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Title:Democratic contestation on the margins: regimes in small African countries
Editors:Metelits, ClaireISNI
Matti, Stephanie
City of publisher:Lanham, MD
Publisher:Lexington Books
ISBN:0739193430; 9780739193433; 0739193449; 9780739193440
Geographic terms:Botswana
Burkina Faso
mass media
electoral systems
judicial system
civil society
Abstract:This edited volume focuses on the democratic performance of regimes in some of the least populous countries on the African continent. Using a framework developed by Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way, each case study provides in-depth analysis of democratic contestation in the following arenas: electoral, judiciary, legislature, media and civil society. This volume also examines the key factors that push these regimes in either democratic or authoritarian directions, and how these regimes are likely to evolve in the future. Contributions: Democratic contestation on the margins (Claire Metelits and Stephanie Matti); Competitive authoritarianism and theories of regime change (Claire Metelits and Stephanie Matti); Democratic contestation in Botswana (Nicola de Jager and Ian Taylor); Eroding democracy: competitive authoritarian drift in Benin (Mathurin C. Houngnikpo); Political uncertainty in Burkina Faso (Daniel Eizenga); Democratic governance in the 'new' Republic of Togo (Benjamin A. Okonofua); Authoritarianism and geostrategic politics in Djibouti (Claire Metelits and Stephanie Matti); Cycles of regime change in Guinea-Bissau (Davin O'Regan); Listening to the margins (Claire Metelits and Stephanie Matti). [ASC Leiden abstract]