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The Resource Protecting minority rights in African countries : a constitutional political economy approach, John Mukum Mbaku (Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor of Economics & John S. Hinckley Fellow, Attorney & Counselor at Law (Licensed in Utah), Weber State University, US)

Protecting minority rights in African countries : a constitutional political economy approach, John Mukum Mbaku (Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor of Economics & John S. Hinckley Fellow, Attorney & Counselor at Law (Licensed in Utah), Weber State University, US)

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Protecting minority rights in African countries : a constitutional political economy approach
Title
Protecting minority rights in African countries
Title remainder
a constitutional political economy approach
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John Mukum Mbaku (Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor of Economics & John S. Hinckley Fellow, Attorney & Counselor at Law (Licensed in Utah), Weber State University, US)
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eng
Summary
In this enlightening book, John Mukum Mbaku analyses the main challenges of constitutional design and the construction of governance institutions in Africa today. He argues that the central issues are: providing each country with a constitutional order that is capable of successfully managing sectarian conflict and enhancing peaceful coexistence; protecting the rights of citizens - including those of minorities; minimizing the monopolization of political space by the majority (to the detriment of minorities); and, effectively preventing government impunity. Mbaku offers a comprehensive analysis of various approaches to the management of diversity, and shows how these approaches can inform Africa's struggle to promote peace and good governance. He explores in depth the existence of dysfunctional and anachronistic laws and institutions inherited from the colonial state, and the process through which laws and institutions are formulated or constructed, adopted, and amended. A close look at the constitutional experiences of the American Republic provides important lessons for constitutional design and constitutionalism in Africa. Additionally, comparative politics and comparative constitutional law also provide important lessons for the management of diversity in African countries. Mbaku recommends state reconstruction through constitutional design as a way for each African country to provide itself with laws and institutions that reflect the realities of each country, including the necessary mechanisms and tools for the protection of the rights of minorities. From students and scholars to NGOs, lawyers and policymakers, this unique and judicious book is an essential tool for all those seeking to understand and improve governance and development in Africa
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1950-
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Mbaku, John Mukum
Index
index present
LC call number
KQC575
LC item number
.M33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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Edward Elgar Publishing
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Protecting minority rights in African countries : a constitutional political economy approach, John Mukum Mbaku (Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor of Economics & John S. Hinckley Fellow, Attorney & Counselor at Law (Licensed in Utah), Weber State University, US)
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Includes index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Contents: Preface -- 1. General introduction: issues in Africa's efforts to protect the rights of minority groups -- 2. The historical foundations of the problem -- 3. The critical domains in the postindependence period -- 4. Confronting poverty and underdevelopment in Africa today -- 5. Why process is important in constitutional design -- 6. Process-driven constitutional design, legitimacy and minority rights: constituent assemblies -- 7. Process-driven constitutional design, legitimacy and minority rights: the constitution-making process -- 8. The importance of legitimacy to compliance and constitutional maintenance in Africa -- 9. Enhancing the protection of minority rights in Africa: lessons from US constitutional practice -- 10. Thinking of political democracy -- 11. Comparative constitutional law and the management of ethnocultural diversity -- 12. Enhancing the protection of minority rights in Africa: consociational democracy -- 13. Polyarchy, participation and minority rights in Africa -- 14. Governance and group-differentiated citizenship in the African countries -- 15. Constitutional design, constitutionalism and the protection of minority rights in Africa: the way forward -- Index
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unknown
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1 online resource (368 pages)
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online
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Temp Access
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9781786438614
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(e-book)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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Protecting minority rights in African countries : a constitutional political economy approach, John Mukum Mbaku (Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor of Economics & John S. Hinckley Fellow, Attorney & Counselor at Law (Licensed in Utah), Weber State University, US)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents: Preface -- 1. General introduction: issues in Africa's efforts to protect the rights of minority groups -- 2. The historical foundations of the problem -- 3. The critical domains in the postindependence period -- 4. Confronting poverty and underdevelopment in Africa today -- 5. Why process is important in constitutional design -- 6. Process-driven constitutional design, legitimacy and minority rights: constituent assemblies -- 7. Process-driven constitutional design, legitimacy and minority rights: the constitution-making process -- 8. The importance of legitimacy to compliance and constitutional maintenance in Africa -- 9. Enhancing the protection of minority rights in Africa: lessons from US constitutional practice -- 10. Thinking of political democracy -- 11. Comparative constitutional law and the management of ethnocultural diversity -- 12. Enhancing the protection of minority rights in Africa: consociational democracy -- 13. Polyarchy, participation and minority rights in Africa -- 14. Governance and group-differentiated citizenship in the African countries -- 15. Constitutional design, constitutionalism and the protection of minority rights in Africa: the way forward -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (368 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Temp Access
Isbn
9781786438614
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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