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Institutional Development in Divided Societies

Institutional Development in Divided Societies

Institutional Development in Divided Societies

The world has since the mid-1980s witnessed a democratisation tide sweeping across Africa, Europe, Asia and South America. One effect of the demise of communism has been that even the most stable democracies have had to come to terms with ethnic diversity. Institutional Development in Divided Societies provides readers with a comparative overview of some of the successes and failures in developed and developing countries in creating and consolidating democratic institutions.

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  • Format: 150mm x 210mm
  • Pages: 408
  • ISBN 13: 978-07969-1859-8

The world has since the mid-1980s witnessed a democratisation tide sweeping across Africa, Europe, Asia and South America. One effect of the demise of communism has been that even the most stable democracies have had to come to terms with ethnic diversity. Institutional Development in Divided Societies provides readers with a comparative overview of some of the successes and failures in developed and developing countries in creating and consolidating democratic institutions. The book analyses crucial democratisation issues in South Africa and Belgium, for example, that are also relevant to other developing and developed countries. These issues have a bearing on international constitutional and political developments and on options for co-operation between countries on a supranational level.

  1. Introduction
    Bertus de Villiers, Frank Delmartino and Andr Alen
  2. Democracy and the African state – is multiparty democracy the answer?
    Gerhard Ttemeyer
  3. The protection of individual rights and minority rights
    Charles Dlamini
  4. The relevance for South Africa of minority protection in Belgium
    Andr Alen and Kristen Henrard
  5. Electoral systems and their impact on the composition of government
    David Welsh
  6. “Je moe nie huil nie, Je moe nie tereur nie” – Electoral systems and their effects in divided societies
    Kris Deschouwer and Theo Jans
  7. Purpose and functioning of the Senate
    Eghosa E. Osoghae
  8. Purpose and functioning of the Senate in Belgium
    L.P. Suetens
  9. Decentralization and regional economic development
    Elke Versmessen and Frank Delmartino
  10. Subnational governments and foreign relations
    Deon Geldenhuys
  11. Subnational government and foreign relations – the Belgian case
    Patrick Peeters
  12. Economic integration in Europe
    Jan van Ginderachter

Dr Bertus de Villiers is the General Manager : Legal services of the South African National Parks

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