Book review : The moral economy of elections in Africa: democracy, voting and virtue

Haynes, Jeffrey (2021) Book review : The moral economy of elections in Africa: democracy, voting and virtue. Democratization. pp. 1-2. ISSN 1743-890X

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The third wave of democratization began in the mid-1970s in Southern Europe. Over time it spread to other regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa. Demand for democracy in the latter region came both from domestic civil societies and international actors, such as the government of the USA and the European Union. Many African countries underwent processes of democratization through which popularly elected governments replaced various species of authoritarians, both military and civilian. Cheeseman, Lynch and Willis examine the democratization processes in three former British colonies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana, Kenya and Uganda. The key question they examine is: “Do elections turn people into democratic citizens” (back cover blurb).

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Uncontrolled Keywords: elections; electoral processes; electoral rules; Africa; Ghana; Kenya; Uganda
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
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Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2021 08:55
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2021 11:27

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