The Discussion Group of Democracy and Development in Africa & the third World
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
Democracy and Development in Africa & the third World
Creation of the research and discussion group of democracy and development in
Africa and the third world in general.
We have the pleasure of announcing the creation of a research and discussion
group on the problems concerning the development and democracy in Africa.
This field of interest is relatively large and requires a large number
of multidisciplinary studies. Notably the politics, rights, social sciences,
communications, philosophy, etc. Here are a number of questions that can
focus the interests of the research group.
How can the west hold on to the revindication of democracy (civil societies
and African populations themselves) in Africa in the manner of establishing
or reinforcing rights in the state? How to notably guarantee fair voting
What new solutions can we propose for resolving the problem of the debt
and inequality of economic exchange? How can a developing nation sell their
primary resources at normal prices for exportation? In default, what can
we do to limit the consequences of these inequitable practices?
How can we understand the contradictions between what is said by westerners(democracy,
human rights, etc.)and what is done (tolerating dictatorships) in Africa?
The group will be addressing everyone who wants to exchange experiences,
analyses and propositions. The people will need access to the internet
and will need to have the ability to converse in French. We would like
to have participants worldwide.
If you are interested please send your resume to:
Alphonse Cilumba (President of Quebec-Canada-Africa Axis) email@example.com
tel: (514) 525-7481 fax: (514) 387-4244
Quebec-Canada-Africa Axis is a research group that has an objective of
establishing a link between the north and south and the sensiblity of the
African population to become economically independant.