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The Resource Legislative development in Africa : politics and postcolonial legacies, Ken Ochieng' Opalo

Legislative development in Africa : politics and postcolonial legacies, Ken Ochieng' Opalo

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Legislative development in Africa : politics and postcolonial legacies
Title
Legislative development in Africa
Title remainder
politics and postcolonial legacies
Statement of responsibility
Ken Ochieng' Opalo
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What explains contemporary variations in African legislative institutions - including their strengths and weaknesses? Compared with the more powerful executive branches, legislatures throughout the continent have historically been classified as weak and largely inconsequential to policy-making processes. But, as Ken Ochieng' Opalo suggests here, African legislatures actually serve important roles, and under certain conditions, powerful and independent democratic legislatures can emerge from their autocratic foundations. In this book, Opalo examines the colonial origins of African legislatures, as well as how postcolonial intra-elite politics structured the processes of adapting inherited colonial legislatures to local political contexts and therefore continued legislative development. Through case studies of Kenya and Zambia, Opalo offers a comparative longitudinal study of the evolution of legislative strength and institutionalization as well as a regional survey of legislative development under colonial rule, postcolonial autocratic single-party rule, and multiparty politics throughout Africa
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1983-
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Opalo, Ken Ochieng'
Dewey number
328.6
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Legislative bodies
  • Legislative power
  • Africa
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Legislative development in Africa : politics and postcolonial legacies, Ken Ochieng' Opalo
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 19 Jun 2019)
Contents
Introduction -- Legislative development in Africa -- Intra-elite politics and credible commitment -- Colonial origins of parliaments in Kenya and Aambia -- Elite control and legislative development -- Legislative institutionalization in time -- Electoral politics and legislative independence -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781108684651
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108684651
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108684651
Label
Legislative development in Africa : politics and postcolonial legacies, Ken Ochieng' Opalo
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 19 Jun 2019)
Contents
Introduction -- Legislative development in Africa -- Intra-elite politics and credible commitment -- Colonial origins of parliaments in Kenya and Aambia -- Elite control and legislative development -- Legislative institutionalization in time -- Electoral politics and legislative independence -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781108684651
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108684651
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108684651

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