Comparative Constitutionalism and Good Governance in the Commonwealth: An Eastern and Southern African Perspective
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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setting the scene
2 Constitutions and the search for a viable political order
the new constitutions of the 1990s
amending a constitution
5 Presidentialism and restraints upon executive power
6 Enhancing access to the political system
7 Making legislatures effective
8 The judiciary and the protection of constitutional rights
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John Hatchard,Muna Ndulo,Peter Slinn
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