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.



The civilianisation of prosecutorial services in Tanzania

Prosecutorial authorities perform an important watchdog role in a democracy. Not only are they central to ensuring law and order, they are also an important means of ensuring that holders of public power do not abuse their powers through corruption, mismanagement of state resources and other forms of abuse of the state machinery. For a prosecutorial authority to exercise its functions effectively, it must itself be accountable and operate independently and efficiently.


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