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Democracy and political change in Sub-Saharan Africa / edited by John A. Wiseman.

Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.
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1 online resource (256 p.)
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Subjects:
Democracy -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government -- 1960-.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Since the end of the 1980's the most important political development in Sub-Saharan Africa has been the movement towards democracy. This is something that has affected nearly all the countries in the region in varying degrees. This book provides the reader with a set of case studies covering a diverse range of African states in order to identify the major causes of recent change, the progress made so far and what the prospects for the future might be. While changes in the global political situation has been important, the greatest impetus towards democracy has been the result on internal factors. For all the states covered the specific domestic, social, economic, and political conditions are seen as vitally important. Since the end of the 1980's the most important political development in Sub-Saharan Africa has been the movement towards democracy. This is something that has affected nearly all the countries in the region in varying degrees. This book provides the reader with a set of case studies covering a diverse range of African states in order to identify the major causes of recent change, the progress made so far and what the prospects for the future might be. While changes in the global political situation has been important, the greatest impetus towards democracy has been the result on internal factors. For all the states covered the specific domestic, social, economic, and political conditions are seen as vitally important.
Contents:
chapter 1 Introduction The movement towards democracy
Global, continental and state perspectives / John A. Wiseman
chapter 2 C�te d�Ivoire Multi-party democracy and political change
Surviving the crisis / Richard C. Crook
chapter 3 Mali Democracy and political change / Richard Vengroff
chapter 4 Nigeria Democracy and civil society
The Nigerian transition programme, 1985-1993 / Julius Ihonvbere
chapter 5 Ghana From personalist to democratic rule / Jeff Haynes
chapter 6 Ethiopia and Eritrea The politics of post-insurgency / Christopher Clapham
chapter 7 Uganda The advent of no-party democracy / Holger Bernt Hansen
chapter 8 Malawi The transition to multi-party politics / Denis Venter
chapter 9 Zambia Kaunda and Chiluba
Enduring patterns of political culture / Jan Kees van Donge
chapter 10 Conclusion Assessing the prospects for the consolidation of democracy in Africa / Christopher Clapham.
Notes:
Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Wiseman, John A.
ISBN:
1-134-82989-2
0-203-29645-1
1-280-32053-2
0-203-42833-1
OCLC:
647375139
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203428337 doi