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Africa is altering and one can omit how decentralization, democratization, and new sorts of illiberalism have reworked federalism, political events, and native politics. Chapters on Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and South Africa aid fill a huge hole in comparative institutional examine approximately kingdom and native politics in Africa.

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Chapter 3, ‘Subnational Legislatures and National Governing Institutions in Nigeria, 1999–2014,’ by Joseph Olayinka Fashagba, undertakes two complementary tasks. An overview of the constitution hastily promulgated during the 1999 transition establishes the formal basis for the subordination of subnational representative institutions. The constitution allocates power horizontally between a strong executive and a National Assembly in a presidential system. It also organizes power vertically along three distinct tiers of government: federal, state, and local.

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