BMVP Ransford Gyampo Public Lecture - Democratic Governance in Africa: An Assessment

27 November 2018, 5.15 PM - 27 November 2018, 7.30 PM

Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Ransford Gyampo Public Lecture

Lecture Theatre 2D1, Priory Road Complex

Many African countries pride themselves and boasts of practicing democracy and good governance without truly appreciating the dogmas and imperatives of democracy.  They easily claim to be democratic and yet do little for democratic dividends to be translated into tangible outcomes in the living conditions of the people.  Consequently, some African indigenes have described democracy as an alien and incompetent governance system that is incapable of dealing with the major issues of under-development in Africa. Using the Lincolnean definition of democracy as a taxonomy, this lecture assessed the strengths and deficits of democratic governance in Africa and offers some proactive suggestions to safeguard democratic relapse in Africa.

Followed by a drinks reception.

Free registration is recommended.

For more information on Associate Professor Gyampo's visit to Bristol, please visit his profile page on the Institute for Advanced Studies website

Contact information

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