ISBN 9789996076312
Pages 572
Dimensions 229x152 mm
Published 2023
Publisher Mzuni Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

Malawi’s Transition from One-Party Autocracy to Enfeebled Democracy

by Denis Venter

"Denis Venter's book, Malawi's Transition from One-Party Autocracy to Enfeebled Democracy, takes us through six decades of Malawi's politics, the changes and the confronting challenges His sense of humour and his command over the subject make the reading insightful and enjoyable. The book is a must-read for all academics and practitioners. I can't wait to hold this book in my hands."

Dr Nandini Patel, Professor emeritus, Catholic University of Malawi

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About the Author

Denis Venter

Dr. Denis Venter obtained an MA in Political Science from the University of Pretoria and a DLitt et Phil degree in the same discipline from the University of South Africa (Unisa). Between 1978 and 1999 he held various positions at the Africa Institute of South Africa in Pretoria, ending his tenure as Executive Director. In 2010-11 he was the Nelson Mandela Chair Professor in the Centre for African Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Dr. Venter was the founder and first President (1991-95) of the African Studies Association of South Africa (ASASA), and for a decade (1995-2005) served as Vice-Chairman of the International African Institute (IAI) based in London. He holds research fellowships in Politics at the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein. Since 1999 he has been running a political and economic risk analysis unit, Africa Consultancy & Research.