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Published: 10 September 2019

672 Pages


ISBN: 9780198846154

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Decentralization and Constitutionalism in Africa

Edited by Charles M. Fombad and Nico Steytler

Stellenbosch Handbooks in African Constitutional Law

  • The first study to explore the objectives and impact of decentralization initiatives in Africa, including the African Unions Charter on Decentralization, and the conditions necessary for their effective implementation
  • Shows how decentralization can be used to accomplish democratic, accountable, and responsive governance, but which is, in turn, also much dependent on the realisation of constitutionalism
  • Assesses the relative success of decentralizing initiatives across a range of African jurisdictions