Political Parties in Africa: Ethnicity and Party Formation

Political Parties in Africa: Ethnicity and Party Formation

by Sebastian Elischer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107620445
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2013
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Sebastian Elischer is Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at Leuphana University, Lüneburg and the GIGA Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. A new framework for comparison for political parties; 3. Kenya: the ubiquity of ethnic parties; 4. Namibia: the dominance of non-ethnic parties; 5. Ghana: the ubiquity of non-ethnic parties; 6. The diversity of African party politics; 7. Explaining the formation of non-ethnic parties; Conclusion: the emergence of non-ethnic politics.

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