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The Political Legacy of Colonialism in Zimbabwe Implications for Justice and Elections in Africa

The Political Legacy of Colonialism in Zimbabwe: Implications for Justice and Elections in Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Everisto Benyera
December 02, 2024

This book investigates the political legacy of colonialism in contemporary African institutions. Using the case study of electoral and justice institutions in postcolonial Zimbabwe, the book investigates how those in postcolonial states relate to and with institutions which were originally designed...

Civil Society Organisations and State-Owned Enterprises in South Africa Promoting Accountability and Corporate Governance

Civil Society Organisations and State-Owned Enterprises in South Africa: Promoting Accountability and Corporate Governance

1st Edition

By Julieth Gudo
June 03, 2024

This book examines the important role which civil society organisations in South Africa play in challenging poor corporate governance in state-owned enterprises and demanding better government accountability, transparency and citizen participation. The book provides a powerful examination of the ...

Contemporary Governance Challenges in the Horn of Africa

Contemporary Governance Challenges in the Horn of Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Charles Manga Fombad, Assefa Fiseha, Nico Steytler
May 27, 2024

This book argues that a leading cause of the political instability in the Horn of Africa is a crisis of governance, caused by extreme centralization of power, weak institutions, and the failure to institutionalise the responsible use of authority. In recent years, many attempts have been made to ...

Nigeria's Fourth Republic, 1999-2021 A Militarised Democracy

Nigeria's Fourth Republic, 1999-2021: A Militarised Democracy

1st Edition

By Michael Nwankpa
May 27, 2024

This book reflects on Nigeria’s fourth republic, the country’s longest democratic period since it gained independence from Great Britain. It argues that although constitutional or political democracy has lasted for over two decades in Nigeria and seen three successful democratic changes of power, ...

Digital Technologies, Elections and Campaigns in Africa

Digital Technologies, Elections and Campaigns in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Duncan Omanga, Admire Mare, Pamela Mainye
November 15, 2023

This book looks at how digital technologies are revolutionizing electoral campaigns and democratization struggles in Africa. Digital technologies are giving voice and civic agency to a cross section of African voters, providing important spaces for political engagement and debate. Drawing on cases...

Colonial Legacies and the Rule of Law in Africa Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe

Colonial Legacies and the Rule of Law in Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe

1st Edition

By Salmon A Shomade
September 25, 2023

This book focuses on the continued impact of British colonial legacy on the rule of law in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. The legal system is intended to protect regular citizens, but within the majority of Africa the rule of law remains infused with Eurocentric cultural and ...

Democratic Practice and Governance in Nigeria

Democratic Practice and Governance in Nigeria

1st Edition

Edited By Ebenezer Oluwole Oni, Omololu Michael Fagbadebo, Dhikru Adewale Yagboyaju
September 25, 2023

This book examines the challenges confronting the practice of democracy and governance in Nigeria. The book examines the theoretical underpinnings and the procedural and institutional components of democratic practice in Nigeria, including the challenges associated with elections, the ...

Nigeria's Soft Power in Anglophone West Africa Insights from Ghana and Liberia

Nigeria's Soft Power in Anglophone West Africa: Insights from Ghana and Liberia

1st Edition

By Fidel Abowei
August 25, 2023

This book investigates Nigeria’s soft power capabilities in West Africa, demonstrating the extent to which the power of attraction may serve the country’s foreign policy interests. With the increasing popularity of internationally acclaimed cultural outputs, including afrobeat, Nollywood, and ...

Parliament in Ethiopia Participation, Representation and Resistance

Parliament in Ethiopia: Participation, Representation and Resistance

1st Edition

By Mercy Fekadu Mulugeta
August 15, 2023

African legislatures remain understudied, yet democratisation, development and peacebuilding all depend on these key political institutions. This book provides an in-depth analysis of Ethiopia’s parliament, a country of key political and strategic importance to the whole region. In 1931, Ethiopia’s...

African Bargaining Power with China Foreign Investment and Rising Influence

African Bargaining Power with China: Foreign Investment and Rising Influence

1st Edition

By Christina Seyfried
June 26, 2023

This book provides a detailed account of the political economy around investment deal negotiations between African governments and private Chinese investors. The book draws on evidence from experiments and hundreds of interviews with policy makers and Chinese investors across Nigeria, South ...

Civil Society and Democracy in Nigeria A Theoretical Approach

Civil Society and Democracy in Nigeria: A Theoretical Approach

1st Edition

By Bernard Nwosu
May 31, 2023

This book examines the complex relationship between the state and civil society and the impact that this has had on democratization processes in Nigeria from colonial times to the present. Expanding notions of democracy, the author builds a theoretical understanding of civil society to show how it ...

Complicity and Responsibility in Contemporary African Writing The Postcolony Revisited

Complicity and Responsibility in Contemporary African Writing: The Postcolony Revisited

1st Edition

By Minna Johanna Niemi
May 31, 2023

This book investigates the many ways in which contemporary African fiction has reflected on themes of responsibility and complicity during the postcolonial period.Covering the authors Ayi Kwei Armah, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nuruddin Farah, Michiel Heyns, and J. M. Coetzee, the book places each writer’s...

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