1st Edition

Democracy and Political Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

Edited By John A. Wiseman Copyright 1995
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    Since the end of the 1980s the most important political development in Sub-Saharan Africa has been the movement towards democracy. This is something that has affected nearly all the countries in the region in varying degrees.
    This book provides the reader with a set of case studies covering a diverse range of African states in order to identify the major causes of recent change, the progress made so far and what the prospects for the future might be. While changes in the global political situation has been important, the greatest impetus towards democracy has been the result on internal factors. For all the states covered the specific domestic, social, economic, and political conditions are seen as vitally important.

    1.Introduction: The Movement Towards Democracy: Global, Continental and State Perspectives 2. Cote D'Ivoire: Multiparty Democracy and Political Change in Cote D'Ivoire: Surviving the Crisis 3. Mali: Democracy and Political Change in Mali 4. Nigeria: Democracy and Civil Society: The Nigerian Transition Programme, 1985-1993 5. Ghana: From Personalist to Democratic Rule in Ghana 6. Ethiopia and Eritrea: The Politics of Post-Insurgency 7. Uganda: The Advent of No-Party Democracy in Uganda 8. Malawi: Malawi's Transition to Multi-Party Politics 9. Zambia: Kaunda and Chiluba: Two Instruments of God's WIll or Enduring Patterns of Political Culture in Zambia 10 Conclusion: Assessing the Prosects for Consolidation of Democracy in Africa


    John A. Wiseman