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Federalism and the new nations of Africa

Federalism and the new nations of Africa

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Published by University of Chicago Press in London .
Written in English


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Statementedited by David P. Currie.
ContributionsCurrie, David P.
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Open LibraryOL14156944M

Understanding Federalism RAPHAEL N. M ÓNTES, JR. Federalism is a concept considered in political science as a classical form of government, especially when viewed next to the unitary form. The history of federalism stems from the formation of confederations that sought to give more powers to their central governments. Federations haveFile Size: KB. Federalism is arguably one of the less explored subjects in African political studies. Some may argue that the poor run of the system of government on the continent, or its outright unworkability and failure in some cases, or even, the fact that only a few countries are formally federal, justifies the failure of federalism to Federalism in Africa in Comparative Perspective Read More».

American Federalism: A New Partnership for the Republic By Robert B. Hawkins Jr Institute for Contemporary Studies, (2nd edition) Read preview Overview The Age of Federalism By Stanley Elkins; Eric McKitrick Oxford University Press, Handbook of Federal Countries, Africa’s political transition in the early s. Members of the anc in particular saw proposals for strong regional government as a form of neo-apartheid, especially because the incumbent National Party be-came the most ardent champion of federalism .

Essentially, federalism represents a compromise among groups who refuse to yield autonomy yet acknowledge the benefits of forming a nation. As in the African and Asian nations forged from former colonies, federalism allows the member statesoften dominated by ethnic minorities-- Cited by: The United States of Europe (USE), the European State, the European Superstate, the European Federation and Federal Europe are similar hypothetical scenarios of a single sovereign country in Europe, organised as a federation (hence superstate), similar to the United States of America, as contemplated by political scientists, politicians, geographers, historians, futurologists, and fiction writers.


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Federalism and the new nations of Africa. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: David P Currie; University of Chicago.

Center for Legal Research (New Nations). By David P. Currie, Published on 01/01/ Recommended Citation. David P.

Currie, Federalism and the New Nations of Africa (University of Chicago Press, ).Cited by: This book is an important collection of scholarly papers on the theory and practice of federalism in Nigeria, with comparative case studies on India, Yugoslavia, Ethiopia and other African countries, including the debate over the federal option in South Africa and : Paperback.

In this compelling new work, Suberu examines the profound political contradictions that make up Nigeria, a nation whose leaders have constantly tinkered with a colonial federal legacy that sought to balance the country’s three major ethnic by: The book also reveals the subject of ethnic federalism in its pure form as exemplified in Ethiopia.

Furthermore, it analyzes the use of hybrid, quasi-federative policy instruments in countries such as Tanzania, Republic of South Africa, Sudan, and Kenya amongst others.

It addresses the issue of the opportunistic use of the federal idea, its abuse in various socio-economic and political circumstances. The book is for the general reader as well as for students, including researchers of Nigerian federalism and of Nigerian constitutional and political development, policymakers, and political parties.

Book Preview. Currency. US Dollar: $ British Pound: £. British Pound £. US Dollar $ British Pound £. Paperback. £ Federalism in Africa does not have a positive image. Its record of success is patchy while its failures seem manifest. Currently there are only three established federal political systems among the 54 states in Africa: Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa.

However, the evident paucity of successful contemporary federal systems must not beFile Size: KB. Federalism is to this day still a highly loaded and contested political concept in the South African context.

SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNANCE: CONTEXT AND CHALLENGES According to Schwella,14South Africa has a very traumatic history, also linked to the heritage of the universally condemned apartheid governance Size: KB.

Federalism, Federations and Ethnic Conflict: Concepts and Theories 25 of treaties and the coining of money– is independent of the government of the associated states, and, on the other hand, state governments which in certain matters are, in their turn, independent of the general government.

This involves, as a necessary consequence. United States, but Australia and federal states in Latin-America can also be included in this category.

In these countries federalism is only linked to the national question in a historical sense as it used to be a tool to unify the state and build the nation, but in a structural sense it is not so any more. From a. Spain, South Africa and the United States.

Advantages and risks Federalism is a means of ensuring peace, stability and mutual accommodation in countries that have territorially concentrated differences of identity, ethnicity, religion or language.

Federalism, especially in large or diverse countries, can also. (). Federalism in Africa: Origins, Operation and (In)Significance.

Regional & Federal Studies: Vol. 24, Federalism and Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa, pp Cited by: 7. It is against this background that this paper considers federalism and Nation building in contemporary Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Nation Building According to Ake (), is the problem of winning for the political system, the loyalty and commitment of its subjects.

In this sense, nation building is synonymous with National integration. Any talk of federal autonomy for ethnic communities in the new said Africa was bound to be perceived as the rebirth of the unloved Bantustans by some. The past made it difficult for an explicitly federal system to be accepted by all, but a majoritarian unitary state.

Abstract. The chapter evaluates the effectiveness of federalism in the quest for national integration in Nigeria. The question addressed is whether federalism has been helpful to Nigeria’s ethnic minorities in their quest for self-determination and equality in the power equations in the : Festus O.

Imuetinyan. Is that why virtually all countries south of the Sahara are now either federal or decentralized. We will be looking at Africa's track-record in order to answer these questions.

By the end of the course, you will have acquired a general knowledge of federalism/decentralization and additional empirical knowledge of a number of African Ratings: starsAverage User Rating.

Apart from theory, federalism has also its geography and history, which is evident if one bears in mind that it most frequently appears in certain historical eras and on certain continents, more often than somewhere else. From a geographic point of view, federalism belongs rather to the “new world”, i.e.

to America, than to the “old lady”,File Size: KB. Books shelved as federalism: The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, Federal Government by Kenneth Clinton Wheare, The Architecture of Government: R. Variety of federations •25 countries and 40% of world population and 50% of surface of earth.

•Some have very large territories: The largest is the Russian Federation (17m km 2), Canada (m km), USA (m km2), while others have very small territories: The smallest is St Kitts and Nevis ( km 2) followed by Micronesia ( km) •Some have very large populations: The federal country.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My libraryMissing: Federalism. Federalism and the future of South Africa.

Braamfontein: South African Institute of International Affairs, [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / .Dent, M. () Federalism in Africa with special reference to Nigeria, in: M. Forsyth (Ed.), Federalism and Nationalism (New York: St Martin's Press). Democratizing Nigeria's federal experiment Author: Rotimi Suberu.federalism, Nigeria and Tanzania, to some extent were the onl y countries that managed to survive the as sault of one-party and military authoritar ian rule on post.