Cover

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 2-3

Contents

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. iii-vi

read more

Introduction

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. vii-xx

One important fundamental preoccupation of constitutionalism is the avoidance of governmental tyranny through the abuse of power by rulers pursuing their own interests at the expense of the life, liberty, and property of the governed. A major challenge faced by constitutional engineers has been to design a system of governance that maximizes the protection of individual members of society ...

read more

Chapter 1 - Laughing at the Academia: The Federal Republic Of Cameroon (FRC) And The Definition Of Federalism

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 1-50

Federalism is such an important human rights protecting instrument in governance that it was a principal topic of discussion at one of the triennial congresses of the International Political Science Association, held in 1964 in Geneva. Majeed (2008: 5) sees federalism as an important method of good governance in which political accommodation and understanding become sound practices ...

read more

Chapter 2 - Confusion, Manipulation, and the Invisible Hand of Federalism in Africa: Lessons in Patriotism, Sincerity, and Brotherhood in Cameroon

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 51-106

Trager (1968: x) has posed some important questions that, inter alia, would help in deciphering the invisible hand of federalism. What is federalism, and why do federations form and fail? In other words, what are the prerequisites, if any, for a successful federation? Can one discern factors that make for success or failure? ...

read more

Chapter 3 - The Politics Of Federalism, Self-Determination, And Secession: Is The Cameroon Administration Above International Human Rights Law Too?

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 107-166

Is federalism a vehicle for self-determination or one for secession? As indicated in the Introduction, this question, and many more, can be best answered mostly with an adequate understanding of the politics of secession in Cameroon; this politics finding its roots in the concept of federalism through which the English-speaking minority thinks it can feel protected in the larger state. ...

read more

Chapter 4 - Africa, Bicephalism, And Bicameralism: The Impossible Is Really Not Possible In Cameroon?

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 167-220

What is the precise meaning of bicephalism and of bicameralism in this African country called Cameroon? Bicameralism and bicephalism in Cameroon, like any other constitutional or political question hinging on separation of powers, are loaded with much confusion and manipulation – confusioncracy. ...

read more

Conclusion

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 221-228

I must again stress that doing things right (especially in combining federalism and the parliamentarianism) in Cameroon may require careful visits to Germany to discover how the Germans did it after the Nazi catastrophe that is not much different from the Biya regime. ...

References

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 229-238

Back cover

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 262-262