Democracy and Human Rights in Africa
The Politics of Collective Participation and Governance in Cameroon
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: African Books Collective
Title Page, Copyright
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 ...
Chapter 1 - Laughing at the Academia: The Federal Republic Of Cameroon (FRC) And The Definition Of Federalism
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 ...
Chapter 2 - Confusion, Manipulation, and the Invisible Hand of Federalism in Africa: Lessons in Patriotism, Sincerity, and Brotherhood in Cameroon
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? ...
Chapter 3 - The Politics Of Federalism, Self-Determination, And Secession: Is The Cameroon Administration Above International Human Rights Law Too?
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. ...
Chapter 4 - Africa, Bicephalism, And Bicameralism: The Impossible Is Really Not Possible In Cameroon?
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. ...
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. ...
Page Count: 260
Publication Year: 2013
OCLC Number: 849923938
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