Democracy in Africa successes, failures, and the struggle for political reform /

Main Author: Cheeseman, Nic, 1979-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Physical Description: xx, 247 pages ; 23 cm.
Series: New approaches to African history ; 9.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: democratization against the odds
  • Fragments of democracy: participation and control in authoritarian Africa
  • Cultures of resistance: civil society and the limits of power
  • 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
  • Democratic dividend: political competition, populism, and public policy
  • Conclusion: designing democracy to manage diversity and distrust
  • Appendix 1. The fate of Africa's democratic experiments 1989-2014.