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Africa And The Democratic Option: A Quest For Effectiveness And Legitimacy In Governance, Austin Ogbe-Ogunsuyi Jul 1992

Africa And The Democratic Option: A Quest For Effectiveness And Legitimacy In Governance, Austin Ogbe-Ogunsuyi

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The prospects of democracy in Africa is the central concern of this study. The factors that contribute to the existence of undemocratic or autocratic governments in most of Africa therefore becomes our major focus for evaluation. An analysis of the pre-colonial, colonial and neocolonial political history of Africa attributes autocracy in Africa to irreconcilable differences between the African traditional institutions and the imposed colonial political and economic systems. This socio-economic and political disharmony orchestrated by the colonial economics of exploitation, set the tone for neo-colonial African States fraught with economic and political instability. Our research strategy involved a qualitative technique ...


Single Party And National Integration In Africa The Case Of The Mpr In Zaire, Ben O. Olofio Jul 1987

Single Party And National Integration In Africa The Case Of The Mpr In Zaire, Ben O. Olofio

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The aim of this study was to determine whether or not the Mouvement Populaire de la Revolution (MPR) as a single political party in Zaire has brought about national integration in the country. The Charter of the Party, herein referred to as the Nsele Manifesto, states that "the MPR intends to restore the state authority and the union of the Zaireans for the sake and the grandeur of the Republic." Carried out from a historical materialist perspective, the study comes up with three major findings. First, from a behavioral standpoint the MPR has implemented a vertical integration in Zaire as ...