oa Africa Dialogue Monograph Series - Africa's Constitutional Renaissance? Stocktaking in the 90s

Volume 1 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7004



The aims of this contribution are twofold: to survey some of the developments specifically in the field of constitutional renewal in African countries particularly in the late 1980s and 1990s, and further, to argue that constitutional reform or renewal has been a top-down limited process which is far from sufficient or complete. The reform that has taken place up to the present is insufficient to promote real political stability and economic growth. Reference will be made to the broad historical evolution of African constitutions, followed by selected country case studies to illustrate the argument as stated above.

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