --Appendix I: The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights --Appendix II: The African Charter for Popular Participation in Development and Transformation. Responsibility: Brendalyn P. .

      DOI: /jtbx Corpus ID: The Democratization Process and Popular Participation in Africa: Emerging Realities and the Challenges Ahead @inproceedings{RasheedTheDP, title={The Democratization Process and Popular Participation in Africa: Emerging Realities and the Challenges Ahead}, author={Sadig .   Popular Media, Democracy and Development in Africa examines the role that popular media could play to encourage political debate, provide information for development, or critique the very definitions of ‘democracy’ and ‘development’. Drawing on diverse case studies from various regions of the African continent, essays employ a range of theoretical and Reviews: 2.

      A true African democracy, Ake argues, is both a second independence and a deep need for self- realisation. The late distinguished scholar outlines, in a sweeping continental survey, how the democratic c Issues dealt with in this study of democracy in Africa, include underdevelopment and economic marginality, ethnic consciousness and the nature /5(1). The African Governance Architecture (AGA) is a mechanism for dialogue between stakeholders that are mandated to promote good governance and bolster democracy in Africa. In the book entitled The African Union Law (Ed. Berger Levrault, , p. 29) Blaise Tchikaya established the link between conceptual platform called AGA and the modernisation of International Law .


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Democratization and popular participation in Africa by Gerald J. Schmitz Download PDF EPUB FB2

In discussions on the importance of popular participation in democracy, participants suggested distinguishing between "true" and "false" participation. "False participation," argued some participants, ''has been used by many African governments to project an appearance of support for government policies, but actually tends to promote the cult.

Calls for open and democratic governance, characterized by popular participation, competitive elections, and free flow of information can be heard in many African countries. This new disposition toward democratization in Africa is a consequence of pressures both internal and external to African societies.

Democratization and popular participation in Africa. Ottawa: North-South Institute, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Gerald J Schmitz; Eboe Hutchful; North-South Institute (Ottawa, Ont.).

Democratization and popular participation in Africa by Gerald J. Schmitz,North-South Institute edition, in EnglishPages: The Democratization and popular participation in Africa book Process and Popular Participation in Africa: Emerging Realities and the Challenges Ahead Sadig Rasheed He was formerly Executive Director of the African Centre for Applied Research and Training in Social Development and Director of the Development Studies and Research Centre of the University of Khartoum, by: 9.

Book Description Popular Media, Democracy and Development in Africa examines the role that popular media could play to encourage political debate, provide information for development, or critique the very definitions of ‘democracy’ and ‘development’. Book Description 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 provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of democracy in Africa and explains why the continent’s democratic experiments have. The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa is one of the most celebrated in the world because it underscores the importance of democratic principles that protects among others, human rights, citizenship, and public participation (Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act of ).

This is a bold new study of the recent emergence of democracy in Latin America. Leonardo Avritzer shows that traditional theories of democratization fall short in explaining this phenomenon. Scholars have long held that the postwar stability of Western Europe reveals that restricted democracy, or "democratic elitism," is the only realistic way to guard against forces.

Two publications from South Africa – Images of Defiance: South African Resistance Posters of the s by the South African History Archive () and African Posters: A Catalogue of the Poster Collection in Basler Afrika by Miescher and Henrichsen () – demonstrate that despite the dearth of research on the subject, a rich harvest of.

In South Africa, and other African societies, open debate is often discouraged for a number of political and cultural reasons. With this in mind, this chapter argues that talk radio in Africa has the potential to make positive contributions towards democracy, channelling public opinion and offering a space for political discussion and debate.

The country has a prominent history of popular participation in the struggle for democracy. Under the largely ANC-aligned national liberation movement, mass participation and popular control. Democracy, governance, service delivery and society This book, in presenting case studies of public participation in democratic governance in South Africa, examines the voluntary activities by which members of the public, directly or indirectly, share in the processes of governance through democratic institutions.

Democracy in Africa This book provides the fi rst comprehensive overview of the history of democracy in Africa and explains why the continent’s democratic experiments have so often failed, as well as how they could succeed. In this stimulating and carefully researched study, Conteh-Morgan offers a multidimensional look at the political economy of African states.

While many books focus on explanations of the processes and outcomes of political transitions, this work demonstrates a deeper understanding of democratization by combining macro and micro issues and actors, and historical and. The dominant story of the first decade of independence was the collapse of Africa's democratic experiment.

Having experienced a wave of euphoria following the overthrow of colonial rule, the continent rapidly descended into a political and economic depression characterized by the emergence of repressive and corrupt regimes.

Taking Mafeje's position on new democracy as a point of departure, I argued in a paper presented on the occasion of the 75th birthday of Mwalimu Nyerere (Shivji ), that 'new democracy' in Africa has to be constructed on three fundamental elements – popular livelihoods, popular participation and popular power.

Search within book. The Impact of Economic Reform on Civil Society, Popular Participation and Democratization in the Developing World. Introduction: The Impact of Economic Reform on Civil Society, Popular Participation and Democratization in the Developing World. Janine A. Clark, Remonda Bensabat Kleinberg Africa, Asia, and the Middle.

In book: Handbook of Theories of Governance, Chapter: Public participation, Publisher: Edward Elgar, Editors: Jacob Torbing, Christopher Ansell, r 12 Cite this publication Kathryn S. Democratization, process through which a political regime becomes explosive spread of democracy around the world beginning in the midth century radically transformed the international political landscape from one in which democracies were the exception to one in which they were the rule.

The increased interest in democratization among academics, policy .But while social media has often been hailed as a liberating tool, the book demonstrates how it has often served to reinforce existing power dynamics, rather than challenge them. Featuring experts from a range of disciplines from across the continent, this collection is the first comprehensive overview of social media and politics in Africa.

Liberia, a small West African country that has been wracked by violence and civil war sinceseems a paradoxical place in which to examine questions of democracy and popular participation. Yet Liberia is also the oldest republic in Africa, having become independent in after colonization by an American philanthropic organization as a refuge .