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Multi-party elections in Africa

Author: Michael P Cowen; Liisa Laakso
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2002.
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A volume of electoral studies of multiparty politics in 14 African countries during the 1990s. Most are about national elections in Anglophone Africa. There are also less well-known examples from  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Cowen; Liisa Laakso
ISBN: 0312294867 9780312294861 0852558449 9780852558447 0852558430 9780852558430
OCLC Number: 493051376
Description: X-387 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Elections and election studies in Africa / Michael Cowen & Liisa Laakso --
The politics of national elections in Botswana, Lesotho & Switzerland: towards a comparative analysis / Michael Neocosmos --
Beyond the silence of women in Ethiopian politics / Eva Poluha --
Behind the transparent ballot box: the significance of the 1990s elections in Ghana / Anthony Kwesi Aubynn --
Multi-party elections in Guinea-Bissau / Lars Rudebeck --
The 1997 elections in Kenya: the politics of communality and locality / Michael Cowen & Karuti Kanyinga --
Winning elections, losing legitimacy: multi-partyism & the Neopatrimonial State in Malawi / Harri Englund --
Swapo wins, apathy rules: the Namibian 1998 local authority elections / Iina Soiri --
A transition to nowhere: electoral politics in Nigeria during the Abacha years, 1993-1998 / Adebayoo O. Olukoshi --
Multi-party elections and the predicament of northern hegemony in Sudan / Atta El-Battahani --
Elections at the borderland: voter opinion in Arusha & Kilimanjaro Tanzania / Tuulikki Pietila, Sanna Ojalammi-Wamai, & Liisa Laakso --
Contesting democracy: 1996 elections in Zambia / Jeremy Gould --
When elections are just a formality: rural-urban dynamics in the dominant-party system of Zimbabwe / Liisa Laakso.
Other Titles: Elections and election studies in Africa / Michael Cowen & Liisa Laakso.
Politics of national elections in Botswana, Lesotho & Switzerland: towards a comparative analysis / Michael Neocosmos.
Beyond the silence of women in Ethiopian politics / Eva Poluha.
Behind the transparent ballot box: the significance of the 1990s elections in Ghana / Anthony Kwesi Aubynn.
Multi-party elections in Guinea-Bissau / Lars Rudebeck.
1997 elections in Kenya: the politics of communality and locality / Michael Cowen & Karuti Kanyinga.
Winning elections, losing legitimacy: multi-partyism & the Neopatrimonial State in Malawi / Harri Englund.
Swapo wins, apathy rules: the Namibian 1998 local authority elections / Iina Soiri.
A transition to nowhere: electoral politics in Nigeria during the Abacha years, 1993-1998 / Adebayoo O. Olukoshi.
Multi-party elections and the predicament of northern hegemony in Sudan / Atta El-Battahani.
Elections at the borderland: voter opinion in Arusha & Kilimanjaro Tanzania / Tuulikki Pietila, Sanna Ojalammi-Wamai, & Liisa Laakso.
Contesting democracy: 1996 elections in Zambia / Jeremy Gould.
When elections are just a formality: rural-urban dynamics in the dominant-party system of Zimbabwe / Liisa Laakso.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Cowen & Liisa Laakso.

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