The Road to Democratic Development Statehood in Africa

The Cases of Ethiopia, Mauritius, and Rwanda

Authors: Nagar, Marcel Felicity

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  • Identifies state-society relations that are best suited for the pursuit of democracy and inclusive economic development
  • Introduces notion of developmental civil society to assist states’ aspirations to become fully-fledged democracies
  • Critically analyses the development of state-societal relations in Ethiopia, Mauritius and Rwanda since their inception
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This book interrogates Africa’s pursuit of the Democratic Developmental State model by drawing on the experiences of Mauritius, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. It comprises of five parts: Part I, consisting of two chapters, outlines the key conceptual and theoretical approaches used throughout the book’s discussions. The proceeding parts II, III and IV critically analyses the three case studies under review. Each part is subdivided into two chapters wherein a historical state-societal approach is employed in interrogating the extent to which Mauritius, Ethiopia, and Rwanda have been able to successfully achieve democratic development, on the one hand, and, conversely, inclusive economic growth and development, on the other. Part V, and Chapter 10 debuts the concept and model of the Developmental Civil Society.

About the authors

Marcel Felicity Nagar is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the NRF SARChI Chair: African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 


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“Marcel Nagar’s book revives a commonly overlooked topic in development and political studies, that of the ‘Developmental State’. The strength of this book lies in its sensitivity of the prevailing conditions of the Post-Colonial African State in its application of the Democratic Developmental State model. Its unique state-societal approach provides a salient contrasting theoretical perspective for African states attempting to reconcile democracy and development in the 21st century, making it an excellent and thoughtful read for scholars, academics and practitioners alike.”  

 Chris Landsberg, Professor and SARChI Chair of African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa

 

 “At a time when democratic reversals and autocratic democracy are on the increase, at a time when people are losing faith in the democratic process due to the disconnect between democracy and inclusive development, Marcel Nagar's book provides an insightful contribution to understanding how a Democratic Developmental State can be built in Africa. The unique contribution of the book lies in the recognition that the state must be embedded in society before it can foster democracy and development.”

 —Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba, Visiting Professor, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Road to Democratic Development Statehood in Africa
Book Subtitle
The Cases of Ethiopia, Mauritius, and Rwanda
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-73523-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-73523-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-73522-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 252
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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