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Between State and Community: Challenges to Redesigning Governance in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Hyden, Goran
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-21T19:03:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-21T19:03:42Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8014
dc.description.abstract "The argument of this paper is that academic as well as policy discourse on African politics and development remains split between those who adhere to a improving macro structures and those who believe the region's future potential lies in its micro-level institutions. The former is driven primarily by international development agencies; the latter by assorted academics and activists. For ordinary Africans this is a chasm forcing them to seek solutions on their own or, if they can, opting out. The paper will discuss previous approaches that have been used to explain Africa's predicament and point to what they all have in common: an implicit reference to Africa's informal institutions. What potential do they have for rethinking and redesigning governance? Which are the options open for such a bold effort? These questions will be discussed with current approaches and particular country specifics in mind." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject citizen participatory management en_US
dc.subject governance and politics en_US
dc.subject citizen organization en_US
dc.subject democracy en_US
dc.subject Tocqueville, Alexis de en_US
dc.subject institutions en_US
dc.subject NGOs en_US
dc.title Between State and Community: Challenges to Redesigning Governance in Africa en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Designing Constitutional Arrangements for Democratic Governance in Africa: Challenges and Possibilities en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates March 30-31 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Bloomington, IN en_US

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