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Access to Information in Africa

Law, Culture and Practice

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Edited by Fatima Diallo and Richard Calland

For a long time, Africa has 'lagged' behind global advances in transparency, but there are now significant developments on the continent. In a ground-breaking book, Access to Information in Africa brings together for the first time a collection of African academics and practitioners to contribute to the fast-growing body of scholarship that is now accumulating internationally. This is therefore an African account of progress made and setbacks suffered, but also an account of challenges and obstacles that confront both policy-makers and practitioners. These challenges must be overcome if greater public access to information is to make a distinctive, positive contribution to the continent’s democratic and socio-economic future. This book offers a necessarily multi-dimensional perspective on the state of ATI in African jurisdictions and the emerging, new praxis - a praxis that will entail a genuine domestication of the right of access to information on the continent.

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Saïd Amir Arjomand

The themes of nation-building, post-colonial modernization and constitution-making, post-communist return to the rule of law and constitutional reconstruction, the global expansion of judicial power and judicial activism by the constitutional courts are usually studied by different specialists with somewhat narrow foci. This book is a unique and ambitious interdisciplinary attempt at the integration of these related fields, and offers a timely theoretical synthesis of the most important global constitutional trends in the last half-century. These essays by prominent authorities on different subjects and geographical areas offer a comprehensive, comparative view of the most important constitutional developments of two eras, bringing together the transplantation of the constitutional pattern of the nation-state and the current wave of globalization of constitutionalism and the rule of law. Contributors are: S.A.Arjomand, Nathan J. Brown, Ruth Gavison, Julian Go, Keyvan Tabari, Heinz Klug, Jill Cottrell, Yash Ghai, László Sólyom, Jacek Kurczewski, Anders Fogelklou, Grażyna Skąpska, Dieter Grimm, Kim Lane Scheppele, Ruth Rubio Marín , and Dicle Kogacioğlu.
Winner of the 2018 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award.

The Yearbook of International Organizations Online provides a comprehensive database of intergovernmental (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) worldwide. Free from print restrictions, the Yearbook Online covers over 67,000 international organizations – federations, scholarly societies, associations and transnational actors of all types – in all corners of the world, over centuries of history, and is updated on a regular basis by a dedicated editorial team. The new, flexible interface presents fully searchable content, and provides extensive hyperlinks between organization profiles and websites.

Features and Benefits
- Complete access to the whole organization database corresponding to the full six-volume set in print through a single interface
- Over 67,000 searchable international organizations including IGOs and INGOs in 300 countries and territories at your users’ disposal
- Direct access to organizations’ websites and contact information
- Graphic presentation of the network of international organizations
- Descriptions include the history, structure, staff, languages, members, etc. of organizations
- Covers organizations’ aims, activities, events and publications
- Provides biographies of key officers of a large portion of the organizations
- Offers statistical information and analyses, geographical and subject indexes
- Updated every 6-8 weeks on a regular basis
- Approximately 1,200 new organizations added each year

A userguide can be accessed here.

The Yearbook is also available in print.