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Democracy and Accountability in Pre-colonial Africa: Lessons for Contemporary African States

Joshua, Segun and Oni, Samuel O. (2013) Democracy and Accountability in Pre-colonial Africa: Lessons for Contemporary African States. Jfe Journal of the Humanities and Social Studies (/JOHUSS). pp. 41-54.

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Abstract

The authors contribute to the debate on democracy and accountability in Africa by examining the nexus between democracy and accountability. They argue that whereas democracy engendered accountability in pre-colonial . Africa, modern democracy in Africa fails to bring accountability to the front burner of politics, which is attributed to colonial rule that led to the destruction of indigenous system cum the attitudes of postcolonial leaders. Given this scenario, the authors contend that accountability, which was the hall mark of pre-colonial Africa, should be imbibed by contemporary leaders of Africa. Africans should be sensitised to making their leaders answerable for their actions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: democracy, accountability, pre-colonial Africa, contemporary Africa
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2014 13:52
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2014 13:52
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2467

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