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Leadership, civil society and democratisation in Africa

Leadership, civil society and democratisation in Africa

case studies from eastern Africa

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Published by Development Policy Management Forum in Addis Ababa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Democratization -- Africa, Eastern,
  • Democracy -- Africa, Eastern,
  • Political participation -- Africa, Eastern,
  • Civil society -- Africa, Eastern,
  • Non-governmental organizations -- Africa, Eastern,
  • Africa, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1960-

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesCase studies from eastern Africa
    Statementedited by Abdalla Bujra, Said Adejumobi.
    ContributionsBujra, Abdalla., Adejumobi, Said., Development Policy Management Forum.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJQ2945.A91 L43 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 252 p. ;
    Number of Pages252
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23144242M
    LC Control Number2007381820

    The Role of Civil Society in the Growth of Democracy in Africa Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Remarks at the National Endowment for Democracy's Democracy Award Ceremony Washington, DC J As Delivered. Good evening.


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The past decade's "third wave" of democratization, the contributors argue, has been characterized by retreats as well as advances. In some cases, newly established democratic orders have devolved into pseudo-democracies.

made for civil society as a new ‘magic bullet’ for the problems of democracy and development. As one noted scholar puts it, the “church of civil society” has lost some of its membership and magic.

This is surely a good thing, bringing greater rigor to the debate and forcing a more analytical approach to civil society’s potential as aFile Size: KB. 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. The state of democracy in Africa is one of the most controversial and difficult questions facing the continent today.

democracy will become entrenched within African societies. My take on the subject can be found in my new book, Democracy in Africa As I understand it democracy allows society to choose leaders and make government based. In South Korea, the role of civil society in fostering democratic transition was reflected in a series of student and worker demonstrations against authoritarian rule and demanding liberalization and democratization during the latter part of the Size: 72KB.

In turn, foreign aid has increasingly been linked to a set of prescriptions for changes in both economic and political policies pursued by African governments. The so-called new world order also has had significant effects on African governments. As the influence and interest of the Soviet Union in Africa.

“First is to explore the role of civil society role that plays a democratic consolidating, the reason being that even though frequently discussed in the literature on democratic consolidation, the role civil society remains unclear.

Second is the dynamics between civil society and other factors that shape Size: KB. Civil society as watchdogs. The Liberian women’s struggle and ultimate success suggest the potential power of civil society in Africa. Civil society has provided an opening for youth seeking employment opportunities and democratic reforms in many countries, as in Liberia and in the countries of the Arab Spring in and Leadership, civil society and democratisation in Africa.

Addis Ababa: Development Policy Management Forum, (OCoLC) Online version: Leadership, civil society and democratisation in Africa. Addis Ababa: Development Policy Management Forum, (OCoLC) Material Type. Civil Society in Africa: The Role of a Catholic Parish in a Kenyan Slum In this book, I test the theory of scholars who argue that civil society plays a key role in promoting democracy, human rights and the rule of law celebrate the potential of civil society to deepen democracy and the critics.

Political Liberalization and Democratization in Africa: Lessons from Country Experiences. Since the late s, Africans have been engaged in efforts to transform their societies and provide themselves with more effective governance and economic structures.

Unfortunately, most of these efforts have not progressed beyond simple elections. Democracy in Africa. Leaders 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 of law.

Civil society. The process of democratisation is under way, it is argued. The vast network of inter-linking social processes - civil society, the media, academia, and public concern with accountability and transparency, which form the bedrock of true democracy - are strengthening.

Civil society mobilisation against corruption in Africa has also been at the heart of recent waves of protest on the continent. Tunisia’s autumn of discontent that led to the ousting of former president Ben Ali in started as a reaction against the corrupt ways of the ruling elite.

A trend assessment is conducted with the view to illuminate where the civil society organisation (CSO) stands, and in the pursuit of the developmental state in South Africa's young : Timi Legend Asuelime. Impact of corruption on democracy Systemic corruption erodes the credibility and legitimacy of, trust in and support for democratic constitutions, institutions and laws.

Policies, however well-intended, will lack credibility and fail to secure citizen, business and civil society buy-in if there is a perception that government is corrupt. The plurality of civil society and the diverse sets of relations that it engenders with the state is thus the best guarantee for the consolidation of democracy in South Africa.

- This article written by the University of Johannesburg Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Advancement, University of Johannesburg, Adam Habib, appeares.

Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and West Asia and North Africa regions. Table on Democracy and Gender Equality: The Role of the United Nations, New York, 4 May 38 for women in civil society and political parties, and provide increased support and financing forFile Size: 1MB.

Some argued that, in order for democracy to succeed, power must shift from authoritarian and military rulers to leaders who would be representative of and sensitive to the diverse ethnic groups in African societies.

