Traditional Authorities in Africa. Resurgence in an Era of Democratisation

Traditional Authorities in Africa. Resurgence in an Era of Democratisation

作者:Ubink, Janine
ISBN:9789087280529
语言:English
出版社:Leiden University Press
格式:Pdf
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Keywords

traditional authority; africa; democracy; Customary law; Ghana; Local government; Tribal chief

Abstract

Traditional authority is a distinguishing feature in the landscape of contemporary Africa. It remains important in organising the life of the people at the local level despite modern state structures. As a result, a large number of African countries have enhanced or formalised the position of their chiefs. At the same time, however, this resurgence of traditional authority coincides with the wave of democratisation across sub-Saharan Africa, and many question the desirability and legitimacy of tradiotional authority in modern forms of governance.

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作者:Ubink, Janine
ISBN:9789087280529
语言:English
出版社:Leiden University Press
格式:Pdf

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