9781108492102-110849210X-Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Postcolonial Legacies

Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Postcolonial Legacies

ISBN-13: 9781108492102
ISBN-10: 110849210X
Author: Opalo, Ken Ochieng'
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 290 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781108492102
ISBN-10: 110849210X
Author: Opalo, Ken Ochieng'
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 290 pages

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Acknowledged authors Opalo, Ken Ochieng' wrote Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Postcolonial Legacies comprising 290 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 110849210X and 9781108492102. Since then Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Postcolonial Legacies textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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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