Accountable Government in Africa

Perspectives from Public Law and Political Studies

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A number of leading experts in the fields of public law, political science and democratization studies contributed to this book to identify ways of making African governments accountable and describe the extent to which these mechanisms work in practice. It presents new knowledge about legal and political developments in a number of African countries that are relevant to the policy goal of developing and deepening democratic governance and accountable government on the continent. This book is of interest to academics, students and practitioners in the fields of public law, public administration, political studies and African studies.




This book is the product of a three-year partnership between the University of Cape Town, the University of Dar es Salaam and the University of Warwick. The objectives of this partnership were to investigate problems of accountability and constitutional implementation in Africa, with a specific focus on formal and informal institutions of accountability and external accountability support; to draw on this knowledge in developing new or revising existing courses in law and politics at the three partner institutions; to encourage interdisciplinary and comparative research; and to stimulate curriculum development in comparative constitutional law and political studies.


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