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Title Democracy, good governance and development in Africa / edited by Munyaradzi Mawere & Tendai R. Mwanaka
Published Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2015
Mankon, Cameroon : Langaa Research & Publishing CIG, [2015]
[Oxford, England] : Distributed in and outside N. America by African Books Collective
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Contents Good governance, democracy and sustainable development in Africa : an introduction / Munyaradzi Mawere & Tendai R. Mwanaka -- Envisioning African democracy in the twenty-first century : mwana washe muranda kumwe and the coloniality of contrived democracy" / Artwell Nhemachena -- Towards a United States of Africa : concepts, issues, and methodologies / Tendai R. Mwanaka and Munyaradzi Mawere -- African democracy vis-a-vis western democracy : Afrikenticating, follyfying, expibasketizing, and reversing the "African democracy" debate / Peter Ateh-Afac Fossungu -- Mandela and coloniality in South Africa / Ngonidzashe Marongwe & Tinashe Mawere -- The state and knowledge of democracy in West Africa : a critical analysis / Richard Asante -- Paradigm clash, imperial methodological epistemologies and development in Africa : observations from rural Zimbabwe and Zambia / Munyaradzi Mawere & Gertjan van Stam -- Exploring indigenous religious tenets for democratic sustainability in contemporary Nigerian society / Akiti Glory Alamu -- Global political agreement and the government of national unity in Zimbabwe : legal and political reflections / Alex Magaisa -- Culture, ethics and politics for a better and sustainable Africa : the Mozambican experience / Munyaradzi Mawere, Annastacia M. Mawere, and Pedro Celso Jovo -- Education for sustainable development in Africa : an appraisal with focus on Nigerian experience / Patrick U. Nwosu -- The unsung dimension of great Zimbabwe national monument : a critique / Tapuwa Raymond Mubaya, Munyaradzi Mawere and Joshua Chikozho -- Youths and ethno-religious conflicts in Sino-Nigerian countries : a comparative and transformative approach / Lemuel Ekedegwa Odeh -- Reviving African indigenous institutions for democracy, good governance and development : lessons from Zimbabwe / Misheck, P. Chingozha; Munyaradzi Mawere & Annastacia M. Mawere -- Architectures, technologies and indigenous knowledge in Africa : the impetus and potential of the Batonga indigenous knowledge and technology for fostering sustainable development / Joshua Chikozho, Tapuwa R. Mubaya & Munyaradzi Mawere
Summary Questions surrounding democracy, governance, and development especially in view of Africa have provoked acrimonious debates in the past few years. It remains a perennial question why some decades after political independence in Africa the continent continues experiencing bad governance, lagging behind socio-economically, and its democracy questionable. We admit that a plethora of theories and reasons, including iniquitous and maledictious ones, have been conjured in an attempt to explain and answer the questions on why Africa seems to be lagging behind other continents in issues pertaining to good governance, democracy and socio-economic development. Yet, none of the theories and reasons proffered so far seems to have provided enduring solutions to Africa's diverse complex problems and predicaments. This book dissects and critically examines the matrix of Africa's multifaceted problems on governance, democracy and development in an attempt to proffer enduring solutions to the continent's long-standing political and socio-economic quandaries and hitches. Contributions are by African scholars and researchers from different disciplinary orientations and countries. Grounded in empirical reality as well as the lived experiences of the contributors, the book is an invaluable asset for social scientists, development practitioners, politicians and civil society activists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Democracy -- Africa.
Economic development -- Africa -- Political aspectst
Africa -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
Author Mawere, Munyaradzi, editor
Mwanaka, Tendai R., editor
ISBN 9789956763122 (electronic bk.)
9956763128 (electronic bk.)