African Political Parties: Evolution, Institutionalisation and Governance
edited by M. A. Mohamed Salih
Pluto Press, 2003
Cloth: 978-0-7453-2038-0 | Paper: 978-0-7453-2037-3
Library of Congress Classification JQ1879.A795A37 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 324.2096

The authors of this collection interrogate the political health of African political parties and evaluate the theory and practice of party functions, ideology and structure. Through fresh analysis using a variety of case studies, they question the democratic credentials of African political parties and propose new methods for achieving inclusive, broad-based representation.

Themes include the evolution and institutionalisation of African political parties; the unique historical, political and social circumstances that shaped their structures and functions.Morten Bøås In the governance trajectory, the authors question the relationship between African political parties and government; political parties and representation; political parties and electoral systems; and political parties and parliament. Case studies include Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and many others.

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