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Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development

The Role of Civil Society in Africa’s Quest for Democratization

Authors: Ibrahim, Abadir M

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  • Provides the first extensive study on civil society and democratization in Africa
  • Compares the laws, policies and political upheavals experienced by six African nations in different stages of the democratization process
  • Evaluates the effect that civil society organizations can have on a country’s democratic trajectory
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This book tests many of the assumptions, hypotheses, and conclusions connected with the presumed role of civil society organizations in the democratization of African countries. Taking a comparative approach, it looks at countries that have successfully democratized, those that are stuck between progress and regression, those that have regressed into dictatorship, and those that are currently in transitional flux and evaluates what role, if any, civil society has played in each instance. The countries discussed—South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt and Tunisia—represent a diverse set of social and political circumstances and different levels of democratic achievement, providing a rich set of case studies. Each sample state also offers an internal comparison, as each has historically experienced different stages of democratization. Along the course of each case study, the book also considers the effect that other traditionally studied factors, such as culture, colonization, economic development and foreign aid, may have had on individual attempts at democratization. The first extensive work on civil society and democratization in Africa, the book adds new insights to the applicability of democratization theory in a non-Western context, both filling a gap in and adding to the existing universal scholarship. This book will be useful for scholars of political science, economics, sociology and African studies, as well as human rights activists and policy makers in the relevant geographical areas.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 71,68 €
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-18382-4
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Softcover 88,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Role of Civil Society in Africa’s Quest for Democratization
Authors
Series Title
Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18383-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18383-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18382-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37322-5
Series ISSN
2198-7262
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 213
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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