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Alternative Electoral Systems and the 2005 Ethiopian Parliamentary Electio

Published: Apr 3rd, 2014

by John Ishiyama Abstract What if an alternative set of electoral rules had been used to govern elections when an authoritarian regime introduces its first real competitive elections? Would this… Read More

Decentralization, Local Governance and the Democratic Transition in Southern Africa: A Comparative Analysis

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by James S. Wunsch Introduction What factors are required for viable, democratic, local governments in Africa? This is an important question for several reasons. First, in an era of continuing… Read More

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC): Human Rights and State Transitions – The South Africa Model

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by Patricia J. Campbell Abstract Post-authoritarian regimes have struggled with the most appropriate way to deal with the former regimes’ human rights abuses.Several schools of though have emerged as to… Read More

The Legacy of J.J. Rawlings in Ghanaian Politics, 1979-2000

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by John L. Adedeji Abstract Jerry John Rawlings, Ghana’s leader since the December 31, 1981 coup until the 2000 elections, was a Flight Lieutenant in the Air Force and a… Read More

Press and Politics in Zimbabwe

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Stanford D. Musaka Abstract This paper provides a historical background to the development of the press in Zimbabwe and identifies the political, social and economic interventions that have shaped the editorial… Read More

Morroco in Transition: Overcoming the Democratic and Human Rights Legacy of King Hassan II

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Patricia J. Campbell Abstract Morocco’s King Hassan II died on 23 July 1999 and was succeeded by his son Muhammad VI. Much of the media coverage of Hassan II… Read More

Trop de Soleil Tue L’Amour et en Attendant le Vote de Betes Sauvages: Deux Extremes, Un Bilan des Transitions Democratiques en Afrique

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Pierre Fandio “Au bout de la patience, il y a le ciel. La nuit dure longtemps, mais le jour finit par arriver.” – Ahmadou Kourouma     “Ce n’est… Read More