One-Party Dominance in African Democracies

Editors: Doorenspleet, Renske and Nijzink, Lia
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

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ISBN: 978-1-58826-869-3
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
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Is the dominance of one political party a problem in an emerging democracy, or simply an expression of the will of the people? Why has one-party dominance endured in some African democracies and not in others? What are the mechanisms behind the varying party-system trajectories? Considering these questions, the authors of this collaborative work use a rigorous comparative research design and rich case material to greatly enhance our understanding of one of the key issues confronting emerging democracies in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • 1 One-Party Dominance in African Democracies: A Framework for Analysis - Renske Doorenspleet and Lia Nijzink
  • 2 An Overview of African Party Systems - Gero Erdmann and Matthias Basedau
  • PART 1 ENDURING ONE-PARTY DOMINANCE
  • 3 Namibia: Cultivating the Liberation Gospel - Henning Melber
  • 4 South Africa: Racialized Discourse in the Context of Deteriorating Performance - Thiven Reddy
  • 5 Tanzania: Nurturing Legacies of the Past - Mohammed Bakari and Richard Whitehead
  • PART 2 ONE-PARTY DOMINANCE DISCONTINUED
  • 6 Zambia: Manufactured One-Party Dominance and Its Collapse - Neo Simutanyi
  • 7 Mali: From Dominant Party to Platform of Unity - Martin van Vliet
  • 8 Senegal: The Rise and Fall of a One-Party-Dominant System - Christof Hartmann
  • PART 3 CONCLUSION
  • 9 Why One-Party Dominance Endures in Some Democracies but Not Others - Lia Nijzink and Renske Doorenspleet
  • List of Acronyms
  • Bibliography
  • The Contributors
  • About the Book