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The Resource The quality of democracy in Africa : opposition competitiveness rooted in legacies of cleavages, Jonathan van Eerd

The quality of democracy in Africa : opposition competitiveness rooted in legacies of cleavages, Jonathan van Eerd

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The quality of democracy in Africa : opposition competitiveness rooted in legacies of cleavages
Title
The quality of democracy in Africa
Title remainder
opposition competitiveness rooted in legacies of cleavages
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan van Eerd
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Language
eng
Summary
This book shows that democratization in sub-Saharan Africa can be successful, even if the government remains dominated by one major political party. If an institutionalized and strong opposition party – even when too weak to take power - challenges the dominant government party, the quality of democracy improves substantially. The comparative study demonstrates that competitive opposition parties in dominant party systems are rooted in the historical legacy of political cleavages related to de-colonization that precede the third wave of democratization of the 1990s and have survived the instability of post-independence political developments to the present day. The study covers 19 African countries and 55 elections overall, including four in-depth case studies of Botswana, Lesotho, Ghana and Mali. It offers scholars and practitioners of electoral democracies and competitive authoritarian regimes a novel view on the role of party systems in processes of democratization. It makes an important contribution to the general literature on state building intertwined with democratization and representation in old and new democracies. --
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Eerd, Jonathan van
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Challenges to democracy in the 21st century
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  • Democratization
  • Opposition (Political science)
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
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The quality of democracy in Africa : opposition competitiveness rooted in legacies of cleavages, Jonathan van Eerd
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The conceptualization of opposition competitiveness of opposition competitiveness and its significance for dominant party system responsiveness -- Explanations for different opposition competitiveness degrees in African dominant party systems -- Comparative historical explanation of comtemporary opposition competitiveness degrees in four crucial cases -- Party system responsiveness in contemporary Botswana, Lesotho, Ghana and Mali -- General conclusion
Control code
ocn962889296
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 272 pages
Isbn
9783319508375
Lccn
2017934887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962889296
Label
The quality of democracy in Africa : opposition competitiveness rooted in legacies of cleavages, Jonathan van Eerd
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The conceptualization of opposition competitiveness of opposition competitiveness and its significance for dominant party system responsiveness -- Explanations for different opposition competitiveness degrees in African dominant party systems -- Comparative historical explanation of comtemporary opposition competitiveness degrees in four crucial cases -- Party system responsiveness in contemporary Botswana, Lesotho, Ghana and Mali -- General conclusion
Control code
ocn962889296
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 272 pages
Isbn
9783319508375
Lccn
2017934887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962889296

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