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  • Political Oratory and Cartooningby Jennifer Jackson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 102.95

    Jackson traces the lively skirmishes between Madagascar’spolitical cartoonists and politicians whose cartooning and publicoratory reveal an ever-shifting barometer of democracy in theisland nation.  The first anthropological study of the role of language andrhetoric in reshaping democracy Maps the dynamic relationship between formalized... more...

  • Nigeria's Critical Electionby John A. Ayoade; Adeoye A. Akinsanya

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 99.99

    Nigeria's Critical Election is an analytical exposition of the salient constitutional and political issues by Nigerian scholars who have studied, lived through, and taught those issues over the years. It offers a refreshing understanding of Nigerian politics which by issues, undertones, and sheer speed of political events are normally complex.... more...

  • The Cameroon Conditionby George Ngwane

    Langaa RPCIG 2012; US$ 26.95

    The Cameroon Condition brings together three seminal essays by George Ngwane, one of the most renowned, committed and daring Anglophone Cameroon writers. ?The Mungo Bridge,? is a stinging indictment of the tenuous relations between La Republique du Cameroun and the Southern Cameroons ? a marriage gone sour right from the honeymoon. It raises hard questions... more...

  • Governance Trends in West Africa 2006: A Synthesis Reportby Adebayo Olukoshi

    CODESRIA 2008; US$ 19.95

    It is hoped that readers of this synthesis report will find it useful as a quick and easily digestible summary of some of the key developments in West Africa that had a direct bearing on governance in the sub-region during 2006. more...

  • Zimbabwe?s Lost Decadeby Lloyd Sachikonye

    Weaver Press 2012; US$ 30.95

    Zimbabwe occupies a special place in African politics and international relations, and has been the subject of intense debates over the years. At independence in 1980, the country was better endowed than most in Africa, and seemed poised for economic development and political pluralism. The population was relatively well educated, the industrial and... more...

  • Cameroon: The Stakes and Challenges of Governance and Developmentby Nsoh Fonchingong; Bobuin Gemandze

    Langaa RPCIG 2009; US$ 29.95

    This book deals with the important subject of governance and development. Even more significantly, the book has the merits of critically evaluating the concept of good governance in an African context, identifying the internal factors that impinge on good governance and development, and proposing solutions. It provides empirical evidence on the extent... more...

  • A Fine Balanceby Karin Alexander; Gape Kaboyakgosi

    The Institute for Democracy in South Africa 2012; US$ 26.95

    This inaugural Democracy Index for Botswana is intended to set a benchmark for democracy to be measured against. The tool, developed and honed by Idasa over many years, assesses the depth of democracy in a country through five focus areas: participation, elections, accountability, political rights, and human dignity. The research relies on expert analysis... more...

  • Unfinished Business: Democracy in Namibiaby M. Sims

    The Institute for Democracy in South Africa 2012; US$ 26.95

    Idasa?s Democracy Index ? initially developed for South Africa ? is being expanded into Southern Africa in an effort to broaden the capacity of individuals and organisations monitoring and supporting democratic governance efforts in the region. This inaugural Democracy Index for Namibia is intended to set a benchmark for democracy to be measured against.... more...

  • Developing a Transformation Agenda for Zimbabweby Shari Eppel; Brian Raftopoulos

    The Institute for Democracy in South Africa 2009; US$ 19.95

    Developing a Transformation Agenda for Zimbabwe analyses the political and economic constraints on the nation's reconstruction and democratic transformation and suggests options for transformation in key sectors as well as lessons learnt from other transformations. The challenges in relation to transitional justice are analysed from an historical context... more...

  • Gender, Discourse and Power in the Cameroonian Parliamentby Lilian Lem Atanga

    Langaa RPCIG 2009; US$ 32.95

    This book investigates gender and power relations in the Cameroonian parliament using a critical discourse analytical approach, which focuses on social issues and seeks to expose unequal relations within institutions. The study identifies different gendered discourses within the speeches of Members of Parliament and government ministers. Consciously... more...