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The Resource Democracy in Africa : successes, failures, and the struggle for political reform, Nic Cheeseman, University of Oxford

Democracy in Africa : successes, failures, and the struggle for political reform, Nic Cheeseman, University of Oxford

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Democracy in Africa : successes, failures, and the struggle for political reform
Title
Democracy in Africa
Title remainder
successes, failures, and the struggle for political reform
Statement of responsibility
Nic Cheeseman, University of Oxford
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of democracy in Africa and explains why the continent's democratic experiments have so often failed, as well as how they could succeed. Nic Cheeseman grapples with some of the most important questions facing Africa and democracy today, including whether international actors should try and promote democracy abroad, how to design political systems that manage ethnic diversity, and why democratic governments often make bad policy decisions. Beginning in the colonial period with the introduction of multi-party elections and ending in 2013 with the collapse of democracy in Mali and South Sudan, the book describes the rise of authoritarian states in the 1970s; the attempts of trade unions and some religious groups to check the abuse of power in the 1980s; the remarkable return of multiparty politics in the 1990s; and finally, the tragic tendency for elections to exacerbate corruption and violence."--Publisher's description
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IEN/DLC
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1979-
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Cheeseman, Nicholas
Dewey number
321.8096
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1879.A15
LC item number
C536 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New approaches to African history
Series volume
9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Democratization
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Political parties
  • Elections
  • Political participation
  • Afrika
  • 73.72 politics and government (ethnology)
  • Democracy
  • Democratization
  • Elections
  • Political participation
  • Political parties
  • Politics and government
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Demokrati
  • Demokratisering
  • Politiska förhållanden
  • Politiska partier
  • Val (statsvetenskap)
  • Politiskt deltagande
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Democracy in Africa : successes, failures, and the struggle for political reform, Nic Cheeseman, University of Oxford
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendix 1. The fate of Africa's democratic experiments 1989-2014
  • Introduction: democratization against the odds
  • Fragments of democracy: participation and control in authoritarian Africa
  • Cultures of resistance: civil society and the limits of power
  • The second liberation: economic decline, the end of the Cold War, and the struggle for democracy
  • Exporting elections: international donors and the era of democratic dependency
  • Subverting democracy: the advantages of incumbency and the politics of violence
  • The democratic dividend: political competition, populism, and public policy
  • Conclusion: designing democracy to manage diversity and distrust
Control code
ocn893450781
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 247 pages
Isbn
9780521138420
Lccn
2014044909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o893450781
  • (OCoLC)893450781
Label
Democracy in Africa : successes, failures, and the struggle for political reform, Nic Cheeseman, University of Oxford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendix 1. The fate of Africa's democratic experiments 1989-2014
  • Introduction: democratization against the odds
  • Fragments of democracy: participation and control in authoritarian Africa
  • Cultures of resistance: civil society and the limits of power
  • The second liberation: economic decline, the end of the Cold War, and the struggle for democracy
  • Exporting elections: international donors and the era of democratic dependency
  • Subverting democracy: the advantages of incumbency and the politics of violence
  • The democratic dividend: political competition, populism, and public policy
  • Conclusion: designing democracy to manage diversity and distrust
Control code
ocn893450781
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 247 pages
Isbn
9780521138420
Lccn
2014044909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o893450781
  • (OCoLC)893450781

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