Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


Towards the Africa 'We Want': Reconstructing Governance

Author(s): Daniel Chigudu

This study identifies governance gaps in Africa and examines how these can be filled. It is based on content and text analysis informed by an interpretivism approach/constructivist concern as the philosophical assumption. Good governance is critical for political and developmental discourse for the Africa states. The African Union (AU) prescribes the adherence to the pursuit of this principle. Given the uneven historical and developmental backgrounds, governance is in deficit in most of the African countries hence the realisation of this goal demands formidable strategizing. Although several states are plodding their way toward establishing good governance, the threshold is yet to be crossed by many. Good governance is developmental, enables economic growth and the judicious use of available resources. Governance in disarray results in the deterioration of state relations, eventually leading to political instability. Towards reconstruction, the AU through the African Peer Review (APR) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) among others, should be seized with good governance practices on top of the development agenda. 

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