Cameroon: The Stakes and Challenges of Governance and Development
Publication Year: 2009
Published by: African Books Collective
Notes on Contributors
In November 2005 the department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University Cameroon organized a seminar under the theme ‘‘The Challenges of Governance and Development in Cameroon.’’ The seminar was intended...
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Development, whatever it means (and it means different things to different people) is indispensable for the well being of people. Africa, the birth place of the humankind and the cradle of civilization is in dire need of...
Section One: Governance and Development
The three chapters that make up the first section of this book focus on the extent to which the government of Cameroon is implementing an appropriate ‘good governance’ programme/policy for development...
1. Governance and Development: A Review of the Debate in the Cameroonian Context
Governance has become a catchword in the development discourse today. In fact Kaufmann (2005: 41) states that governance – which remains a sensitive and misunderstood topic – is now being given a higher priority in development...
2. Corruption, Governance and Development in Cameroon
Of all vices in modern society corruption is one of the most pervasive, and although it is currently held to be one of the main obstacles to economic progress in the developing countries, its current existence is, irrespective...
3. Governance and Poverty Alleviation in Cameroon: Challenges and Opportunies
The state is a response to demands from society, invented as an instrument for improving society’s collective capacity. Thus, major changes in the economic and political realms do influence the design of state structures...
Section Two: Governance and the Higher Education System
This section focuses on public university administration and has two chapters which analyse students’ crisis and the appointment of personnel to posts of responsibility within the context of good governance. The thrust of the argument...
4. Governance in the University System and Students’ Crises in Cameroon
The Students’ crises that wrecked the University of Buea in 2006 and 2007 academic years caught the authorities of the university and those of the Higher Education Ministry off guards and for the first time these authorities...
5. Governance in the University System in Cameroon: The Appointment of Principal Officers
Governance of the higher education system in the Republic of Cameroon is mostly in the hands of appointed administrative personnel. They occupy different positions with varied job demands or role expectations...
Section Three: Governance and the Economy
Governance and economic performance in Cameroon is the focus of this section. In the two chapters that make up the section the authors have demonstrated by the use of statistical data that there is an indisputable relationship...
6. Governance and Doing Business in Cameroon
Good governance is epitomized by predictable, open, and enlightened policy making (that is, transparent processes); a bureaucracy imbued with a professional ethics; an executive arm of government accountable...
7. Governance and Economic Growth
As the UN Secretary General—Kofi Annan put it, “Good governance is perhaps the single most important factor in eradicating poverty and promoting development.” Around the world, more people are recognizing...
Section Four: Governance and Societal Issues
This last section of the book focuses on societal issues and has three chapters and a conclusion. The tree chapters are contributed by historians as case studies in more or less historical perspective. They concentrate on the media...
8. Changing Times, the Media and Governance in Cameroon 1961-2005
With the attainment of independence in the 1960s most, if not all, Africans thought the political leaders that succeeded the colonialists would guarantee their hopes and aspirations. However in less than two decades, it was realised...
9. Governance and Land Conflict: The Case of Aghem-Wum 1966-2005
Aghem is the host village of the headquarters of the Menchum division which is one of the seven administrative units of the Northwest province of Cameroon. The North-west province is situated in the western...
10. The Afo-A-Kom and Governance in Kom (C.1865 – 1973)
According to Hugh Honour and John Fleming (1995), most works of African art were created for a purpose, whether religious, social, political or exceptionally, to express the artist’s inner vision...
11. Conclusion: The Problematic of Governance and Development in Cameroon
The contributors to this volume offer a wide-ranging, multidisciplinary and an in-depth exploration of governance policy in Cameroon. It is not practicable to review all the critical issues they have raised here...
Page Count: 232
Publication Year: 2009
OCLC Number: 830166587
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