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Published by E.J. Brill in Leiden, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Africa,
  • Africa.

Subjects:

  • Democracy -- Africa,
  • Democratization -- Africa,
  • Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-,
  • Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1960-

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by E. Ike Udogu.
SeriesInternational studies in sociology and social anthropology,, v. 64
ContributionsUdogu, Emmanuel Ike.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJQ1879.A15 D42 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination148 p. ;
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL629034M
ISBN 109004107339
LC Control Number96229982
OCLC/WorldCa36078342

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Book Description. This volume explores the issues and debates surrounding the ongoing processes of democratization in sub-Saharan Africa, illuminating the central dynamics characterizing Africa’s democratic experiments, and considering the connections between democratization and economic, social, and cultural developments on the continent. 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. In political science, the waves of democracy are major surges of democracy which have occurred in history. Although the term appears at least as early as , it was popularized by Samuel P. Huntington, a political scientist at Harvard University in his article published in the Journal of Democracy and further expounded in his book The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth. Democracy, democratization, and Africa: essays in commemoration of the 2,th anniversary of the ancient Greek discovery of democracy / edited by L.A. Thompson. Format Book Published Ibadan: Africa-Link Books, Description xvi, p. ; 25 cm. Other contributors Thompson, Lloyd A. Notes.