Striking a balance between the old and the new

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2011
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Mengisteab, G.Hagg
KEYWORDS: DEMOCRACY, GOVERNANCE, INSTITUTIONAL TRANSFORMATION, SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE, TRADITIONAL AUTHORITIES
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/september-2011/striking-balance
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7024

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Abstract

Most African countries are governed by two systems: formal state-sanctioned (modern) institutions of governance; and traditional institutions that mostly govern rural populations. The fragmentation of institutions has created a number of serious socioeconomic problems. How can this be solved? KIDANE MENGISTEAB and GERARD HAGG report on a study that tries to do exactly that.