3 edition of Elections in Africa found in the catalog.
Elections in Africa
Includes bibliographical references
|Statement||edited by Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich, and Bernhard Thibaut|
|Contributions||Nohlen, Dieter, Krennerich, Michael, Thibaut, Bernhard|
|LC Classifications||JQ1879.A55 E44 1999|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 984 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||984|
|LC Control Number||99015993|
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Abstracts of International Conference “Elections in Africa”. First joint Conference of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Centre of African Studies of the Porto University in the “Internal Changes and Foreign.
Elections have always been an integral part of post-independence African politics and have assumed utmost Elections in Africa book in the course of recent democratisation processes.
Elections in Africa book However, comparative research on the political development in Africa lacks reliable electoral data. Elections in Africa fills this cap. The handbook is the only reliable source for African elections from independence to present. This book, the second of two volumes, explores the challenges and opportunities presented by the increased presence of social media within African politics.
As social media permeates different aspects of elections, it is ostensibly creating new challenges and opportunities. The prevailing narrative of democracy in Africa is pretty grim, and as ever, where there’s smoke there’s fire; elections in many African countries are often marred by violence, fraud, corruption, and ethnic conflict.
Rather, elections in Africa, based on his findings, are more than just the goal of a transition toward democracy or merely a formal procedure. The inception of multiparty elections usually initiates liberalization, and repeated electoral activities create incentives for political actors.
The aim of the research project “Elections and Democracy in Africa” is to contribute to a comparative understanding of the challenges facing governance and democracy in a number of African countries.
The research will focus on the challenges of institutionalising democratic change in relation to existing formal and informal power structures.
Elections in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities SEPTEMBER Background From the s through to the s, decolonization swept across Africa. While freedom was greeted with euphoria in many places, it could not mask the deep political instability that often accompanied independence.
Violence and coercion became a common means of changing power. The Journal of African Elections is an interdisciplinary biannual publication of research and writing in the human sciences, which seeks to promote a scholarly understanding of developments and change in Africa. An introduction to African politics, this course will provide for its participants a general survey of the main issues regarding politics in the continent.
Areas covered range from political system types, political economies, and political cultures of diverse. Violence in African Elections Between Democracy and Big Man Politics Nic Cheeseman, author of Democracy in Africa ‘This book is the first comprehensive study of its kind, it should be required reading not only for political scientists and other social science scholars, but also people in the policy sphere.’.
Most of the studies in this book are about national elections in Anglophone Africa. There are also less well-known examples from Sudan, Ethiopia and Guinea Bissau. The collection also features studies of the local elections in Namibia and of a significant by-election in by: The East African Institute of Social and Economic Research made it possible for the only one of the contributors to this book who was not in England at the time of the conference (Mr.
Engholm) to fly there for the purpose, and we are most grateful to Professor L. "This book is a path-breaking and much-needed study of the role of elections in Africa." (Nic Cheeseman Africa) "Lindberg has done a good job.
Written with serious academic and methodological rigor, this book contributes to the discourse on comparative democratization in Africa." (Arthur Abraham International Journal of African Historical Studies)Cited by: Five elections in Africa.
Oxford, Clarendon Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Mackenzie, W.J.M. (William James Millar), Five elections in Africa. Oxford, Clarendon Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: W J M. Most of the studies in this book are about national elections in Anglophone Africa.
There are also less well-known examples from Sudan, Ethiopia and Guinea Bissau. The collection also features studies of the local elections in Namibia and of a significant by-election in Malawi.
The multiparty period has been put, wherever possible, within the historical context of earlier elections in Africa. Produced by experienced and prolific editors at the University of Heidelberg, this Handbook on elections in Africa offers excellent analysis of electoral statistics and behaviour, which are invaluable for Africanists as well as researchers in comparative politics This analytical database belongs in every academic reference collection.
This book brings together fresh evidence and new theoretical frameworks in a unique analysis of the increasing role of social media in political campaigns and electoral processes across Africa.
Supported by contemporary and historical cases studies, it engages with the main drives behind the various appropriations of social media for election. This volume studies elections as a core institution of liberal democracy in the context of newly democratizing countries.
Political scientist Staffan I. Lindberg gathers data from every nationally contested election in Africa from tocovering elections in 44 countries. Holding an election is a milestone, but it is not the key to Africa’s democratic legitimacy.
Many elections in the African region have failed to meet the internationally accepted standards for. This handbook is the only reliable source for African elections from independence to the present. The first volume of the series presents a country-by-country study of African nations that provides a comparative introduction on elections and electoral systems.
Each country chapter examines the history of the institutional and electoral arrangements, the evolution of suffrage and current. Africa. INTRODUCTION. An election is a procedure by which members of communities and for organization choose representatives to hold an office (Dieter Nohlen ).
The general idea of the meaning of election is reflected in the below definition. “Elections are the democratic method of choosing representatives of the people”.
This handbook is the only reliable source for African elections from independence to the present. The first volume of the series presents a country-by-country study of African nations that provides a comparative introduction on elections and electoral systems.
Each Author: Dieter Nohlen.In this book, a valuable and accessible read for both students and scholars working in African politics, and those with a general interest in the politics of the region, Stephen Chan and Julia Gallagher explore the domestic and international context of these landmark : Stephen Chan, Julia Gallagher.