Problems of Measuring Democracy: Illustrations from Africa

DEVELOPMENT AND DEMOCRACY: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNT AND HOW?, Ole Elgstrom and Goran Hyden, eds., Routledge, 2002

Posted: 18 Sep 2007

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Staffan I. Lindberg

Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute; Göteborg University - Department of Political Science

Abstract

This chapter examines the explanations to the level of democracy and the extent of democratisation in the first two sections respectively, as presented by Bratton and van de Walle (1997). Section three approach the issue of different timing and extent of democratisation in Africa. I examine the difference between early and late transitions and include a discussion of the countries that never made any progress as well as the cases that progressed slowly but surely throughout the period in question.

Keywords: democratization, Africa, elections, political development

Suggested Citation

Lindberg, Staffan I., Problems of Measuring Democracy: Illustrations from Africa. DEVELOPMENT AND DEMOCRACY: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNT AND HOW?, Ole Elgstrom and Goran Hyden, eds., Routledge, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1013642

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