Democratization in sub-Saharan Africa : transitions and turning points : an overview of the literature (1995-1996)

TitleDemocratization in sub-Saharan Africa : transitions and turning points : an overview of the literature (1995-1996)
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsK. van Walraven, P. Thomas, and C. Thiriot
Series titleResearch report ; 65
Pagination - IV, 209
Date Published2002///
PublisherAfrican Studies Centre
Place PublishedLeiden
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number90-5448-048-3
KeywordsAfrica, Bibliographies (form), democracy, democratization, ethnicity, politics, Subsaharan Africa, violence

This publication is a follow-up of two earlier reviews of the literature on democratization in sub-Saharan Africa, covering the periods 1989-1992 and 1992-1995. The present volume focuses on the latter part of 1995 and 1996 and includes more than 800 references. The first part of the study deals with thematic debates that characterize the literature: conceptual and methodological issues; aspects of political economy; political parties and electoral politics; economic and international dimensions; institutions; territorial organization; political culture and traditions; actors and civil society; the military, coups d'Etat, violence and conflicts; ethnicity and regionalism; and institutionalization and consolidation. The second part focuses on neglected issues and comparative insights, in particular the social and sociological aspects of democracy, the financial dimensions of multiparty politics, and international relations. Part 3 presents brief country overviews, while part 4 contains the bibliography. [ASC Leiden abstract]


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