ISBN 9789996066023
Pages 442
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published 2020
Publisher Luviri Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

Democratization in Malawi

edited by Kings Phiri, Kenneth R. Ross

The vote in favour of multi-party politics at the National Referendum of 1993, and the subsequent General Election of 1994, heralded the advent of a democratic system of government in Malawi. lt soon became apparent, however, that there remained many obstacles to overcome before Malawi would be a truly democratic country. In this volume, a multi-disciplinary approach has been employed to examine both the progress and the pitfalls of the democratization process. Political scientists, lawyers, historians, theologians, literary critics, linguists, economists, and educationalists apply the tools of their respective disciplines to take stock of democratization in Malawi. This book is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking to understand the social and political situation in Malawi in the early years of the Second Republic.

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About the Editors

Kings Phiri

Kings M. Phiri is Associate Professor of History and Dean of Postgraduate Studies in the University of Malawi. His earlier works include Twenty-Five Years of lndependence in Malawi, 1964-1989 (Blantyre: Dzuka, 1989) and many influential articles on precolonial, colonial and post-independence Malawian history.

Kenneth R. Ross

Kenneth R. Ross is Professor of Theology at Zomba Theological University, Malawi, and Associate Minister of Bemvu Parish, CCAP. Earlier he has served as Professor of Theology at the University of Malawi, General Secretary of the Church of Scotland Board of World Mission and Chair of the Scotland Malawi Partnership.