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Author Olukoshi, Adebayo O.

Title Governance trends in West Africa, 2006 : a synthesis report / Adebayo Olukoshi
Published [Dakar] : Codesria : Osiwa, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (32, 33 pages) : map
Contents Governance in West Africa: Historical Background: Contemporary Context -- Scope of the Report -- Recurring Themes in West African Governance in 2006 -- Looking Ahead to 2007 -- Proposed Policy Dialogue Themes -- Select Bibliography
Summary The West African sub-region has a distinctive history as one of the most dynamic parts of the African continent. Forged out of a long, often contradictory, always contested trajectory of state formation, dissolution, and recomposition that has been accompanied at different stages by widespread population movements, the sub-region has, inevitably, grappled with a wide range of core, enduring governance questions. These questions have contributed, to one degree or another, to the making and character of contemporary state systems, as well as the political cultures underpinning them. This synthesis report is a quick and easily digestible summary of some of the key developments in West Africa which had a direct bearing on governance in the sub-region during 2006. Rather than an exhaustive chronological report, the work is an omnibus tying up various developments in West Africa in presentational and analytic rubrics that are designed to give insights into a variety of governance issues. It forms the basis for future research. The report is in both English and French
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Text in English and French, bound back-to-back and inverted
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Subject Africa, Western -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
Author Codesria.
Open Society Initiative for West Africa.
LC no. 2008345490
ISBN 1282901397
2869784023 (electronic bk.)
9782869784024 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Tendances de gouvernance en Afrique de l'Ouest en 2006 : un rapport de synthèse