ISBN 9782869781276
Pages 352
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2004
Publisher CODESRIA, Senegal
Format Paperback

Comment peut-on etre opposant au Cameroun?

Politique parlementaire et politique autoritaire

edited by Luc Sindjoun

Cette étude sur l’opposition au Cameroun est d’actualité dans un continent où la dictature a pu développer de multiples façons de co-opter, de neutraliser et de contrecarrer les formes d’opposition politiques à façon d’institutionnaliser son désintéressement et son impunité devant les attentes du peuple. Bien que les partis d’opposition au Cameroun aient manifestement échoué à construire l’unité et la solidarité nécessaires pour affronter la rhétorique stérile du parti RDPC au pouvoir, les gouvernements post-coloniaux n’ont pas démontrés une réelle volonté de construire un terrain de jeu équilibré, même lorsqu’ils continuent comme le président Paul Biya de se féliciter d’avoir apporté «la démocratie avancée».

This study about political opposition in Cameroon is of contemporary relevance on a continent where dictatorship has been able to develop multiple means of co-opting, neutralising and frustrating forms of political opposition in order to institutionalise apathy and impunity in the face of public expectation. Although the Cameroonian opposition parties have manifestly failed to construct the necessary unity and solidarity to confront the sterile rhetoric of the RDPC party in power, this book posits the argument that post-colonial governments have not demonstrated any real will to construct a level playing field – even though they go on congratulating themselves for having delivered ‘advanced democracy’. At a time when Africans are becoming more and more disillusioned with the promises of a ‘second liberation’, the contributors of this book address the difficulties confronting multiparty democracy in Cameroon; and thus draw the lessons that must be learned in order to reinstate hope in the political process amongst ordinary Africans. (In French)

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About the Editor

Luc Sindjoun

Luc Sindjoun is Professor of political sciences at the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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