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How African countries stack up in the ‘good society’ stakes

Ferdinand Botha

Published : 2016


Which is the best African country for citizens to live in? A recently developed barometer has measured just that. The Good African Society Index, published in 2015, measures the quality of society in African states, exploring how African countries perform relative to each other in a number of domains. The index draws on the concept of the “good society”, articulated in American political commentator Walter Lippman’s 1937 work, “The Good Society”, as a basis for a well-functioning society. The Good Society Framework provides a flexible paradigm for examining the qualities that a good society should have. It was used as an underlying theoretical framework in the development of the African in..

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