By John Hatchard, Muna Ndulo, Peter Slinn

ISBN-10: 0511215711

ISBN-13: 9780511215711

ISBN-10: 0521584647

ISBN-13: 9780521584647

The vital function that potent governance performs within the monetary and social improvement of a rustic is well known. utilizing the instance of the Commonwealth nations of jap and southern Africa, this publication analyzes the most important concerns within the technique of constructing, strengthening and consolidating the state's potential to make sure the potent governance of its peoples. The booklet attracts consciousness to the issues of constitutionalism and seriously addresses felony concerns excited about making constitutions "work" in perform.

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This was in response to the decision of Commonwealth Heads of Government in December 2003 at their Meeting in Abuja, to extend Zimbabwe’s suspension from the Councils of the Commonwealth imposed in March 2002. See chapter 1 at p. 11. All references to the number of Commonwealth member states in this book should take into account this situation. The Declaration of Commonwealth Principles, Singapore, 22 January 1971. Harare Commonwealth Declaration, 20 October 1991. Coolum Declaration of Commonwealth Heads of Government, 5 March 2002.

See United States Direct Investment in Africa, Southern African Development Community – USA, Trade and Investment publication, Washington DC, 1998, p. 4. Since 1970, more than thirty-two wars have been fought in Africa, the vast majority of them intra-state in origin. In 1996 alone fourteen of the fifty-three countries of Africa were afflicted by armed conflicts, accounting for more than half of all war-related deaths worldwide and resulting in more than 8 million refugees, returnees and displaced persons.

The Declaration of Commonwealth Principles, Singapore, 22 January 1971. Harare Commonwealth Declaration, 20 October 1991. Coolum Declaration of Commonwealth Heads of Government, 5 March 2002. Significantly, a reference to freedom of expression appeared for the first time in this series of Declarations. 12 ‘Contemporary’ may be defined for this purpose as the era ushered in by the wind of constitutional change which blew through Africa in the early 1990s. 13 We are conscious of our limitations as constitutional lawyers.

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