By Kalie Sillah and Charles Kojo VanDyck, West Africa Civil Society, 2009.
While the quest for self-rule, democracy and good governance has been the fundamental motivating factor behind the emergence and proliferation of civil society institutions in Guinea, structural difficulties have hampered its progress. Sillah and VanDyck explore civil-political patronage and how it has affected the development of a viable civil society in Guinea. Historical analysis for these institutional weaknesses is traced post-independence from President Toure to the present. In spite of the challenges faced, the authors are of the belief that a viable civil society is a realistic prospect in the evolving Guinean political landscape.
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