By M. A. Mohamed Salih Ph.D. (eds.)
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2. Representation by providing the link between government and people. 3. Scrutiny of the executive to ensure that government is accountable, including the power to remove it. 4. Political recruitment of a pool of talent, some of which is expected to find its way to leading political and decision-making positions. 5. Legitimacy through representative legislation, debating public affairs and government performance openly. 6. Conflict management. The extent to which African parliaments have been able to discharge these generic functions is contingent on several factors, not least the nature of the political environment within which they operate, the strength of political institutions and civil society organizations, and the constitutional arrangements governing the relationship between legislature and executive.
17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. A. MOHAMED SALIH Lord Hailey Report 1979. Mazrui and Tidy 1984: 85. Salih 2001. Salih 2003. Ibid. Duverger 1958. See, for example, Clapham 1982; Van Donge 1995a; Salih 2003. Salih 2001. Ibid. Salih 2003. Ibid. Freund 1984: 246–247. Mwakyembe 1995: 51. Kjekshus 1974a; Hindess 1983. Bynton and Kim 1975: 17. Examples of this include the heated parliamentary debates such as Malawi land policy (Jan. 2002), South Africa land policy (Nov.
Notes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Olson 1994: 1. Elliot 1991. Lloyd 1964. Evans-Pritchard 1971. Ibrahim 1992. Coleman 1960: 254. For elaborate description of these groups and others, see Fortes and Evans-Pritchard 1940. 8. Coleman 1960: 255. 24 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. A. MOHAMED SALIH Lord Hailey Report 1979. Mazrui and Tidy 1984: 85. Salih 2001. Salih 2003. Ibid. Duverger 1958. See, for example, Clapham 1982; Van Donge 1995a; Salih 2003.