Tag Archives: democratization

Disappointing democrats: exploring the link between democratization and electoral turnover


In this article, Michael Wahman explores the links between electoral turnover and democratisation in countries where incumbents manipulate the electoral playing field to their advantage. Although you might think that an opposition win in such cases would accelerate democratisation, Wahman argues that this is not the case: parties may see the promise of democratisation as a […]

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Reflecting back, looking forward: Association for Peace and Human Rights


As the new year is getting under way, Democracy in Africa has asked key groups and individuals to reflect on developments in Africa during 2012, and look forward to 2013. We have invited them to share with us their insights and predictions, their hopes and their fears. Here, we speak to  René Claude Niyonkuru, Executive Director of the Association […]

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Elections and Violence in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Kenya

A few weeks ago I was invited to join a panel on ‘Electoral processes in Africa: a vehicle for democratization or for instability’ at the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI) in Paris. My topic was the process that led to civil conflict in Kenya, and the success (or failure) of the power-sharing arrangement that […]

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