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Title:Democratization and public administration in Cameroon since the 1990s: an overview
Author:Tabi, Ameli ValentineISNI
Periodical:African Administrative Studies (ISSN 0007-9588)
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:constitutional reform
civil service reform
Abstract:The transition to democratic rule in Cameroon in particular and Africa in general has turned out to be less promising than earlier anticipated. It has fallen short of providing the paradigm shift that many had hoped for in the conduct of public affairs - good governance, accountability of bother rulers and ruled, respect for human dignity and basic freedoms. This paper contends that, though Cameroon has seen a plethora of legislation since the early 1990s directed towards democratizing and liberalizing the public sphere and the political landscape, very little has been done in earnest to actually comply with the newly acquired rules. Both public authority figures and the citizenry still harbour and manifest the same old habits, attitudes and mindsets that were the stock-in-trade in the heydays of the one-party totalitarian State. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]