xii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Introduction : human rights and democracy in The Gambia : is The Gambia a democratic state? 1. Africa in a changing world : the major governance crisis in West Africa and the way forward 2. Liberal democracy and governance in Africa : a brief critique 3. Press freedom and democratic governance in The Gambia : a rights-based approach 4. The judiciary in governance in The Gambia : the quest for autonomy in the Second Republic 5. International human rights and the laws of nations : a brief analysis of the philosophical foundations, basic premises and historical background of human rights from the conventional and Islamic perspectives 6. Law faculties, ethics and legal professionalism : a contemporary African perspective 7. Harnessing traditional governance institutions to improve governance in West Africa : the case study of The Gambia Conclusion : towards Arab-African integration in the struggle against western hegemony and imperialism : a critical perspective.