In this remarkable insider account of the birth of modern election monitoring, Professor Stephen Chan discusses the challenges facing election monitors and asks the big questions: why do observers often pull their punches? Has observation has outlived its usefulness? What can be done to improve it? Read his article first on Democracy in Africa …
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Click here to listen to Dr Phil Clark and Prof Stephen Chan from SOAS, as well as Prof Catherine Boone from LSE discuss Dr Nic Cheeseman’s new book, ‘Democracy in Africa‘. For more reflection on the discussion, read Dominic Burbidge’s recent post.
On 5 October 2015, a public discussion was held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) to debate the recent book by Nic Cheeseman, Democracy in Africa. Dominic Burbidge, departmental lecturer in African studies at the University of Oxford, summarises.