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Communitarian Consensus: A New Social Philosophy for Good Governance in Africa

OG Idjakpo

Abstract


The issue of good governance has become a recurring decimal in Africa. In an attempt to further look at this rather contentious issue of good governance we propose and discuss the communitarian consensus as a new social philosophy of development and reconstruction for Africa. The notion of consensus as first canvassed by Kwasi Wiredu, is an important element in traditional African societies. It revolves around the view that African should be able to speak with one voice on issues that are geared towards the promotion of their common aspirations. This new consensus-based philosophy is recommended for Africa.



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