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Title Legislative power in emerging African democracies / edited by Joel D. Barkan.
Imprint Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009.

Subject Legislative bodies -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Legislative power -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government -- 1960-
Alt Name Barkan, Joel D.
Description 1 online resource (x, 277 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-259) and index.
Contents African legislatures and the "third wave" of democratization / Joel D. Barkan -- Kenya's tortuous path to sucessful legislative development / Joel D. Barkan and Fred Matiangi -- The rise and ebb of Uganda's no-party parliament / Nelson Kasfir and Stephen Hippo Twebaze -- Benin : legislative development in Africa's first democratizer / Ladipo Adamolekun and Mouftaou Laleye -- Co-optation despite democratization in Ghana / Staffan I. Lindbert with Yongmei Zhou -- Rules and rents in Nigeria's National Assembly / Peter M. Lewis -- South Africa : emerging legislature or rubber stamp? / Joel D. Barkan -- Conclusion / Joel D. Barkan.
Summary A study of legislative development in Africa which explores why variations in the extent of legislative authority and performance across the continent are only partially related, if at all, to the overall level of democratization. Constraints that have retarded the development and power of legislatures across Africa, and how members of some legislatures are breaking free of those constraints, are analyzed. The impact of the legislative branch on the political process in six emerging African democracies is reviewed.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781626371118 (electronic bk.)
1626371113 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 871258461
Additional Format Print version: Legislative power in emerging African democracies 9781588266880 (DLC) 2009026969 (OCoLC)318571433

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