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Title:Separation of powers in African constitutionalism
Editor:Fombad, Charles MangaISNI
Year:2016
Issue:1
Pages:415
Language:English
Series:Stellenbosch handbooks in African constitutional law
City:Oxford
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISBN:0198759797; 9780198759799
Geographic terms:Africa
Angola
Ethiopia
Ghana
Kenya
Namibia
Nigeria
Subjects:constitutional law
separation of powers
constitutionalism
constitutions
Abstract:Taking a critical look at the different ways in which attempts have been made to separate the different branches of government, this handbook examines the impact this is having on transparent and accountable governance. Beginning with an overview of constitutionalism in Africa and the different influences on modern African constitutional developments, it looks at the relationship between the legislature and the executive as well as the relationship between the judiciary and the political branches. Despite differences in approaches between the different constitutional cultures that have influenced developments in Africa, there remain common problems. One of these problems is the constant friction in the relationship between the three branches and the resurgent threats of authoritarianism which clearly suggest that there remain serious problems in both constitutional design and implementation. The book also studies the increasing role being played by independent constitutional institutions and how they complement the checks and balances associated with the traditional three branches of government. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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