Edited by Emmanuel Yenshu Vubo
ISBN: 978-286978-220-4 ; 227 pages,
Recent developments have witnessed the emergence of civil society as a major development actor whose potentials
and capacity, especially in Africa, are often taken for granted and treated as limitless.
A critical assessment of some of
their structures (NGOs, religious organisations, trade unions, home-based associations, women’s mobilisation
structures, local community organisations, and the youth) and the legal and political context of the operation of
civil society in Cameroon shows a popular effervescence that is visible in social development initiatives; Although
this would complement the state and free enterprise, it is however often frustrated by the state’s suspicion in a
context of rising social awareness and protest that is assimilated with political opposition or attempts at manipu-
lation along partisans lines.
This book is a call to reform the framework and civil society to assess its components
and roles in shaping the future of Africa.