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
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
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