Closing the circle : democratization and development in Africa (Book, 2000) []
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Closing the circle : democratization and development in Africa

Closing the circle : democratization and development in Africa

Author: Richard Sandbrook
Publisher: Toronto : Between the Lines ; London ; New York : Zed Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Drawing on the diverse experiences of a selected sample of African countries, the author shows how democracy, economic reform and the social order can all be strengthened, created or improved.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sandbrook, Richard.
Closing the circle.
Toronto : Between the Lines ; London ; New York : Zed Books, 2000
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Sandbrook
ISBN: 1856498271 9781856498272 185649828X 9781856498289 1896357377 9781896357379
OCLC Number: 44509172
Description: xii, 180 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Map of Sub-Saharan Africa --
1. Patterns and Perspectives. From Authoritarianism to Democracy. Democratization and Deadly Conflict. Democratization, Economic Reform, and the State. The Future: Democracy, Development, and Globalization --
2. The Real World of African Democracy. Elections: How Free and Fair? Party Systems or Factional Systems? Civil and Political Rights: How Protected? The Practice and Promise of Democratization --
3. Democratization and Deadly Conflict. The Complex Political Emergency Syndrome. Deadly Conflict in the Sudan. Democratization as Antidote. Prognosis: Uncertain --
4. Democratization and Market Reforms. Governmental Commitment to Reform. Building Political Coalitions for Neo-Liberal Reform. Administrative Capacity.
Other Titles: Democratization and development in Africa
Responsibility: Richard Sandbrook.
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Exploring democratization in Africa, this book compares a variety of African nations and illustrates the connections between democracy, economic reform and social order.  Read more...


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'Sandbrook does a remarkable job of presenting an extraordinary range of material about an extraordinarily complex subject--the meltdown of politics and economies in Africa--in a way that makes Read more...

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