Titel: Inside Contemporary Cameroun Politics
Autor/en: Justice Mbuh
Ingredients of International Conflict:.
6:B&W 8. 25 x 11 in or 280 x 210 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam.
17. Oktober 2005 - kartoniert - 640 Seiten
Research on this work started in 1989 at the Kashim Ibrahim Library (KIL), Ahmadou Bello University (ABU) at Samaru, Zaria, Nigeria. The work is guided for the most past by the author's personal experiences. These include working in the fields of Cameroun's rural areas with MIDENO Bamenda, working as Supervisor with Raynolds Construction Company (RCC) Bamenda, as Teacher in secondary schools and colleges from CCC Mankon, PHS Batibo and PCHS Kumbo and numerous evening schools to participation in Campus/student politics in Ahmadou Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, and student politics in Cameroun, which gave birth to the Teachers Association of Cameroon (TAC). In addition, his active role includes contributions towards the founding of the National Union for Democracy and Progress (NUDP) opposition political party (of Cameroun) in Kaduna, Nigeria, and the unsuccessful wooing of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) Chairman, Ni John Fru Ndi and NUDP Chairman and former Cameroun Prime Minister Bouba Bello Maigari that both should form an imperative alliance for the overthrow of Biya dictatorship. The intransigence of both leaders led the author to concentrate on liberating the Ambazonia (Southern Cameroons).
The spectrum and challenges covered by this work are staggering; the analysis and their linkage to domestic and international conflict and law are amazing. For these reasons, and because of the participating role of the author in many incidents in this work, he notes in the introduction, "it is thus highly opinionated in terms of style, contemporary character and qualifications given to interpretation of contents." The work emphasizes that the process to liberate Cameroun was truncated on many instances. It urges that the process be renewed with greater determination, at least from the Ambazonia viewpoint. It therefore calls on to all Ambazonians (Southern Cameroonians) to wake-up from slumber and reclaim their sovereignty.
The work is the product of a debatable statement made by Professor Heinz Eulau (1967) in The Behavioral Persuasion in Politics, that "the root is man"(p.3)-the root of all evil and good in a nation-state setting is the machination of government and the minds and the interests that run it. Examining Inside Contemporary Cameroun Politics (ICCP) will serve as a testimony to this statement, and in addition, reveal all the remote and immediate causes of domestic dispute that fuel international conflict-from the abuse of democracy through to ethnic stratifications and clashes, through inter-intra-regional/cross national disputes and interests in addition to the wider implications of actions of influential international actors, such as former colonial masters and current heads of states, so prone to embezzlement, tribalism, nepotism and utter disrespect of democratic institutions and the collective will of the masses.
The suffering to which the masses of Ambazonia (The United Nations Trust Territory of the Southern Cameroons) have been exposed to in an imbalanced union with French Cameroun Republic are used as the epicenter of analyses in this work. In questioning whether unity was ever achieved according to the terms of the Plebiscite Treaty (1960/61) and whether political modernization, economic prosperity and democratization has resulted as a consequence of forging unity, this work gives reasons why the people of "Southern Cameroons" take central stage in this work, and why together with Cameroun or French Cameroun, both should and must be liberated from the undemocratic and dubious leadership under which their masses have been held now for over forty years. The work does not shy from attacking French neo-imperialism, holding it responsible for fanning the flames of bad government in Cameroun and through out Africa.