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Title:From Mandates to Economic Partnership: The Return to Proper Statehood in Africa
Author:Strydom, Hennie
Year:2007
Periodical:African Human Rights Law Journal
Volume:7
Issue:1
Pages:68-102
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:State
governance
international relations
trade agreements
Drought and Desertification
Economics and Trade
Politics and Government
Inter-African Relations
Abstract:The concern over State strength has, since the end of the Cold War, under the intellectual dominance of economists, identified political institutional capacity as the most critical variable in development. This concern, also known under a variety of other names, such as 'governance' or 'State and institutional capacity', has in the meantime become the subject matter of a number of international and regional efforts. These efforts are aimed at promoting the idea of the primacy of the State in sustaining peace and security, the flourishing of civil society and the private sector, and at creating an enabling environment for sustainable growth and development, thereby ensuring a more equitable society. This article examines the potential role of regional mechanisms, such as the African Peer Review Mechanism and the mechanisms created by the Cotonou Agreement, in the return to good governance and proper statehood in Africa. Response by Magnus Killander in: African Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 7, no. 2 (2007), p. 576-581. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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