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To Be or Not to Be: Rethinking the Possible Repercussions of Somaliland’s International Statehood Recognition

Published: Sep 4th, 2014

by Nikola Pijovic Abstract After the fall of President Siyad Barre in 1991, the northern region of what used to constitute Somalia declared independence from the rest of the country… Read More

Between neglect and control: Questioning partnerships and the integration of informal actors in public solid waste management in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Published: Apr 3rd, 2014

by Axel Baudouin, Camilla Bjerkli, Yirgalem Habtemariam, & Zelalem Fenta Chekole Abstract The paper addresses the long-standing role of informal actors in solid waste management in Addis Ababa. Large numbers of… Read More

The Autonomous Development Fund Model: A Reply to Olatunde Ojo

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

by Goran Hyden Professor Olatunde Ojo has provided a critique of my article on the role that autonomous development funds (ADFs) may play in reforming foreign aid, particularly in Africa… Read More

Development Fund Model

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

by Goran Hyden Introduction* The purpose of this paper is to introduce a novel proposal for how foreign aid can be made more productive in the current context of sub-Saharan… Read More

Decentralization, Local Governance and the Democratic Transition in Southern Africa: A Comparative Analysis

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by James S. Wunsch Introduction What factors are required for viable, democratic, local governments in Africa? This is an important question for several reasons. First, in an era of continuing… Read More

Governance, Wealth Creation and Development in Africa: The Challenges and the Prospects

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by John Mukum Mbaku Abstract Available evidence shows that human conditions in most African countries have deteriorated significantly in recent years. In fact, since many African countries began to gain… Read More

Achieving Human Rights in Africa: The Challenge for the New Millennium

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by Paul J. Magnarella Introduction Fifty-one years after the United Nations adopted the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and almost nineteen years after the Organization of African Unity (OAU)… Read More

Allocation of Governmental Authority and Responsibility in Tiered Governance Regimes: The Case of the Chivi Rural District Council Landuse Planning and Conservation By-Laws

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Alois Mandondo Abstract The proper alignment of authority and responsibility within and between various levels of social organization is a fundamental governance problem. This study uses a review approach… Read More

Participatory Natural Resource Management in the Communal Lands of Zimbabwe: What Role for Customary Law?

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Jennifer Mohamed-Katerere Abstract A widely held assumption about environmental management is that its success is dependent upon its relationship to the political process. This is expressed in the emerging… Read More

Civil-Military Relations in Botswana’s Developmental State

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Mpho G. Molomo Abstract This article discusses civil-military relations in Botswana with emphasis on internal security and regional instability as they affect Botswana’s development. It recommends that internal security… Read More