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African Politics and Hegel's Concept of the State

Agbude, Godwyns .A. (2013) African Politics and Hegel's Concept of the State. The Public Administration and Social Policies Review, 1 (10).

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Abstract The most obvious pattern of African post-colonial States revolves around Hegel’s theory of State as the ultimate objectification or self-projection of the Absolute Spirit in which the drivers of government policies are superior to the people. This paper investigated and outlined the consequences and the remedy to this Hegel’s foundation of African States and emphasized the necessity for sustainable development to become the goal of those in the position of power in Africa. The remedy is located in the reconstruction of the concept of State in Africa with the purpose of producing a State that integrates the people into its policies and pursues development ideology that is people-oriented. This paper placed the responsibility of service and respect for the voices of the demos (the people) on the political leaders and their bureaucratic counterparts and recommended the provision of a viable socio-eco-political platform for the realization of the holistic development in Africa

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hegel, state, reconstruction, sustainable development, good governance, absolute spirit
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2015 21:01
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2015 21:01

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