African Political Parties: Evolution, Institutionalisation and Governance

Overview

The authors of this collection interrogate the political health of African political parties and evaluate the theory and practice of party functions, ideology and structure. Through fresh analysis using a variety of case studies, they question the democratic credentials of African political parties and propose new methods for achieving inclusive, broad-based representation. Themes include the evolution and institutionalisation of African political parties; the unique historical, political and social circumstances...

See more details below
Paperback
$29.91
BN.com price
(Save 14%)$35.00 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $8.91   
  • New (4) from $26.43   
  • Used (5) from $8.91   
Sending request ...

Overview

The authors of this collection interrogate the political health of African political parties and evaluate the theory and practice of party functions, ideology and structure. Through fresh analysis using a variety of case studies, they question the democratic credentials of African political parties and propose new methods for achieving inclusive, broad-based representation. Themes include the evolution and institutionalisation of African political parties; the unique historical, political and social circumstances that shaped their structures and functions.Morten Bøås In the governance trajectory, the authors question the relationship between African political parties and government; political parties and representation; political parties and electoral systems; and political parties and parliament. Case studies include Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and many others.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745320373
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 2/20/2003
  • Series: OSSREA
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

M. A. Mohamed Salih is Professor of Politics of Development at the Department of Political Science, University of Leiden, The Netherlands. His most recent books include African Pastoralism: Conflict Institutions and Governance (Pluto 2001) and African Democracies and African Politics (Pluto Press 2001). Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed is Professor of Social Anthropology. His most recent book is African Pastoralism: Conflicts, Institutions and Government (Pluto Press 2001).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword: Abdel Ghaffar Mohamed Ahmed: Executive Secretary, OSSREA
Abbreviations
1. Introduction: Evolution of African Political Parties; M. A. Mohamed Salih
2. Political Parties, Party Systems and Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa; Renske Doorenspleet
3. Power and competition: The institutional context of multi-party politics; Oda van Cranenburgh
4. Democratic Transition and the Crises of an African Nationalist Party, UNIP: Zambia; Jotham C. Momba
5. Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM): A Revolutionary Party in Transition, Tanzania; Paschal B. Mihyo
6. Inhibitions to Democratic Party Politics in Zimbabwe; John Makumbe
7. Political Parties and Democratic Sustenance in Ghana, 1992-2000; Kwame Boafo-Arthur
8. Sustainability of Political Parties in Kenya; Nick G. Wanjohi
9. Political Parties and Democracy in Independent Namibia; Tapera O. Chirawu
10. Multiparty Politics and Elections in Southern Africa: Realities and Imageries; Denis Venter
11. Party Politics and Political Culture in Ethiopia; Kassahun Berhanu
12. When Political Parties Fail: Sudan's Democratic Conundrum; Abdel Ghaffar Mohamed Ahmed and Samia El Hadi El Nagar
13. Political Parties and Governance; Wil Hout
14. Political Parties and Democratic Governance in Botswana; Mpho G. Molomo
15. Political Parties and the Unfinished Quest for Democratic Governance, Zambia; Njunga-Michael Mulikita
16. Political Parties and Governance in Nigeria; Dele Olowu and Matthew Okotoni
17. Political Parties and Government; Petr Kopeck_ and Peter Mair:
18. Synthesis and Conclusion; M. A. Mohamed Salih
Bibliography
Note on Contributors
Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)