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Why second elections in Africa are necessary but not sufficient to consolidate democracy : Zambia and Kenya compared

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dc.contributor.advisor Breytenbach WJ, Prof en
dc.contributor.author Marishane MB en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:34:15Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:34:15Z
dc.date.submitted 2001 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/30666
dc.description.abstract Since the late 80's most African countries experienced a process of redemocratisation and most have already had their second multi-party elections. Kenya and Zambia fall in the category of those that have already had second elections and this study tries to look at the progress of democratic consolidation after the second elections in both countries. This study has looked at both Kenya and Zambia, particularly their two multiparty elections. Most attention was placed on their second elections. The study's main focus is on democratic consolidation in these two countries. Most scholars of democratic consolidation have mentioned that both institutional and socio-economic conditions are important in the process of democratic consolidation. Since the new democratic dispensations in these countries emerged, measures have been taken to try and change both the political and socio-economic problems of those countries. Constitutional amendments and new economic policies have been implemented in both. This study will attempt to show that although second elections are necessary in the process of democratic consolidation, they are still not sufficient. What has been looked at in this study apart from elections include other political institutions in both countries (especially the presidency, political and civil liberties and political parties), economic factors (GOP, growth rates and per capita incomes) and lastly the social factors that are important in strengthening their democracies. The final chapter compares the two countries and tries to assess which of the two countries has a better chance of consolidating its democracy. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Political science en
dc.subject Comparative politics en
dc.title Why second elections in Africa are necessary but not sufficient to consolidate democracy : Zambia and Kenya compared en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MPhil en

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