The Resource Comparative constitutionalism and good governance in the Commonwealth : an Eastern and Southern African perspective, John Hatchard, Muna Ndulo, Peter Slinn

Comparative constitutionalism and good governance in the Commonwealth : an Eastern and Southern African perspective, John Hatchard, Muna Ndulo, Peter Slinn

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Comparative constitutionalism and good governance in the Commonwealth : an Eastern and Southern African perspective
Title
Comparative constitutionalism and good governance in the Commonwealth
Title remainder
an Eastern and Southern African perspective
Statement of responsibility
John Hatchard, Muna Ndulo, Peter Slinn
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Using the Commonwealth countries of eastern and southern Africa (the ESA states) as the basis for discussion, this book analyses some of the key constitutional issues in the process of developing, strengthening and consolidating the capacity of states to ensure the good governance of their peoples. Utilising comparative material, the book seeks to draw lessons, both positive and negative, about the problems of constitutionalism in the region and, in doing so, critically addresses the legal issues involved in seeking to make constitutions 'work' in practice."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 342.6802
  • 342.6802
Index
index present
LC call number
KQC522
LC item number
.H68 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Comparative constitutionalism and good governance in the Commonwealth : an Eastern and Southern African perspective, John Hatchard, Muna Ndulo, Peter Slinn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-342) and index
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Contents
1. The democratic state in Africa : setting the scene -- 2. Constitutions and the search for a viable political order -- 3. Devising popular and durable national constitutions : the new constitutions of the 1990s -- 4. Perfecting imperfections : amending a constitution -- 5. Presidentialism and restraints upon executive power -- 6. Enhancing access to the political system -- 7. Making legislatures effective -- 8. The judiciary and the protection of constitutional rights -- 9. The devolution of power to local communities -- 10. Developing autochthonous oversight bodies : human rights commissions and offices of the ombudsman -- 11. Seeking constitutional control of the military -- 12. Constitutionalism and emergency powers -- 13. Constitutional governance : the lessons from southern and eastern experience
Control code
000024859971
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 361p.
Isbn
9780521584647
Lccn
2003055751
Other physical details
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.b20746532
System control number
  • 24859971dw
  • (OCoLC)270623951

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