Frontiers of Liberal and . Non-Liberal Democracy in Tropical Africa
Author: GLICKMAN, HARVEY
Source: Journal of Asian and African Studies, Volume 23, Numbers 3-4, 1988 , pp. 234-254(21)
Abstract:Africa's present circumstances of economic adversity may offer new opportunities for democratization, as a result of the decline of state direction of economies, a rise of class-based pluralism and the use of legal-institutional means for criticisms and participation. This paper investigates the responses to economic decline of a sampling of African political commentators, 1980-1985, and reports of the uses of institutional means of participation, 1981-1986. A survey of the evidence from three countries reveals no certain pattern, but suggests the emergence of practices of "diarchy"-tension-laden cooperation-between party and government and between courts and administration.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1988-01-01
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