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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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The Political Economy of Economic Regulation in Nigeria is an analysis of the Nigerian economy within the context of the dynamics of public and private sector roles and relations. It traces the foundations and emergence of the Nigerian economy and explains the shift from a public sector-driven one to the current ascendancy of the private sector. Using a political econ

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Since the violent uprising of Boko Haram in 2009, security officials considered Boko Haram a rag-tag group of deranged criminals. Yet, by June 2018, Boko Haram has killed over 20,000 people and displaced more than 5.5 million.  Massive military deployment including the use of civilian Joint Task Force, mercenaries, local hunters and vigilantes has not stopped the

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 Definitions and descriptions of religion by anti-religion scholars, philosophers and scientists  often downplay  the role,  relevance, functions and contributions of religion to the society, and usually  reduce it to a mere set of beliefs, doctrines, rituals and spirituality.  In Nigeria, most of the critics of religion often forget that

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