These new leaders, they said, must direct a move to the protection of civil rights. The first extensive work on civil society and democratization in Africa, the book adds new insights to the applicability of democratization theory in a non-Western context, both filling a gap in and adding to the existing universal scholarship.

Role of Civil Society in Democratisation: A Case Study of Zambia By Ms. Sreya Maitra Democratisation, in contemporary politics has been considered a sine-qua-non of political maturity and modernisation. However, the process of democratisation involves not just the transition to democracy but also its subsequent consolidation.

While scholars acrossFile Size: 52KB. UNDP defines civil society as a third sector existing alongside and interacting with the state and private industry1). UNDP takes a broad view of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) of which non-governmental organizations are an important part, and recognizes that in practice civil society is an arena of both collaboration and contention.

Governance and the Role of Civil Society A Dóchas Perspective on the Potential Roles of Ireland Aid and Irish NGOs November 1. Introduction 2. Governance as a Development Issue 3. The key role of civil society 4.

Challenges for Ireland Aid in working on Civil Society and governance 5. Challenges for Irish and International NGOs Size: KB. The African Journal of Democracy and Governance (AJDG) / Revue africaine de la démocratie et de la gouvernance (RADG) is published under the auspices of the Institute for Democracy, Governance, Peace and Development in Africa (IDGPA)/Institute pour la démocratie, la gouvernance, la paix et le développement en Afrique (IDGPA, and a non-profit and independent civil society organisation.

for both government and civil society organisations to take a common stance in the art of good governance with public libraries playing a vital role in this regard. Civil society is an important aspect of democratisation process because it provides a vital link between citizens and the state.

It also provides an environment that can be used toFile Size: 25KB. HSF Background Report South Africa, 4 grew dramatically in the s, and presented a unified civil action against the apartheid state. The sector played ‘a vital part’ in the success of the struggle against apartheid, and the establishment of a democratic society (Ballard et File Size: 2MB.

Civil society sustainability: researchers argue that civil society is at a crossroads and action is needed to increase its sustainability5. USAID, CIVICUS and the West Africa Civil Society Institute have developed measures to assess civil society Size: KB.

The annual State of Civil Society Report analyses how contemporary events and trends are impacting on civil society, and how civil society is responding to the major issues and challenges of the day. This is the eighth edition of our report, focusing on actions and trends in This report is of, from and for civil society, drawing on over.

The full-orbed truth is that, in reality, the type of leadership prevalent in any society largely determines what that society eventually becomes. In other words, the political and economic strength of a nation, the moral and cultural direction the nation follows, the progress and respect it commands from other nations, are largely traceable to.

democratic state including: participatory governance, accountable political systems, free speech, the rule of law, independence of the judiciary and adequate the provision of democratic space for civil society to operate.

Political parties in Zambia, like elsewhere in Africa, lackFile Size: 98KB. Civil society can be understood as the "third sector" of society, distinct from government and business, and including the family and the private sphere. By other authors, civil society is used in the sense of 1) the aggregate of non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens or 2) individuals and organizations in a society which are independent of.

4 Heribert Adam, Book review, Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism 27 (Fall ): For a more qualified statement see Heribert Adam and Kogila Moodley, The Opening of the Apartheid Mind: Options for the New South Africa (Berkeley: University of California Press, ), the prIncIples of democrAcy Democratic principles are ideas that most people believe are essential for a democracy to thrive.

The most important principles of democracy are: Public participation: People have a right and a duty to participate in government and in civil society. Public participation includes standing for elections, voting inFile Size: KB.

processes in Africa highlight that an election is best conceptualized as an element of a broader political process, rather than a one-off event.4 Free and fair elections conducted on a regular basis are only one component of a healthy democratic society.

A robust civil society, independent media, a sound public administration, and an independent. Civil Society and Its Presuppositions: Lessons from Uganda Mikael Karlström 5.

Colonial Constructions- Historicizing Debates on Civil Society in Africa William Cunningham Bissell 6. Stating Politisi: The Dialogues of Publicity and Secrecy in Sierra Leone Mariane Ferme 7. Civil Lives: Leadership and Accomplishment in Botswana Deborah Durham 8.

hopes and anxieties for the African people, its leaders and democratic governments that develop must encourage the creation ofcivil society to cement the need for pluralism and multi-partypolitics in Africa. 5 1 Ewoh: Civil Society and Democratization Processes in Africa Published by [email protected] State University, Cited by: 2.

Mo Ibrahim, founder of Celtel International, one of Africa's leading mobile telephone companies, and The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which supports good governance and great leadership in Africa.Whether and to what extent democratization occurs has been attributed to various factors, including economic development, history, and civil society.

Economic development and modernization. Equality and inclusive institutions. Social capital and civil society. Elite-driven democratization. Waves of democracy.