New in the ASCL Africanist Blog: Governance in Africa: More than political and economic 'management'

How is 'governance' in Africa measured? The method used by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's Index of African Governance is one, although it (too much) emphasizes the state’s role in ‘providing’ governance. Governance is more than that, Prof. Jan Abbink argues in the latest contibution to the ASCL Africanist Blog. It is not merely a question of technocratic application of measurable criteria, it is also an issue of public culture, respect for civic rights and duties, cultural freedom and a shared societal ethos. Read the blog!