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Title:Elections and democratization in West Africa, 1990-2009
Editors:Saine, Abdoulaye S.
N'Daiye, Boubabcar
Houngnikpo, Mathurin C.ISNI
Year:2011
Pages:452
Language:English
City:Trenton, NJ
Publisher:Africa World Press
ISBN:1592217737; 1592217745; 9781592217748
Geographic terms:West Africa
Benin
Burkina Faso
Cape Verde
Ivory Coast - Côte d'Ivoire
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Liberia
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Togo
Subjects:elections
presidential elections
conference papers (form)
2008
Abstract:An exploration of the extent to which elections, as a vehicle of democratization, have improved economic performance and hence the conditions of citizens in West Africa. The contributions were first presented at the conference 'Elections and Democratization in West Africa, 1990-2008', held at Miami University in 2008. After an Introduction, Part 1 examines elections in consolidating democracies and pays attention to the history of elections in Benin (M.C. Houngnikpo) and Cape Verde (P. Meyns), the 2004 elections in Ghana (C.K. Daddieh), the 2007 elections in Mali (B. Camara), and the 2007 presidential elections in Senegal (L. Beck, J.K. Conroy-Krutz). Part 2 moves on to liberalizing states and weighs up the 2005 presidential elections in Guinea-Bissau (P.K. Mendy), electoral trends in Nigeria (A.N. Wachuku) and political transitions in Togo (D. Kohnert). Part 3 is devoted to post-conflict states and analyses the history of elections in Côte d'Ivoire (S.A. Akindes), the electoral situation in Liberia (G.K. Kieh. Jr) and post-war elections in Sierra Leone (E. Conteh-Morgan). Part 4 reviews elections in semi-authoritarian states and weighs up the 2005 presidential elections in Burkina Faso (A. Stroh), the 2007 elections in Mauritania (B. N'Diaye), the 2004 presidential elections in Niger (M. Gazibo), the presidential and National Assembly elections in 2006 in Gambia (A. Saine), and undemocratic elections in Guinea, 1958-2008 (B.G. Jallow). Part 5 contains the essay: Prospects for democratization in Africa (J. Herbst) and a Conclusion. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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