Determinants of Democratization in Africa: A Comparative Study of Benin and Togo

Determinants of Democratization in Africa: A Comparative Study of Benin and Togo

by Mathurin C. Houngnikpo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761820639

ISBN-13: 9780761820635

Pub. Date: 11/14/2001

Publisher: UPA

Contrary to conventional wisdom on democratic transition in Africa, civil society alone does not trigger democratization on the continent. Determinants of Democratization in Africa fills an important theoretical gap, by shedding light on the key variables to democratic transitions in Africa. Mathurin C. Houngnikpo demonstrates that democratic renewal in Africa

Overview

Contrary to conventional wisdom on democratic transition in Africa, civil society alone does not trigger democratization on the continent. Determinants of Democratization in Africa fills an important theoretical gap, by shedding light on the key variables to democratic transitions in Africa. Mathurin C. Houngnikpo demonstrates that democratic renewal in Africa depends more on the Military, incumbent leaders' willingness for change, and foreign influence. Houngnikpo shows, through a study of Benin and Togo, that civil society is necessary but not sufficient for democratization on the continent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761820635
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
11/14/2001
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.72(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Statement of Problem and Research Objectives Chapter 4 Theoretical Perspectives on Democratization, Civil Society, the Military and Political Culture in Africa Chapter 5 Benin and Togo Through History Chapter 6 National Conference and Political Transition in Africa Chapter 7 The Military and Democratization in Africa Chapter 8 Interpretation of Findings Chapter 9 Conclusion Chapter 10 Bibliography Chapter 11 Index Chapter 12 About the Author

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