A Critical Conception of Democracy in Facilitating Development in Africa

A Critical Conception of Democracy in Facilitating Development in Africa

In the last few years, studies to understand democracy in Africa have intensified with an objective to comprehend firstly if it is a contextually, culturally relevant and appropriate system of governance for Africa and secondly, the effects of a global ‘democratic recession’ on the state of democracy in Africa. Most African states have adopted a democratic system of governance with typical political representation based on harmonised elections and people-driven constitutions. More so, the regional governance system has adopted democracy-driven institutions through mechanisms such as the African Commission, the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights and the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA).

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