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Ethnic Diversity, Liberty and the State

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Ethnic Diversity, Liberty and the State

The African Dilemma

9781858985473 Edward Elgar Publishing
The late Mwangi S. Kimenyi, formerly Professor of Economics, University of Connecticut, US and Senior Research Associate, African Research Centre for Public Policy and Market Process
Publication Date: 1998 ISBN: 978 1 85898 547 3 Extent: 136 pp
Ethnic Diversity, Liberty and the State is an insightful study of highly centralized, unitary systems of government and the breakdown of civil society in sub-Saharan Africa. The author argues persuasively that institutional reform involving decentralization and federalism can better accommodate ethnic diversity in the area.

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Ethnic Diversity, Liberty and the State is an insightful study of highly centralized, unitary systems of government and the breakdown of civil society in sub-Saharan Africa. The author argues persuasively that institutional reform involving decentralization and federalism can better accommodate ethnic diversity in the area.
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Contents: 1. Introduction 2. From Tribal Chief to Dictator 3. Ethnic Nations and Associations in Africa 4. Optimal Ethnic Integration and Separation 5. Integration, Centralization and Rent-Seeking 6. Integration, Centralization and Ethnic Conflict 7. Reducing Ethnic Externalities through Decentralization 8. Maintaining Unity and Diversity: Federalism 9. The Demand for Federalism in Africa 10. Constitutionalism and Civil Society in Africa 11. Protecting Property and Economic Liberties 12. Ethnic Representation and Voting Rules 13. Political Divorce: Redrawing Africa’s Borders Index

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