Privatization and Democracy in East Africa: The Promise of Administrative Law

Migai Akech, PRIVATIZATION AND DEMOCRACY IN EAST AFRICA: THE PROMISE OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, Nairobi: East African Educational Publishers Ltd.

18 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2009

Date Written: June 3, 2009

Abstract

This book explores the role of democracy and Public Law in privatization processes in the three East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. In particular, the book recommends the creation of strongly institutionalized Administrative Law frameworks to facilitate meaningful democratization of privatization processes in these countries. The book anticipates that such reforms would enhance the day-to-day accountability of, and public participation in, privatization processes in the three countries. The book seeks to contribute to the study of the relationship between Public Law, markets and democracy in African countries. Its particular contribution is the argument that privatization processes can only be efficient, fair and legitimate if they are democratic, that is, participatory and accountable.

Keywords: privatization, democracy, public law, administrative law, water and sanitation, security, governance

JEL Classification: K23

Suggested Citation

Akech, Migai, Privatization and Democracy in East Africa: The Promise of Administrative Law (June 3, 2009). Migai Akech, PRIVATIZATION AND DEMOCRACY IN EAST AFRICA: THE PROMISE OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, Nairobi: East African Educational Publishers Ltd. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1413579

Migai Akech (Contact Author)

University of Nairobi ( email )

Nairobi
Kenya

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