The political (in) dependence of the judiciary in Cameroon : fact or fiction?

Show simple item record Kamga, Gerard Emmanuel Kamdem 2019-01-10T11:46:11Z 2019
dc.description.abstract My main concern in this paper is to critically examine judicial deference to the executive within the context of Cameroon. I portray how authorities in the country purposely fail to invest the judiciary with substantial levels of independence. In so doing, I look at the nexus between the domineering executive entity and the prevailing Hobbesian conception of separation of powers according to which powers mutually divided destroy each other. My investigation revolves around the idea as to know whether it is possible to mitigate political intrusion and interference to judicial independence when such intrusion and interference have become inherent and consubstantial to the modus operandi of the political system itself. Various studies on judicial independence are available but the peculiarity of the current one is not about the extent or limitation to judicial independence but it questions whether this independence exists in the first place. The study further innovates by providing a theory based approach which is an attempt to capture judicial motivations as well as the rationale behind the erosion of the liberal political theory within the context of Cameroon. en_ZA
dc.description.department Jurisprudence en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2020-04-29
dc.description.librarian hj2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Gerard Emmanuel Kamdem Kamga (2019) The political (in) dependence of the judiciary in Cameroon: fact or fiction?, Africa Review, 11:1, 46-62, DOI: 10.1080/09744053.2018.1538679. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0974-4053 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 0974-4061 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/09744053.2018.1538679
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 African Studies Association of India, New Delhi. This is an electronic version of an article published in Africa Review, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 46-62, 2019. Africa Review is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject Authoritarianism en_ZA
dc.subject Rule of law en_ZA
dc.subject Constitutionalism en_ZA
dc.subject Separation of powers en_ZA
dc.subject Cameroon en_ZA
dc.title The political (in) dependence of the judiciary in Cameroon : fact or fiction? en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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