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Conference paper Conference paper Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:The coming African hour: dialectics of opportunities and constraints
Editor:Sindjoun, LucISNI
City of publisher:Pretoria
Publisher:Africa Institute of South Africa
ISBN:0798302305; 9780798302302
Geographic terms:Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
South Africa
government policy
State-society relationship
civil society
natural resource management
conflict resolution
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This volume is about the reality of development in Africa. The chapters were presented initially during the 14th biennial congress of the African Association of Political Science (AAPS) in June 2003. The first part of the book deals with the interaction between State, democracy and development (chapters by Dirk Kotze, Tukumbi Lumumba Kasongo, Khabele Matlosa and Allan Mushonga, Joseph E. Imhanlahimi (on Nigeria), and Adekunle Amuwo). Part II addresses the issue of natural resources and governance (A.A. Adesopo and A.S. Asaju on natural resource distribution and federalism in Nigeria; Dauda S. Garuba on oil and the politics of natural resources governance in Nigeria). Part III focuses on the role of civil society in development (Keith Gosschalk on Pagad in South Africa, 1996-2003; Nancy Kwang Johnson on the NGO revolution in Senegal; and Bhekinkosi Moyo on civil society in South Africa). The fourth part apprehends conflict management as a key component of developmental governance (Augustine Ikelegbe on ethnic militias and conflict in Nigeria; Asnake Kefale on ethnic federalism and conflict management in Ethiopia: the case of Dire Dawa; Gani Joses Yoroms on the challenges of confidence-building measures for crisis management in Africa; and Peter Morepje Nchabeleng on African peace summits and the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1998-2002) The fifth part brings back the debate on the State in its complex relation with societies, from the Nigerian and South African perspectives (Okwudiba Nnoli, Christopher Isike, Kevin Ebele Adinnu, Marlene Roefs). The final part focuses on NEPAD and reinventing development in Africa (Ukoha Ukiwo, Dani W. Nabudere, Kwame Boafo Arthur, and Manar Elshorbagy). [ASC Leiden abstract]