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Author Ewumbue-Monono, Churchill, 1961-

Title Youth and nation-building in Cameroon : a study of National Youth Day messages and leadership discourse (1949-2009) / by Churchill Ewumbue-Monono
Published Mankon, Bamenda : Langaa Research and Pub. CIG ; [East Lansing, Mich.] : Distributed in N. America by Michigan State University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 188 pages)
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. One International and National Policy Framework for Youth Governance -- 1. Global Concern for Youth Governance and the Youth Day -- 1.1. Youth Day as a Policy Advocacy Tool -- 2. Youth Policy and the Youth Day in Cameroon: 1949-2009 -- 2.1. Colonial Period: 1960-1960 -- 2.2. Cameroon Federation Period: 1961-1972 -- 2.3. Ahidjo Unitary State Period: 1972-1982 -- 2.4. One-Party Democracy New Deal Period: 1982-1992 -- 2.5. Youth Governance and the New Democratic Order (1992-2009) -- 2.6. National Youth Day and Policy Articulation in Cameroon -- 2.7. Youth Day Themes and Leadership Ideology -- 2.8. Influences on Choice of Youth Day Themes -- pt. Two Youth Day Messages and Leadership Discourse: 1949-2009 -- 3. Empire Day and Commonwealth Youth Day Messages: 1949-1961 -- 3.1. Commissioner's Address to the Youths on Empire Day, 1949 -- 3.2. Address to the Youths by Commissioner of the Cameroons on Empire Day, Buea, 1951 -- 3.3. Address by the Acting Commissioner of the Cameroons, Mr. J.S. Dudding, on the Occasion of the First Commonwealth Youth Day, Buea, 2 June 1957 -- 4. West Cameroon Youth Day Messages: 1964-1966 -- 4.1. Address by the Prime Minister for West Cameroon, Hon. J.N. Foncha, on the Inauguration of Youth Day in West Cameroon, Buea, 11 February, 1964 -- 4.2. Addressed by the President of the Republic to the Youths of West Cameroon on the Occasion of the Youth Day Inaugural Celebration, Yaounde, 11 February 1964 -- 4.3. Address by the Prime Minister of West Cameroon, Hon. J.N. Foncha on the Occasion of the Youth Day in West Cameroon, Buea, 11 February, 1965 -- 4.4. Address by the Prime Minister of West Cameroon, Hon. A.N. Jua on the Occasion of the 1st National Youth Day Celebrations, Buea, 11 February 1966 -- 4.5
Summary This meticulous and comprehensive documentation of Cameroonian Youth Day Messages and leadership discourse on youth from 1949 - 2009 is a gold mine for researchers, historians and anyone interested in studying youth, politics and society in Africa. The book presents and explores themes and content of Youth Day Messages: how these messages tied in with, or veered away from, key events and issues of the time; how they served as a platform for West Cameroon governments, and the Ahidjo and Biya regimes to articulate their political vision, justify their policies, sell their respective ideologies to the youth; and what lessons could be drawn from them on competing, conflicting and complementary perspectives on youth agency in Cameroon and Africa. Churchill links the Youth Day to ongoing discussions in Africa about the role and place of youths as agents of development in Africa. Most significantly, he finally puts Cameroon's controversial Youth Day in its appropriate historical context - not as a political device created by the Francophone politicians to distort Cameroonian history and erase 'plebiscite day' from the collective memory as Anglophone nationalists claim, but as a British Cameroons colonial legacy, successfully sold to the Ahidjo regime as a day to be commemorated throughout the federation, by leaders of the federated state of West Cameroon. Churchill Ewumbue-Monono, a senior career diplomat, is Minister Counsellor in the Cameroon Embassy in Moscow. A graduate of the International Higher School of Journalism, and the International Relations Institute of Cameroon in the University of Yaounde, he was a 1991-92 Fellow in Public Diplomacy in Boston University, USA. He has served in Cameroon in various professional capacities. Ewumbue-Monono has written extensively on Cameroon's political history, and his books include Men of Courage, published in 2005
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Youth -- Political activity -- Cameroon.
Cameroon -- Politics and government -- 1960-
Cameroon -- Politics and government -- To 1960.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789956558322
9789956717521 (electronic bk.)
9956717525 (electronic bk.)