Multiparty Democracy and Political Change: Constraints to Democratization in Africa

1st Edition

John Mukum Mbaku, Julius O. Ihonvbere

Routledge
Published September 18, 2018
Reference - 333 Pages
ISBN 9781138323858 - CAT# K392118
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

First published in 1998, This book is written by seasoned scholars of African Studies and it intended to make a significant contribution to the debate on democracy and democratization in the continent. It contains a rich mixture of analytical ideas and views on the transition to accountable, participatory, and democratic governance structures in Africa. It provides both students of African political economy and policymakers in the continent and in-depth analysis of the post-independence experience of African countries with institutional reforms. Specifically, it looks at the struggles of Africans, since independence, to provide themselves with more appropriate and viable governance structures and economic systems that enhance the ability to entrepreneurs to create wealth. The Book breaks new ground in that it places significant emphasis on the reconstruction of the neo-colonial state as an important first step to a successful transition to democratic and more accountable governance structures.

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