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Books - July 14, 2005

East Africa and the Horn: Confronting Challenges to Good Governance

Dorina Bekoe, ed. (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005)

 

 

Both the obstacles to governance and the opportunities for democratization confronted in East Africa-with its geostrategic importance, porous borders, governments heavily dependent on foreign aid, and some of Africa's longest-running conflicts-provide valuable insights into how good governance policies can be implemented effectively throughout the developing world. This book explores these regional constraints and opportunities, focusing on issues of civil society, the ubiquitous trade in small arms and light weapons, large numbers of refugees, tensions around national identity and the legacy of US policy.

To view more information about the book on the publisher's Web site, please click here.

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