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Political liberalization and democratization in Africa : lessons from country experiences

Author: Julius Omozuanvbo Ihonvbere; John Mukum Mbaku
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
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Since the late 1980s, Africans have been engaged in efforts to transform their societies and provide themselves with more effective governance and economic structures. Unfortunately, most of these efforts have not progressed beyond simple elections. The contributors to this volume provide strategies that Africans can use to deepen democracy, improve resource allocation, and enhance their ability to coexist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Political liberalization and democratization in Africa.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(DLC) 2003052897
(OCoLC)52257915
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julius Omozuanvbo Ihonvbere; John Mukum Mbaku
ISBN: 0313051518 9780313051517 1280423463 9781280423468
OCLC Number: 60127996
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 369 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Establishing generalities and specificities in Africa's struggle for democracy and development / Julius O. Ihonvbere and John Mukum Mbaku --
Transition to democratic governance in Africa: learning from past failures / John Mukum Mbaku --
Dismantling a discredited one-party regime: populism and political liberalization in Zambia / Julius O. Ihonvbere --
Problematizing a transition: the power elite, the state, and transition politics in Cameroon / Nantang Jua --
Planned and unplanned outcomes: uneven and unsteady pathways to democratization in Nigeria / Victor Adefemi Isumonah --
The state and the politics of democratic consolidation in Benin, 1990-1999 / 'Kunle Amuwo --
The military and the 'democratization' in The Gambia: 1994-2002 / Abdoulaye S. Saine --
Unsteady steps and uncertain politics: political democratization in post-civil war Liberia / George Klay Kieh Jr. --
Between dictatorship and democracy: a critical evaluation of Kabila's 'revolution' in the Democratic Republic of Congo / Osita G. Afoaku --
Overcoming a one-man dictatorship: political liberalization and democratization in Malawi / Julius O. Ihonvbere --
The contested state of democracy in South Africa / Roger Southall --
Eritrea's aborted democratization / Kidane Mengisteab --
Land reform and Zimbabwe's troubled transition to democratic governance / Sam Moyo.
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