Philosophy, democracy, and responsible governance in Africa

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StatementJ. Obi Oguejiofor, ed.
SeriesStudies in African philosophy -- v. 1
ContributionsOguejiofor, J. Obi, Bigard Memorial Seminary (Enugu, Nigeria)
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 608 p. :
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Open LibraryOL18485626M
ISBN 103825871053

Philosophy, Democracy, and Responsible Governance in Africa. Obi Oguejiofor (ed.) Delta Publications () Practical and Theoretical Problems in the Emergence of Responsible Governance in Africa. Udo Etuk. Philosophy, Politics, Democracy: Selected Essays.

emphasized as key factors in the determination of future economic assistance for Africa. The Development Advisory Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is on record in support of "participatory development," which includes democratization, improved governance, and human rights.

Philosophy, democracy, and responsible governance in Africa (Book) 2 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. 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.

Abstract. Ikuenobe examines the philosophical nature and justification of democracy, and the normative foundation of good governance. Although theoretically, democracy is considered a good form of government, its Western liberal and multi-party incarnations in Africa have not produced the kind of good governance that exists in Western : Polycarp Ikuenobe.

Democracy Defined. To fix ideas, the term “democracy,” as I will use it in this article, refers very generally to a method of group decision making characterized by a kind of equality among the participants at an essential stage of the collective decision making. Obi Oguejiofor (ed.) ^Philosophy, Democracy and Responsible Governance in Africa A / LIT.

Cletus Umezinwa - - In J. Obi Oguejiofor (ed.), Philosophy, Democracy, and Responsible Governance in Africa. Delta Publications. details African Political Philosophy in African/Africana Philosophy. Questions surrounding democracy, governance, and development especially in the 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 socioeconomically, and its democracy. African Democracy Its Origins and Development in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania by Gardner Thompson.

The concepts of democracy and good governance have been at the centre of criticism of governments all over the world. What democracy entails, however, has never been agreed, most notably on the African continent.

Book Preview. Currency. National Security, Good Governance & Democracy in Africa [Mou, Dr. Dan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

National Security, Good Governance & Democracy in Africa. Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that deals with knowledge in general. Questions about the origin, nature, sources, limits and validation of human knowledge are basic epistemological issues.

the judiciary in democratic governance: some insights from the indian experience ms. justice m.

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fathima beevi 31 some important problems and aspects of democracy in the context of the black african states professor abd-el kader boye 37 towards a universal declaration on democracy dr. awad ei mor 47 democracy and the individual will.

MEANING OF GOVERNANCEGovernance in GeneralThe word “governance” came from the Latin verb “gubernare,” or more originally from the Greek word “kubernaein,” which means “to steer.” Basing on its etymology, governance refers to the manner of steering or governing, or of directing and controlling, a group of people or a ance is essentially related to politics.

The African Journal of Democracy and Governance (AJDG) is a fully peer-reviewed quarterly, multi- inter- and transdisciplinary journal that publishes editorials, articles, essays, book reviews, and notes on issues related to democracy, good governance, development and peace in Africa.

‘Accessible yet authoritative and often provocative, Nic Cheeseman’s book provides an exceptional history of contemporary democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

His book’s great strength is to combine attention to the varied historical and cultural roots of issues that emerged in the s with a keen grasp of the political implications of the.

For Africa, we need to restore Ubuntu, first as a guiding philosophy to the contemporary governance but secondly and most importantly as a basis for raising the moral threshold in our politics.

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Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία, The term is derived from the Greek words dēmokratiā, dēmos (“people”) and kratos (“rule”) "rule by [the] people") is a form of government in which the people have the authority to choose their governing people are and how authority is shared among them are core issues for democratic theory, development and constitution.

8 Democracy, Governance and Economic Policy experience. The likely implications of such political developments for economic management are tentatively explored in the concluding chapter.

Summaries of the main conclusions are provided at the end of each of the first three Parts. See answer to Is democracy feasible in most, if not all African countries.

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Democracy works when there is a big population of educated middle class citizens who vote for leaders due to their performance and competence and not for political, religio.

Ethics, accountability and democracy as pillars of good governance Case of South Africa M L Koenane University of South Africa South Africa F Mangena University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe ABSTRACT In postcolonial and post-apartheid contemporary Africa, ethics, accountability and democracy are usually divorced.

This article argues that the three are. Description:xii, p. ; 24 cm. Contents: Governance and the study of politics / Goran Hyden, Toward governance in Africa: popular demands and state responses / Michael Bratton & Nicolas van de Walle, Governance, democracy, and the Senegalese elections / Crawford Young & Babacar Kante, State-society relations in Botswana: beginning Format: Paperback.

observes that for Africa to overcome the crises of leadership and governance in the continent, those on whom the burden of leadership will fall in the future must fully comprehend their responsibilities, duties and obligation.

They must also be exposed and be prepared to face the challenges of leadership in developing society. Democracy in Africa.

4 years ago 7 min read. Share it. on the continent have made significant changes to turn the continent around for the better towards democracy and good governance. Democracy refers to a form of government where a constitution guarantees basic personal and political rights, fair and free elections, and independent courts.

Good Governance in Africa 2 countries have experienced the same problems, and that even the economic powerhouse of South Africa is heading down Zimbabwe’s path, suggests there might be something wrong with the democratic system inherited by African nations.

Blaming individuals or. Part 2 New world order, new development discourse: the changing fate of "democracy" in development-- the end of the Cold War-- the failure of structural adjustment programmes-- power, hegemony and the good governance discourse. A democracy is a political system, or a system of decision-making within an institution or organization or a country, in which all members have an equal share of power.

Modern democracies are characterized by two capabilities that differentiate them fundamentally from earlier forms of government: the capacity to intervene in their own societies and the recognition of their sovereignty by an. On the terms ‘Ethics’ and ‘Morality’ The term ‘ethics’ is technically used by philosophers to mean a philosophical study of morality—morality understood as a set of social rules, principles, norms that guide or are intended to guide the conduct of people in a society, and as beliefs about right and wrong conduct as well as good or bad character.

In a democracy, government is only one thread in the social fabric of many and varied public and private insti-tutions, legal forums, political parties, organizations, Characteristics of Democracy An educated citizenry is the best guarantee for a thriving democracy.

Tolerance and cooperation build democracy. Governance and Political Representation Freedom of the Mass Media Human Rights and Religious Freedom Economic Freedom and Human Development Conclusion Chapter 11 • Namibia: A Successful Parliamentary Democracy M.

Fenyo Toyin Falola. Democracy in Africa. African-style democracy has also been responsible for much of the ethnic conflict, poverty and misery that characterises this continent.

African-style democracy has also, to a large extent, created the conditions in which extremist fundamentalist organisations like Boko Harem and al Shabaab are able, not only to gain a foothold, but to thrive.Governance in Africa, says the Chairman of the South Commission, must be improved for the continent's countries and people to build real freedom and real development.

However, his definition of good governance is different from the one used by the rich countries in meting out aid to poor nations.Today, though, the demand for effective leadership and systematic leadership development in Africa is growing more rapidly than ever before.

A critical shortage of upcoming leaders is responsible for the underdevelopment of organizations in many African countries (Ugwuegbu, ).