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Rethinking Good Governance: African Politics At a Crossroad

Agbude, Godwyns .A. and Yartey, Adaina (2012) Rethinking Good Governance: African Politics At a Crossroad. The Nigerian Business Journal, 2 (1). pp. 1-19. ISSN 1788-1625

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The African political experience since independence in the latter half of the Twentieth Century clearly discloses a sour story in need of a sober reflection. There have been different reasons advanced for the present situation or state of development, political or otherwise, in the African States. One of the most foremost reasons is the Leadership problem that the Continent happens to be riddled with. This problem is reflected in different spheres of life of the postcolonial African States. However, most riveting is the effect it has had on Governance. At most, the form of Governance in these countries, or more explicitly, the manner of governing in the same cannot be said to be good, as the qualities that are attached to Good Governance are lacking in these countries. Therefore, this paper is concerned with the reassessment of the African politics and a redirection of the same towards Good Governance especially at this point in African Development history, it is imperative that there be a turn - around from the co"uptive form of Governance practiced in most African countries, to Good Goyernance since it is the most potent way to save Africa from doom and steer it towards the Development much needed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Governance, Good Governance, African Politics and Development
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2015 12:16
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 12:16

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