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African Governance: Challenges and Their Implications

by Chester A. Crockervia Governance In An Emerging New World
Monday, January 14, 2019

In Africa, as in every region, it is the quality and characteristics of governance that shape the level of peace and stability and the prospects for economic development. There is no more critical variable than governance, for it is governance that determines whether there are durable links between the state and the society it purports to govern. The nature of governance is central because it determines whether the exercise of authority is viewed as legitimate. Legitimate authority, in turn, is based on accepted laws and norms rather than the arbitrary, unconstrained power of the rulers. 

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Toward a Diplomatic Action Plan on Nuclear Issues

by Chester A. Crockervia Books by Hoover Fellows
Monday, January 26, 2009

Toward a Diplomatic Action Plan on Nuclear Issues was undertaken in order to explore the elements of a U.S.