Comparative constitutionalism by John Hatchard, Muna Ndulo, Peter Slinn

By John Hatchard, Muna Ndulo, Peter Slinn

The primary function that powerful governance performs within the financial and social improvement of a rustic is widely known. utilizing the instance of the Commonwealth international locations of japanese and southern Africa, this ebook analyzes the most important matters within the strategy of constructing, strengthening and consolidating the state's potential to make sure the potent governance of its peoples. The publication attracts realization to the issues of constitutionalism and seriously addresses criminal matters fascinated with making constitutions "work" in perform.

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It is, of course, arguable that British officials were not primarily concerned with the implanting of genuine democracies but with a smooth hand-over of power to local leaders who would then be free to indulge their more autocratic inclinations. Officials were aware of events in Ghana where, by January 1964, Dr Nkrumah had secured approval by referendum for the establishment of a one-party state and were under no illusions that a similar path might be followed in other parts of Commonwealth Africa.

G. Anthony, The Story of Northern Rhodesia, Humanities Press, New York, 1953; L. H. Gann, The Birth of a Plural Society, the Development of Northern Rhodesia Under the British South Africa Company, 1894–1914, Greenwood Press, Westport CT, 1958; and L. H. Gann, History of Northern Rhodesia, Humanities Press, New York, 1964. 9 R. Seidman, ‘Drafting for the Rule of Law: Maintaining Legality in Developing Countries’ (1987) 12 Yale Journal of International Law 85. 87. 11 B. O. Nwabueze, ‘Our March to Constitutional Democracy’ (1989), Guardian Lecture, 24 July 1989.

271 at p. 285. , at p. 285. 8 See generally, A. J. Wills, An Introduction to the History of Central Africa, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1973; L. F. G. Anthony, The Story of Northern Rhodesia, Humanities Press, New York, 1953; L. H. Gann, The Birth of a Plural Society, the Development of Northern Rhodesia Under the British South Africa Company, 1894–1914, Greenwood Press, Westport CT, 1958; and L. H. Gann, History of Northern Rhodesia, Humanities Press, New York, 1964. 9 R. Seidman, ‘Drafting for the Rule of Law: Maintaining Legality in Developing Countries’ (1987) 12 Yale Journal of International Law 85.

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