Traditional institutions in contemporary African governance

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dc.contributor.editor Mengisteab, K. en
dc.contributor.editor Hagg, G. en 2017-08-14 en 2022-08-17T14:55:31Z 2022-08-17T14:55:31Z 2017-08-14 en
dc.description.abstract Most African economies range from moderately advanced capitalist systems with modern banks and stock markets to peasant and pastoral subsistent systems. Most African countries are also characterized by parallel institutions of governance - one is the state sanctioned (formal) system and the other is the traditional system, which is adhered to, primarily but not exclusively, by the segments of the population in the subsistence peasant and pastoral economic systems. Traditional Institutions in Contemporary African Governance examines critical issues that are largely neglected in the literature, including why traditional institutions have remained entrenched, what the socioeconomic implications of fragmented institutional systems are, and whether they facilitate or impede democratization. The contributors investigate the organizational structure of traditional leadership, the level of adherence of the traditional systems, how dispute resolution, decision-making, and resource allocation are conducted in the traditional system, gender relations in the traditional system, and how the traditional institutions interact with the formal institutions. Filling a conspicuous gap in the literature on African governance, this book will be of great interest to policy makers as well as students and scholars of African politics, political economy and democratization. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject GOVERNANCE en
dc.subject SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA en
dc.subject CUSTOMARY LAW en
dc.title Traditional institutions in contemporary African governance en
dc.type Monograph (Book) en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.PlaceOfPublication London en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9880 en
dc.outputnumber 8789 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mengisteab, K. & Hagg, G. (eds). (2017) Traditional institutions in contemporary African governance. London: Routledge. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en

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