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Peace, Democracy & Development in Africa interrogates selected themes using specific cases. While Africa is taunted as a rising hopeful continent, the book shows that the trajectory it is taking continues to go through pangs and setbacks. Using case studies drawn from themes around the  limitations of liberal peace, the undermining of social contract in cou

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Somali Foreign Policy, 1960 –1990: An Analysis of Thirty Years of Diplomatic History uses theories of state behaviour to interrogate Somali foreign policy during the years between independence in 1960 and state collapse in 1991 and connects this to the dynamics of the civil war and the conflicts that followed the state collapse. The book is an import

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The Borgu region currently straddles two West African countries, Nigeria and Republic of Benin. Not much has been written about this ancient and historically strategic polity. The little that has been written about it is mostly tentative, fragmentary, and little more than footnotes to the histories of its neighbors. Hussaini Abdu’s Partitioned Borgu arg

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Good governance of public resources has a far reaching impact on development outcomes. Over time it has become clear that capitalism has excluded a larger part of society, leading to worsening development indicators. Cognisant of the limited participation of rural communities in development, Uganda introduced a decentralisation policy in 1992 in a bid to involve more&

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This book seeks to explore the managerial challenges that foreign executives may experience in Ghana from a cultural perspective. It also provides current and future executives with some guidelines for coping successfully within the Ghanaian environment. The discussions in this book are predicated on the understanding that foreign executives may experience some tensio

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Uganda,  like many countries in Africa, faces   the “paradox of poverty amidst plenty”. While the country is blessed with many natural resources including fertile land,  abundant water, good climate, fisheries, forests, minerals, oil and gas; these assets have not been used optimally to transform the lives of citizens. Why is this so? W

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While the notion of Local Government remains contentious in literature, consensus appears to be that it brings government nearer to the people.  The book discusses operations of the Local Government system in Uganda in the context of social accountability as a tool for deepening democracy. Using ACODE’s social accountability strategies like local government

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 Peace-building in Post-Conflict Societies examines the child-soldier phenomenon in Northern Uganda from African and global intellectual perspectives. It discusses strategies used in recruiting and using child-soldiers by armed groups and government forces and also interrogates the extant national, regional and international legal mechanisms for protecting them.

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 In Zimbabwe, borders play a crucial role in maintaining state security as well as promoting political, economic and social development. Dynamics of Contemporary Border Management in Zimbabwe: Challenges, Benefits and Prospects is an analysis of the effectiveness of border management programmes, mechanisms and frameworks implemented at the Zimbabwean borders. Usi

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Why did the Somali state collapse? How is it possible for a country, which is so ethnically homogenous to be so divided? These questions have undoubtedly generated as many answers as the number of analysts, researchers and writers who have tried to grapple with them.  Dr Abdirachid Ismail argues that contrary to the conventional explanations such as tribalism, di

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