The textbook provides a comprehensive coverage of the main concepts, institutions and mechanisms of Government and Politics, with particular reference to Malawi. Combining a historical perspective with current developments, this book is essential reading for students of political science and public administration. Although it is primarily directed at university students, it will be of interest to anyone interested in Politics in Malawi.

The book covers the following areas:

  • Conceptual and Contextual Background
  • The Constitution
  • The three branches of Government (Executive, Legislature and Judiciary)
  • Local Government
  • Elections
  • Political Parties
  • The Media
  • Civil Society
  • Trade Unions
  • Public Sector Reform
  • Public Policymaking
  • Foreign Policy and International Relations

In this volume: