The rise of elective dictatorship and the erosion of social capital
peace, development, and democracy in Africa
- ISBN: 9781592216697
- Editorial: Africa World Press, Inc.
- Fecha de la edición: 2007
- Lugar de la edición: New Jersey. Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 23 cm
- Nº Pág.: 337
- Idiomas: Inglés
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the African political landscape was liberalised and multiparty elections were held in various regions of the continent. However, from the mid-1990s onwards, power began to become concentrated in the hands of a few ruling elites. Elections became mere theatrical displays and were held neither regularly, fairly or freely. Using exploratory research methods and system theory, Kasahun Woldemariam examines how and why this was able to happen.