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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Michael Nwankpa
November 11, 2022

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, ...

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Zimbabwe’s Liberation Struggle Revolutionaries and Sellouts

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Zimbabwe’s Liberation Struggle: Revolutionaries and Sellouts

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Munyaradzi Nyakudya, Wesley Mwatwara, Joseph Mujere
October 25, 2022

This book provides a timely reconceptualization of Zimbabwe’s anti-colonial liberation struggle, resisting simple binaries in favour of more nuanced, critical analysis. Most historiographies characterize Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle as being defined by simple bifurcations along racial, ethnic, ...

Contemporary Governance Challenges in the Horn of Africa

Contemporary Governance Challenges in the Horn of Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Charles Manga Fombad, Assefa Fiseha, Nico Steytler
September 06, 2022

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 ...

Governance and Inclusive Growth in the Africa Great Lakes Region Progress, Problems, and Prospects

Governance and Inclusive Growth in the Africa Great Lakes Region: Progress, Problems, and Prospects

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Paul Mulindwa
June 17, 2022

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the development and governance nexus in Africa’s Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes region continues to experience many challenges, yet much of the literature continues to focus on political governance, leaving behind the socio-economic aspects of ...

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
December 31, 2021

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 ...

Managing Violent Religious Extremism in Fragile States Building Institutional Capacity in Nigeria and Kenya

Managing Violent Religious Extremism in Fragile States: Building Institutional Capacity in Nigeria and Kenya

1st Edition

By Abosede Omowumi Babatunde, Mahfouz A. Adedimeji, Shittu Raji, Jacinta Mwende Maweu, John Mwangi Githigaro
September 30, 2021

This book examines how African states can build the institutional capacity to better prevent, manage and cope with the new security challenges posed by violent religious extremism. Despite the evidence that violent religious extremism is exacerbated by underlying social, political, economic and ...

Civil Society and Democracy in Nigeria A Theoretical Approach

Civil Society and Democracy in Nigeria: A Theoretical Approach

1st Edition

By Bernard Nwosu
July 28, 2021

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 ...

The Politics of Contemporary Ethiopia Ethnic Federalism and Authoritarian Survival

The Politics of Contemporary Ethiopia: Ethnic Federalism and Authoritarian Survival

1st Edition

By Yohannes Gedamu
July 23, 2021

This book investigates the role of ethnic federalism in Ethiopian politics, reflecting on a long history of division amongst the country’s political elites. The book argues that these patterns have enabled the resilience and survival of authoritarianism in the country, and have led to the failure ...

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 04, 2021

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...

Political Change and Constitutionalism in Africa Emerging Trends

Political Change and Constitutionalism in Africa: Emerging Trends

1st Edition

Edited By Okon Akiba
December 31, 2020

Political Change and Constitutionalism in Africa examines the complexities of government and obstacles facing constitutional democracy in transitional African societies. The chapters provide a critical, conceptual framework to probe, interpret and understand the dimensions of current and impending...

Non-State Social Protection Actors and Services in Africa Governance Below the State

Non-State Social Protection Actors and Services in Africa: Governance Below the State

1st Edition

Edited By Nicholas Awortwi, Gregor Walter-Drop
September 01, 2020

For millions of Africans, the social situation is dire. Over half of the population of Sub-Sahara Africa do not have access to improved sanitation facilities, and about a quarter are undernourished. If factors such as armed conflicts in the region, the impact of climate change, or the widespread ...

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
July 01, 2020

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 ...

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