Between Tradition and Modernity: African Governance for Tomorrow

International Meeting Process for debate and proposals on governance

Bamako Meeting

Release Date: 2008 ; Number of pages : 180

Material Type : Colloquium Proceedings

Geographical areas : Africa

KeyWords : Legitimacy of power ; State ; Development

Language: English

As we try to formulate new modes of governance for contemporary Africa, can we draw from traditional African values and Africa’s political experiences from the past? Can tradition and modernity, legitimacy and legality, be reconcilied and reinforce each other? In order to discuss those issues, a group of scholars, political and religious leaders and traditional chiefs were invited for a ground-breaking conference, held in Bamako in January 2007. These proceedings present the key contributions and debates that took place on that occasion.

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