ISBN 9782869781221
Pages 88
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2003
Publisher CODESRIA, Senegal
Format Paperback

Democratic Transition in Anglophone West Africa

by Jibrin Ibrahim

Ibrahim offers a comparative study of the democratic transitions in the Anglophone countries of West Africa, identifying regional trends and discreet factors. He argues that democracy is creeping up the agenda, owing to a detremined struggle for human rights and because democracy has been denied to the people for so long. He identifies a number of common issues across the region: the rise of a militarised secular state; a significant increase in public corruption; the primitive accumulation of capital; an intense battle to deepen democracy between civil society and the state; the appropriation of gender poltiics by the state through the office of the 'first ladies'; and the growing dissidence between elections and political choice. The study also addresses what may be considered an acceptable regional model in Ghana, and an unacceptable example in Liberia.

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About the Author

Jibrin Ibrahim

Jibrin Ibrahim is a leading political scientist, who has published widely on democratisation, pluralism and religious conflict in English and French.

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