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Education and Democracy in Senegal

Education and Democracy in Senegal

by M. Kuenzi

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This book examines the role of non-formal education (NFE) in promoting democracy in Senegal.


This book examines the role of non-formal education (NFE) in promoting democracy in Senegal.

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"We have long known from research in rich countries that education promotes democratic citizenship. This valuable study shows how informal literacy training plays a similar role in a poor country, surpassing even the impacts of formal schooling, especially among women. Strongly recommended for social scientists, educationist and development practitioners alike." - Michael Bratton, University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and African Studies, Michigan State University

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Palgrave Macmillan US
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5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Michele Kuenzi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She specializes in the area of African politics and her research has focused on political development in Africa. She has published articles on public opinion and political behavior in Senegal in journals such as Political Behavior and Democratization. She has also conducted research on party systems, elections, and voter turnout in Africa, and her articles (with Gina Lambright) have appeared in Comparative Political Studies and Party Politics. She is currently researching the effects of crime on institutional trust and support for democracy.

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