Emmanuel Ike Udogu, Francis Marion University professor of political science, had his article, “Prospects and Challenges in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Toward the Next Millennium,” published in the Journal of Developing Studies (Vol. XV, Fasc. 2, 1999). The article suggests, among other things, that the black majority party, the African National Congress (ANC), should pursue a (democratic) policy of inclusion of the minority (white, colored, and Indian) populations in the governance of the republic.
Specifically, it recommends power-sharing with these groups in order to further political stability and good political life for all South Africans. The journal is published in Leiden, the Netherlands, and is available in FMU’s Rogers Library.
Udogu also recently published a chapter, titled, “ Ethnicity and Democracy in sub-Saharan Africa,” in John M. Mbaku (ed.), Preparing Africa for the Twenty-First Century: Strategies for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development (Aldershot, EN: Ashgate Publishers, 1999), pp. 151-176.
Other forthcoming publications written by Udogu include: “An Examination of Minority Groups and Human Rights in Europe and Africa,” Journal of Political Science (Summer 2000); “Ethnicity, the State and the Issue of Nation-Building in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic,” Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies (Spring 2000); and “Human Rights and Minorities in Africa: A Theoretical and Conceptual Overview,” Journal of Third World Studies (Spring 2001).
In October, Udogu presented a paper, titled, “Ethnicity and Theory in African Politics,” at a meeting held in Howard University, Washington, D.C. The African Community Development Institute (ACODI), based in the nation’s capital, organized the international conference. In November, he presented a paper on “Leadership Theories and Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic,” at a meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica. The Association of Third World Studies (ATWS) in conjunction with the University of Costa Rica sponsors this conference. Udogu serves as Director of Research and Publication, African Studies and Research Forum (ASRF), which is affiliated with this international organization.