New Book- Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa

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Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa

 Editor: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi


Published by Research, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi and AISA, Nairobi, Kenya






Published by


Research, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya and AISA, Nairobi, Kenya

© Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi (Ed), 2015

 First Published in 2015

 All rights reserved

ISBN: 978-9966-015-70-9

Table of Contents


Dedication                                                                                                                              ii

Copyright                                                                                                                                iii

Acknowledgement                                                                                                                  iv



Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi                                                                                                 1


Chapter 1

Electoral Processes and Democractic Practice in Africa: The Case of the 2013 General Elections in Kenya and its Implication for Democracy

By Fred Jonyo and Maurice N. Amutabi                                                                               5


Chapter 2

Vanguard Parties and Governance in Africa: Dimensions of Battling for States with Special Reference to Zimbabwe

By Vongai Zvidenga Nyawo, Beauty Muromo and Tariro Ndawana                                   17


Chapter 3

Africa and the Challenges of the New World Order: Critical Reflections on the Continent’s Development Agenda

By Justus G. Mbae                                                                                                                  28


Chapter 4

Africa’s Quest for Development and Grassroots Approach: a Study of Nigeria’s Local Government System

By Siraj B. Abdulkarim                                                                                                          37


Chapter 5

The Military and Democratic Transition in Nigeria

By Sunday ‘Layi Oladipupo                                                                                                   44


Chapter 6

Beyond the Kariba Dam Induced Displacements: The Zimbabwean Tonga People`s Struggles for Restitution and Local Development, 1990s-2000s

By Terence M. Mashingaidze                                                                                                 57


Chapter 7

Media, Democratic Space and Transition Politics in Kenya: Focus on Icons of Second Liberation

By Maurice N. Amutabi                                                                                                         73


Chapter 8

Sino-Western rivalry as a new trajectory of neo-imperialism: A Critical Challenge for African Diplomacy

By Okajare, Solomon Tai                                                                                                        94


Chapter 9

Democracy and the Challenges of Development in Rural Areas of Northern States of Nigeria

By Madu Abdulrazak Yuguda and Shehu Salisu Jafaru                                                        108


Chapter 10

Representation of African Union Agenda in the Media and Effects on Implementation: Reality or Mirage

By Gladys Kemunto Orina and Nyasha Mapuwei                                                                 119


Chapter 11

Political Leadership, Succession Crisis, Governance and Development in Africa

By Adebajo Adeola Aderayo                                                                                                 130


Chapter 12

Pan Africanism and Contemporary Challenges: An Ontological Analysis

By Peter Oni                                                                                                                           140


Chapter 13

Democratic Transition, Succession Politics and the Challenges to Peace and Stability in Africa

By Tyodzua Atim                                                                                                                   146


Chapter 14

Exploring Enabling Factors in the Radicalization Process of Youth in the Coast Province of Kenya

By Fathima Azmiya and Wilson Ndenyele                                                                            157


Chapter 15

Good Governance and Social Accountability: Vital Ingredients for National Integration in Nigeria

By Joseph Suleiman                                                                                                                169


Chapter 16

Governance and the Challenges of Internal Security in Nigeria: A Case Study of Anambra State

By Isreal ’Kelue Okoye and Alumona, Ikenna Mike                                                             178


Chapter 17

Identity Construction and Nationalism in North-Central Nigeria

By Comfort Erima Ugbem                                                                                                     187


Chapter 18

Opposition Politics and Democratic Governance in Nigeria: 1999 – 2011

By J. E Agaba and Emmanuel S. Okla                                                                                   198


Chapter 19

Ethno Weather as a Marker of Food Security among the Pastoral Community of Elgeyo Marakwet in Kenya: Women’s Knowledge Systems

By Linnet Hamasi                                                                                                                   209




Chapter 20

Television Broadcasting and the Democratization Process in Nigeria: The Successful and Unsuccessful Story

By Jude Terna Kur and Endwell Onyinye Nyekwere                                                                        228


Chapter 21

Impact of Insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Case of the North Kivu Province

By Sr Kasivirwa Wasukundi & Francine Anuarite                                                                 249


Chapter 22

Leadership and Economic Consequences of Corruption in Nigeria

By Akinsola .A. Foluso


Chapter 23

Succession Politics and Power-Sharing in Nigeria

By Nkwachukwu Orji                                                                                                             277


Chapter 24

Leadership as a determinant of the Performance of Education institutions – the influence of the East and West: A survey of educational institutions in Mombasa County

By Caroline Ayuma Okelo and Audry Matere                                                                       289


Chapter 25

Visions of a Better Society: Myths, Proverbs and Resistance in Matigari ma Njiruungi

By Mugo Muhia, Fugich Wako and Joseph Walunywa                                                         296


Chapter 26

Public Universities in the Marketplace: The Commercialisation and Marketisation of University Education in Kenya

By Jacinta Mwende Maweu                                                                                                   311


Chapter 27

Transformational Leadership Practices of School Principals: Does School Ownership Matter?

By Anne Wairimu Ndiritu, Grace Nyagah and Naomi Wairimu Gikonyo                             321


Chapter 28

Influence of Psychosocial Support on Education of Girls Affected or Infected HIV/AIDS

By Mbutitia Francisca Ngithi                                                                                                 333


Chapter 29

Making Governance More Participatory in Nigeria

By Olufemi O. Popoola                                                                                                          340


Chapter 30

Corporate Social Responsibility and Competitive Intelligence in the African Universities: The Challenges for Sustainable Development

By Moses Wandera and Paul Waithaka                                                                                 346




Chapter 31

An overview of the development of the pension schemes industry in Kenya since independence

By Thomas Githui & Esther Nkatha                                                                                       356



The Role of Public Servants in Enhancing Trust and Accountability in the Kenyan Government

By Obuya Bagaka & Margaret Kobia                                                                                                369


Chapter 33

Africa’s Stalled Development: the Leadership Challenge

By George A. Genyi                                                                                                               384


Chapter 34

Globalization and African Technology: A Case Study of the Jua Kali Sector of Nairobi, Kenya

By Felix Kiruthu                                                                                                                     394




About African Interdisciplinary Studies Association Website

Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), a pioneer professional associaiton bringing together members from all disciplines in Africa and abroad. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kisii University and also Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.
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2 Responses to New Book- Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa

  1. Shehu Jafaru Salisu says:

    Hello, what is the price of the book and how do I get the copy from Nigeria.

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