Sunday, 22 November 2009

Opposition Parties and Democratisation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Article in the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 24, 1, Jan. 2006. This article presents a classification of the regimes in Africa followed by a descriptive analysis of opposition parties’ behaviour and analyses the effects of that behaviour on democratisation, participation, competition, legitimacy, and regime survival. It argues that opposition participation in elections and acceptance of election results is conducive to democratic development in the country.
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