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The first chapter explores the origin of the philosophy of law and society in relation to contemporary international human rights law. Democracy as a governance system is discussed in the second chapter. First; the chapter conceptualises governance, good governance and democracy. Drawing on this, the second part of the second chapter argues that democracy is an open-source concept that should be fitted to the social and indigenous political cultures. The later part of second chapter puts the Gambian democracy in context by identifying democratic practices in state institutions based on universal democratic norms. chapters 3 and 4 examine the Gambian judiciary and legislature respectively. chapter 3 discusses the judiciary as the watchdog of the constitution, using every-day law cases to demonstrate judicial independence in The Gambia. chapter 4 on the other hand examines the oversight functions of the legislature by evaluating the roles of PAC/PEC and the Ombudsman as instruments of democratic accountability in The Gambia.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vi
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  1. Dedication
  2. p. vii
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. viii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Human Rights and Democracy in The Gambia: Is The Gambia a Democratic State?
  2. pp. 1-36
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  1. 1. Africa in a Changing World - The Major Governance Crisis in West Africa and the Way Forward
  2. pp. 37-64
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  1. 2. Liberal Democracy and Governance in Africa: A Brief Critique
  2. pp. 65-86
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  1. 3. Press Freedom and Democratic Governance in The Gambia: A Rights-based Approach
  2. pp. 87-131
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  1. 4. The Judiciary in Governance in The Gambia: The Quest for Autonomy in the Second Republic
  2. pp. 132-162
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  1. 6. Law Faculties, Ethics, and Legal Professionalism: A Contemporary African Perspective
  2. pp. 201-216
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  1. 7. Harnessing Traditional Governance Institutions to Improve Governance in West Africa - The Case Study of The Gambia
  2. pp. 217-272
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  1. Conclusion - Towards Arab-African Integration in the Struggle against Western Hegemony and Imperialism: A Critical Prespective
  2. pp. 273-296
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 297-302
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 303-309
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  1. Back cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789983960150
Related ISBN
9789983960044
MARC Record
OCLC
1029504789
Pages
322
Launched on MUSE
2018-03-26
Language
English
Open Access
No
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