This book brings together a number of leading experts in the fields of public law, political science and democratization studies to identify ways of making African governments accountable and describe the extent to which these mechanisms work in practice. It presents new knowledge about legal and political developments in a number of African countries, relevant to the policy goal of developing and deepening democratic governance and accountable government on the continent. This book will be of interest to academics, students and practitioners in the fields of public law, public administration, political studies and African studies.
Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa is an associate professor and a fellow at the University of Cape Town, where he is also head of the public law department. Lia Nijzink is a senior researcher with the public law department at the University of Cape Town, where she coordinates the DelPHE-funded South-North partnership with the Universities of Warwick (UK) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).