Legislative Development in Africa

Legislative Development in Africa

Politics and Postcolonial Legacies

Opalo, Ken Ochieng' (Georgetown University, Washington DC)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

What explains the variation in the functions and powers of various legislatures throughout Africa? Under what conditions can powerful and independent democratic legislatures emerge from their autocratic foundations? In this book, Ken Ochieng' Opalo explains the roles of African legislatures and looks at their development since colonial rule.
1. Introduction; 2. Legislative development in Africa; 3. Intra-elite politics and credible commitment; 4. Colonial origins of parliaments in Kenya and Zambia; 5. Elite control and legislative development; 6. Legislative institutionalization in time; 7. Electoral politics and legislative independence; 8. Conclusion.
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