The Crisis of Democratization in the Greater Hor - Towards Building Institutional Foundations (Hardback)Kidane Mengisteab (author)
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Detailed studies of Ethiopia, Somaliland, Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda reveal the difficulties posed by institutional structures that are often weak and lack accountability; fragmented economies - which range from modern capitalist to subsistence farming and pastoral systems; and governance marked by differing conceptions of property rights and conflict adjudication practices and varied resource allocation systems. Chronic violent ethnic-based civil wars and social conflicts and deep-rooted ethnic divisions only exacerbate the states' ability to foster democratic governance, or even to manage diversity properly. The contributors examine why the countries of the Horn have been unable to overcome these obstacles to democratization and explore how and why an alternative approach is more likely to be compatible with the socioeconomic realities and cultural values in transitional societies.
Kidane Mengisteab is Professor of African Studies and Political Science at Pennsylvania State University. He is co-editor of Regional Integration, Identity and Citizenship in the Greater Horn of Africa (James Currey, 2012) and, most recently, Traditional Institutions in Contemporary African Governance (2017).
Publisher: James Currey
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 666 g
Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 15 mm
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