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The Resource Party systems and democracy in Africa, edited by Renske Doorenspleet and Lia Nijzink

Party systems and democracy in Africa, edited by Renske Doorenspleet and Lia Nijzink

Label
Party systems and democracy in Africa
Title
Party systems and democracy in Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Renske Doorenspleet and Lia Nijzink
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Do party systems help or hinder democracy in Africa? This collection offers important new insights into the relation between party systems and democracy on the African continent. It presents a comparative analysis of how African party systems influence procedural aspects of democracy such as accountability and government responsiveness and also shows how party systems affect citizens' satisfaction. It paints a vivid picture of the one-party dominant systems in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa and how these impede the deepening of democracy. Drawing lessons from Benin, Ghana and Zambia, it also portrays the fluidity of African party systems and draw attention to the importance of party system change. The insightful contributions show that African party systems affect democracy in ways that are different from the relation between party systems and democracy observed elsewhere"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1879.A795
LC item number
P37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Doorenspleet, Renske
  • Nijzink, Lia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political parties
  • Democracy
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National
  • Democracy
  • Political parties
  • Politics and government
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Einparteiensystem
  • Mehrparteiensystem
  • Demokratisierung
  • Subsaharisches Afrika
Label
Party systems and democracy in Africa, edited by Renske Doorenspleet and Lia Nijzink
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Do Party Systems Matter for Democracy in Africa? -- 2. Multi-Party Elections in Africa: For Better or Worse -- PART I: ONE-PARTY DOMINANT SYSTEMS -- 3. South Africa: Electoral Dominance, Identity Politics and Democracy -- 4 Botswana: Presidential Ambitions, Party Factions and the Durability of a Dominant Party -- 5. Namibia: From Liberation to Domination -- PART II: OTHER PARTY SYSTEMS -- 6. Ghana: The African Exemplar of an Institutionalized Two-Party System? -- Benin: A Pulverized Party System in Transition -- 8. Zambia: Dominance Won and Lost -- PART III: CONCLUSION -- 9. Do Party Systems Help or Hinder Democracy in Africa?
Control code
882184845
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 191 pages
Isbn
9781137011718
Lccn
2014029174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)882184845
Label
Party systems and democracy in Africa, edited by Renske Doorenspleet and Lia Nijzink
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Do Party Systems Matter for Democracy in Africa? -- 2. Multi-Party Elections in Africa: For Better or Worse -- PART I: ONE-PARTY DOMINANT SYSTEMS -- 3. South Africa: Electoral Dominance, Identity Politics and Democracy -- 4 Botswana: Presidential Ambitions, Party Factions and the Durability of a Dominant Party -- 5. Namibia: From Liberation to Domination -- PART II: OTHER PARTY SYSTEMS -- 6. Ghana: The African Exemplar of an Institutionalized Two-Party System? -- Benin: A Pulverized Party System in Transition -- 8. Zambia: Dominance Won and Lost -- PART III: CONCLUSION -- 9. Do Party Systems Help or Hinder Democracy in Africa?
Control code
882184845
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 191 pages
Isbn
9781137011718
Lccn
2014029174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)882184845

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