Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2007

Abstract

The article delves into the impact of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) to Rwanda's achievement of greater democracy and respect for political freedom. It aims to show the improbability that the APRM can influence the country due to its insufficient ability and volition to pressure further democratization and respect for political rights on Rwandan government, the APRM's optimistic view of political governance, and the APR Heads of State Forum's ratification of a program of action discounting the issues of democracy and political freedom. The author stresses that the weaknesses of APRM may be attributed to the existing reduced authorization and the failure to enforce punishments on governments under review. The African peer review process is offered.

Keywords

democracy, democratization, governance approach, self assessment, Africa

Discipline

Political Science

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Journal of Contemporary African Studies

Volume

25

Issue

3

First Page

331

Last Page

353

ISSN

0258-9001

Identifier

10.1080/02589000701662392

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1080/02589000701662392

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