Electoral Process and the Prospects for Democracy Consolidation

Electoral Process and the Prospects for Democracy Consolidation

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Any study of Africa's multiparty elections reveals inherent institutional and systemic difficulties that raise questions about the electoral outcomes in the emerging democracies. An assessment of electoral processes in Africa poses methodological, conceptual, and theoretical challenges to scholars and practitioners. The chapters of this volume address these issues through an assessment of the electoral processes and an examination of democratisation trends in Africa, with special focus on case studies. The chapters on Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, and South Africa analyse these complexities holistically. They examine: the potency and independence of electoral institutions; adherence to electoral laws by those charged with the statutory powers as well as the participants in the elections; the role of the media, election monitors and observers, civil society, and political parties. The authors also assess whether or not elections were conducted in a free and fair environment conducive for multiparty electoral practice and consolidation.Contextualising the African Multiparty Elections of 2004 Abdalla Hamdok, Joram Rukambe Korwa Gombe Adar. ABOUTTHE. EDITORS. Korwa G. Adar is Research Director for Area Studies at the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA), Pretoria, South Africa. ... on Conflict Resolution; vii Commonwealth and Comparative Politics; Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives ABOUT THE EDITORS.

Title:Electoral Process and the Prospects for Democracy Consolidation
Author:Abdalla Hamdok, Joram Rukambe
Publisher:African Books Collective - 2008


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