Democratic Trajectories In Africa

Democratic Trajectories in Africa
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 310
ISBN 9780199686285
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

This volume examines how foreign aid has influenced democratic transitions and consolidation in sub-Saharan Africa.

Democratic Trajectories in Africa
  • Author : Danielle Resnick,Nicolas van de Walle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10

This volume examines how foreign aid has influenced democratic transitions and consolidation in sub-Saharan Africa.

Democracy in Africa
  • Author : Nic Cheeseman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12

This book provides the first comprehensive overview of Africa's history of democracy, grappling with important questions facing Africa today.

African States Since Independence
  • Author : Darin Christensen,David D. Laitin
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28

Authors Christensen and Laitin argue that an interplay of geographic, historical, and demographic factors undergird sub-Saharan states' post-independence struggles to eradicate poverty, establish democratic accountability, and quell civil unrest. They set out the founding fathers' challenges in transforming their postcolonial states, many of which are ethnically diverse, geographically diffuse, sparsely

Development  Democracy and Cohesion
  • Author : Bangura, Yusuf
  • Publisher : Sierra Leonean Writers Series
  • Release Date : 2015-08-06

Development is not just an economic issue or improvements in GDP and household incomes; it is also about social protection and how power and social differences are organised and managed for the benefit of all. With insights on Sierra Leone and wider Africa contexts, the 45 essays in this volume throw

Africa in the Twenty First Century
  • Author : Gashawbeza Bekele,Adebayo Oyebade
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2018-12-04

This book, written by African scholars on both sides of the Atlantic, explores contemporary debates, controversies, achievements, challenges, and future prospects of African development and democratization from diverse theoretical perspectives.

The Crisis of Democratization in the Greater Horn of Africa
  • Author : Kidane Mengisteab
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release Date : 2020

Analyses the structural and institutional obstacles to democratization in transitional societies - fractured societies, fragmented economies and institutions of governance, weak or deformed state structures - and how to overcome these.

Sociology in South Africa
  • Author : R. Sooryamoorthy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-13

This book is the first comprehensive account of the history and current state of South African sociology. Providing a holistic picture of the subject both as it is taught in universities and as a field of research, it reveals the trajectories of a discipline in a challenging socio-political context. With

Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa
  • Author : Andrew Reynolds,Assistant Professor Department of Government and International Studies Andrew Reynolds
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1999

A comparative study of democratic design in Southern Africa, this text finds that the decisions about how to constitute representative parliaments have wide ranging effects on the type of parties and party systems that develop.

Security and Democracy in Southern Africa
  • Author : Gavin Cawthra,André Du Pisani,Abillah H. Omari
  • Publisher : IDRC
  • Release Date : 2007

Southern Africa has embarked on one of the world’s most ambitious security co-operation initiatives, seeking to roll out the principles of the United Nations at regional levels. This book examines the triangular relationship between democratization, the character of democracy and its deficits and national security practices and perceptions of

The Struggle of Democratisation against Authoritarianism in Contemporary Africa
  • Author : Kenneth Good
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-05-07

This book discusses how the historical dimensions in Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa are similar: dominated by oppressive settler colonialism and authoritarian independent governments, their ruling elites characterised by greed and corruption. Zimbabwe is outstandingly oppressive, plagued from the start by planned, regularised, ferocious, and unparalleled violence, as described in

The State in Africa
  • Author : Tatah Mentan
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Release Date : 2010

Introduction -- Framing the problem of the state in Africa -- Historical and theoretical context -- The state in Africa in an era of capitalist globalization : a theoretical exploration -- Slavery and capitalist globalization -- Colonial globalization or the extension of European Westphalian state to Africa -- Decolonizing imperial state

The Politics of Neoliberal Reforms in Africa
  • Author : Piet Konings
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Release Date : 2011

Neoliberalism has become the dominant development agenda in Africa. Faced with a deep economic and political crisis, African governments have been compelled by powerful external agencies, in particular the Bretton Woods institutions and western states, to pursue this agenda as a necessary precondition for the receipt of development aid. What

The Future of Africa
  • Author : Jeffrey Herbst
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17

This book provides a review of recent development in Africa. It reviews NEPAD and the AU and suggests what must be done for African countries to reverse their growth and security trajectories by asking if any African country will establish the prerequisites for sustained high-level growth.

The Fate of Africa s Democratic Experiments
  • Author : Leonardo Alfonso Villalón,Leonardo A. Villalón,Peter VonDoepp
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2005

Does democracy have a future in Africa?

Democratic Contestation on the Margins
  • Author : Stephanie Matti,Claire Metelits
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-04-21

This edited volume adds to the growing body of knowledge on democratic and authoritarian regimes in sub-Saharan Africa, expanding the analysis to countries that have, to date, received scant attention. The authors examine democratic contestation in six countries as well as explanations for their trajectories.