Item description for Democratic Transition in Anglophone West Africa by Jibrin Ibrahim...
Ibrahim offers a comparative study of the democratic transitions in the Anglophone countries of West Africa, identifying regional trends and discreet factors. He argues that democracy is creeping up the agenda, owing to a detremined struggle for human rights and because democracy has been denied to the people for so long. He identifies a number of common issues across the region: the rise of a militarised secular state; a significant increase in public corruption; the primitive accumulation of capital; an intense battle to deepen democracy between civil society and the state; the appropriation of gender poltiics by the state through the office of the 'first ladies'; and the growing dissidence between elections and political choice. The study also addresses what may be considered an acceptable regional model in Ghana, and an unacceptable example in Liberia.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.21" Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Release Date Sep 5, 2000
ISBN 2869781229 ISBN13 9782869781221
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More About Jibrin Ibrahim
Jibrin Ibrahim directs the International Human Rights Law Group in Nigeria. Previously he was Associate Professor of Political Science at Ahmadu Bello University. Nigeria. He has edited and co-edited a number of books, among which are Expanding Democratic Space in Nigeria (1997) and Democratic Processes in Africa (1995).