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- Biography & Autobiography, Social Activists
- Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs
- Education, Educational Policy & Reform
Cameroon, African history, Government policy, Higher education, Memoir, Public servant, Social change
The Triumph of Social Democracy
Memoires of a Public Servant
The Triumph of Social Democracy addresses the issue of participatory democracy particularly in developing countries that have survived party-state political systems. The book demonstrates the positive role that individuals can and do play in public policy formulation if they are guided by the principles of inclusive government and governance, self discipline, self esteem, integrity and a strong will and commitment to the common good. The book further demonstrates that social change is possible even in democratically sterile regimes if the key actors responsible for change construct their mission on a good vision that promotes democracy, social justice, peace, equity and development. Readers interested in finding evidence of the relevance of personal values and public policy formulation and practice will find in this book an excellent example and good empowering evidence of the interplay and harmony between individual convictions and service to the community or public service. The Triumph of Social Democracy addresses the question of social change and how the scientific attitude can be used to fruition in promoting dialogue, peace, harmony, personal and institutional stability and progress in society. The book is a valuable reader in sociological theory, applied sociology, participation and inclusive governance. The Triumph of Social Democracy is an invaluable practical guide for policy makers, a handbook and resource book for politicians, individuals and change agencies involved in institutional and human development, the promotion of peace, justice, democracy and sustainable development in developing countries. Scientists involved in the advancement of the principles and goals of equality, equity, relevance, access and good governance in the educational sector, particularly higher education will a veritable mine for the development of the mind and society at large.
Ajaga Nji belongs to that rare breed of social thinkers with unbridled dedication to the dominant values of justice, equity and peace. A long-term member of Cameroon’s No.1 Opposition Party, the Social Democratic Front (SDF), he is also a member of the National Advisory Council of the Party and a champion and advocate of freedom and liberty. A product of the American education system, Professor Ajaga Nji is an avid seeker of knowledge and a man of high integrity. He earned a B.A. from Berea College Kentucky, MS and PhD from Iowa State University. A world class rural sociologist and development consultant, he retired as Full Professor of the University of Dschang, Cameroon where he had once served as Vice Rector. A consultant to the World Bank, UNDP, FAO and other organisations. He is author of ten books including “Why Poor People Remain Poor”.
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