Comparative Constitutionalism and Good Governance in the Commonwealth: An Eastern and Southern African Perspective

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 8, 2004 - Law
The central role that good, effective and capable governance plays in the economic and social development of a country is now widely recognised. Using the Commonwealth countries of eastern and southern Africa, this book analyses some of the key constitutional issues in the process of developing, strengthening and consolidating the capacity of states to ensure the good governance of their peoples. Utilising comparative material, the book seeks to draw lessons, both positive and negative, about the problems of constitutionalism in the region and, in doing so, critically addresses the legal issues involved in seeking to make constitutions 'work' in practice.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
setting the scene
5
2 Constitutions and the search for a viable political order
12
the new constitutions of the 1990s
28
amending a constitution
43
5 Presidentialism and restraints upon executive power
57
6 Enhancing access to the political system
99
7 Making legislatures effective
123
9 The devolution of power to local communities
184
human rights commissions and ofces of the ombudsman
208
11 Seeking constitutional control of the military
240
12 Constitutionalism and emergency powers
276
the lessons from southern and eastern experience
308
BIBLIOGRAPHY
325
INDEX
343
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8 The judiciary and the protection of constitutional rights
150

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