This volume explores contemporary political developments in various parts of Africa in the age of democracy, constitutionalism, the securitization of development, and global terrorism. The contributions by leading observers of constitutionalism and African politics in the context of a global political and economic system provide a nuanced understanding of important themes in contemporary African politics: constitutionalism, democratic politics and governance, women's rights, the African Union, securitization of development, civil society, and debates concerning global terrorism and the war on terror. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars, civil society organizations, and public policy makers interested in contemporary African politics.
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1. Introduction and Notes on Human Rights in the Age of Terrorism and the War on Terror 2. Africa's "Constitutionalism Revival": False Start or New Dawn? 3. Some Perspectives on Durability and Change under Modern African Constitutions 4. Promoting Gender Equality in the era of Democracy and Constitutionalism in Southern Africa 5. Dressing and Addressing the Kenyan Judiciary: Reflections on the History and Politics of Judicial Attire and Address 6. Understanding Changing Norms of Sovereignty and Intervention in Africa: 2000 Constitutive Act of The African Union, Article 4(h) 7. Electoral Democracy and Election Coalitions in Former Settler Colonies in Africa: Is Democracy on Trial or Trial or on Reserve Gear in Kenya, Cote D'Ivoire and Zimbabwe? 8. Major Challenges of Governance in Africa Today 9. State, Civil Society and Democracy in Kenya: Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice (KPTJ) and the political crisis of 2007-2008.
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