Item description for The Feasibility of Democracy in Africa (Gender Institute Series) by Claude Ake...
Issues dealt with in this study of democracy in Africa, include underdevelopment and economic marginality, ethnic consciousness and the nature of political power in Africa. A true African democracy, Ake argues, is both a second independence and a deep need for self- realisation. The late distinguished scholar outlines, in a sweeping continental survey, how the democratic commitment has transformed Africa's legacy of dictatorship, military regimes and single-party rule. He also demonstrates how cleverly conservative autocrats have spoken the democratic message and subverted its promise. The danger of trivialising democracy into successive multi-party elections is now very real, and the books spells out the hazards facing nascent democratic movements.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2005
ISBN 2869780826 ISBN13 9782869780828
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More About Claude Ake
Claude Ake is director of the Centre for Advanced Social Science in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Claude Ake was born in 1952 and has an academic affiliation as follows - The Brookings Institution.