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Voting for democracy : watershed elections in contemporary anglophone Africa

Author: John Daniel; Roger Southall; Morris Szeftel
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1999.
Series: Leeds studies in democratization.
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"The essays in this book examine the context and conduct of a series of watershed elections held in Anglophone Africa in the first half of the 1990s. These elections crystallized a wider process of democratization, underway in much of sub-Saharan Africa during the last decade, in which attempts were made to shift from various forms of authoritarian rule (colonial or racial oligarchies, military regimes, one-party  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Daniel; Roger Southall; Morris Szeftel
ISBN: 1855219964 9781855219960
OCLC Number: 39849383
Description: ix, 273 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Political crisis and democratic renewal in Africa / Morris Szeftel --
Electoral systems and democratization in Africa / Roger Southall --
Electoral corruption and manipulation in Africa: the case for international monitoring / John Daniel and Roger Southall --
The 1989 elections and the decolonization of Namibia / Lionel Cliffe and Donna Pankhurst --
Democratization and the 1991 elections in Zambia / Carolyn Baylies and Morris Szeftel --
Kenya: the survival of the old order / Rok Ajudu --
Settling old scores: from authoritarianism to dependent democracy in Lesotho / Roger Southall /--
Blocked transition in Nigeria: democracy and the power of oligarchy / Chudi Okaye --
The democratic transition in Malawi: from single-party rule to a multi-party state / Diana Cammack --
Choosing "the freedom to be free": the South African general election of 1994 / Roger Southall and Morris Szeftel --
Conclusion: false dawn or democratic opening? / John Daniel and Roger Southall.
Series Title: Leeds studies in democratization.
Responsibility: edited by John Daniel, Roger Southall, and Morris Szeftel.

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This text presents a discussion of electoral systems and democratization in Anglophone Africa. Examining countries such as South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria, the book explores  Read more...

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