The Resource Democratizing or reconfiguring predatory autocracy? : myths and realities in Africa today, Tatah Mentan

Democratizing or reconfiguring predatory autocracy? : myths and realities in Africa today, Tatah Mentan

Label
Democratizing or reconfiguring predatory autocracy? : myths and realities in Africa today
Title
Democratizing or reconfiguring predatory autocracy?
Title remainder
myths and realities in Africa today
Statement of responsibility
Tatah Mentan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 writing is on the wall. The experiment with democracy has blatantly taken a dangerous nosedive. There is a crisis of honest, committed and democratic leadership, in spite of the advancements in education and intellectualism of the populace, and despite the influences of globalization and new understandings of governance. In this brief volume, Tatah Mentan makes an incisive diagnosis of how the "security forces" brutally crush protests against bids to stay in power through corrupt electoral practices as well as how opposition voices have been hunted down and crushed or intimidated into graveyard silence. This is a clarion call for Africans to embrace the values of People Power in synch with the dictates of the current global imperatives. There is no place for visionless leadership. Africans need to raise their voices to recapture their freedom
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
342.6029
Index
no index present
LC call number
JQ1875
LC item number
.M46 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Democratizing or reconfiguring predatory autocracy? : myths and realities in Africa today, Tatah Mentan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-78)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn776204448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 78 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956615278
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35820147
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)776204448
  • pebcs9956615277

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
Processing Feedback ...