Democratizing or reconfiguring predatory autocracy? myths and realities in Africa today

Mentan, Tatah, 1948-

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  • Creator Tatah Mentan
  • Format Books
  • Publication Mankon, Bamenda : Langaa Research & Pub. CIG, 2009.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (92 p.)
  • ISBNs 1283197944, 9786613197948, 9956715514, 9956715638, 9956615277
  • OCLC ocn830165728, ocn776204448


  • The celebrations that heralded democratic change in the 1990s in Africa have gradually faded into muffled cries of anger and attendant violence of despair. Almost everywhere on the continent so-called democratic leaders are openly subverting the people's will and disregarding national constitutions. Ordinary people find themselves removed from the centres of power, marginalized and reduced to helpless and hopeless onlookers as political leaders, their friends and families noisily enjoy the spoils of impunity. From Nigeria to Zimbabwe, Kenya to the Ivory Coast and Uganda to Cameroon, the writin


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [75]-78).
  • English


  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Dedication; Preface; Chapter One - Introduction; Chapter Two - Democracy: Why Myths and Realities in Africa?; Chapter Three - Why is Democracy a Contested Global Construct Today?; Chapter Four - Analytical Framework; Chapter Five - Democracy in Africa Today: A Historical Overview; Chapter Six - Pluralist Elections and Ideological Complementarity; Chater Seven - Neoliberalism, Stagnation and Killing of Democracy; Chapter Eight - Essential Elements of Democracy; Chapter Nine - Political Legitimacy and Democratic Culture
  • Chapter Ten - Summary and ConclusionChapter Eleven - Towards Social Democracy in Africa; References; Back Cover
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