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National identity and democracy in Africa

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Published by Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa, Mayibuye Centre at the University of the Western Cape, Nordic Africa Institute in [Pretoria, S.A.], [Bellville, S.A.], [Uppsala] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
    • Subjects:
    • Nationalism -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses,
    • Democracy -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses,
    • Ethnicity -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses,
    • Pluralism (Social sciences) -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses,
    • Politics and culture -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses,
    • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government -- 1960- -- Congresses

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by Mai Palmberg.
      GenreCongresses.
      SeriesMayibuye history and literature series ;, no. 95, Mayibuye history & literature series ;, no. 95.
      ContributionsPalmberg, Mai., Human Sciences Research Council., University of the Western Cape. Mayibuye Centre.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT352.8 .N36 1999
      The Physical Object
      Pagination352 p. :
      Number of Pages352
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6868948M
      ISBN 100796919011, 9171064419
      LC Control Number00395237
      OCLC/WorldCa43833733

      identity groups. The issues that identity groups pose for democracy are best analyzed in their specic political context, but other inquiries, I hope, willfi concentrate on other democratic countries. To indicate how ubiquitous and varied identity groups are in contemporary democracies, I also occasionallyFile Size: KB. Democracy in Africa. 4 years ago 7 min read. Share it! 0 Shares. Autocracy and social and political instability has for a long time hovered its dark cloud over Africa. Leaders on the continent have made significant changes to turn the continent around for the better towards democracy and good governance. Among the basic requirements of.

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      “The contributors to Ethnicity and Democracy in Africa refreshingly and convincingly remind us that ethnic attachments and democracy need not be mutually exclusive.”. Marie-Eve Desrosiers, African Studies Review The politics of identity and ethnicity will remain a .   Democracy in Africa: success stories that have defied the odds national identity is likely to make it easier underpinned a growing consensus on the value of democracy. In South Africa.


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National Identity and Democracy in Africa, edited by Mai Palmberg, offers the reader a global comparative analysis and significantly extends the thematic range of the previous two texts to include cultural landscapes, power and conflict, literary critiques and discourses on the politics of nation building.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Selected, rev. versions of papers presented at a conference entitled the National Identity and Democracy" held at the University of the Western Cape, Mar.National Identity and Democracy in Africa Edited by Mai Palmberg The Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa, the Mayibuye Centre at the University of the Western Cape and the Nordic Africa Institute South Africa is an extreme case of the usurpation of national identity by one minority group, the white Afrikaans-speakers.

This group saw themselves as the true South Africans, National identity and democracy in Africa book least until Verwoerd's time, when the Afrikaner project was turned into a white project, thus increasingly including the English-speaking whites.

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Civil Society, Emigration and Democracy in Africa: An Alternative Proposition By Bradley, Matthew Todd The Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer   The state of democracy in Africa.

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks how we should define, measure, and systematically understand democracy across the diverse continent of Africa, and beyond.

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His book’s great strength is to combine attention to the varied historical and cultural roots of issues that emerged in the s with a keen grasp of the political implications of the Cited by:   The central theoretical premise of this book is that North Africa is a multicultural region, where culture is inherently linked to politics, religion, gender, and society, and a place where democracy is gradually taking root despite many political and economic by: 7.

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Identity, Citizenship, and Political Conflict in Africa Book Description: Reflecting on the processes of nation-building and citizenship formation in Africa, Edmond J. Keller believes that although some deep parochial identities have eroded, they have not disappeared and may be more assertive than previously thought, especially in instances of.

emphasized as key factors in the determination of future economic assistance for Africa. The Development Advisory Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is on record in support of "participatory development," which includes democratization, improved governance, and human rights.

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The state of democracy in Africa is one of the most controversial and difficult questions facing the continent today. democracy will become entrenched within African societies. My take on the subject can be found in my new book, Democracy in Africa: Successes Towards the top of the list are a coherent national identity, strong and.

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It has been almost three decades since popular mobilisations, demanding better governance, drove the onset of democratisation in Africa. Although the consolidation of democracy – the building of democratic institutions and state capacity to manage the political and economic policies of society for development – remains a challenge, the number of current ‘democracies’ represents an.Like Nigeria, a major challenge to democracy in Africa is not the prevalence of ethnic diversity, but the use of identity politics to promote narrow tribal interests, i.e.

tribalism. In Africa, a great deal of the people primarily find their identity in ethnicity in place of national identity; and this also has significance in there won’t for.pride in South Africa given the fact that its modern history until the s was a negation of most of the assumptions of civic pride.

Therefore a section follows in which a synthesis is made of the constituting elements of civic pride in South Africa, both as positive and negative factors, and how they relate to national identity and democracy.