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Transforming elections into opportunities for political choice
The Nordic Africa Institute.
2007 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This monograph presents a well-informed overview and analysis of political transitions, democratic struggles and elections in West Africa. It explores the ways in which various authoritarian regimes across the sub-region have tried to subvert democracy and how the citizens of various countries have struggled against dictatorship and impunity, to achieve the return to democratic rule. Drawing on insights from the Ghanaian model of free and fair elections, Niger's difficult, but successful transtion to democracy, elections in post-conflict Sierra Leone and Liberia, and the struggles for democracy in Nigeria, Jibrin Ibrahim proposes concrete strategies that will empower the people of West Africa to make political choices which will advance and secure their individual and collective socio-economic and democratic rights.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2007. , 19 p.
Series
Occasional Electronic Paper, ISSN 1652-9847 ; 2
Keyword [en]
Political development, Political power, Democratization, Political participation, Elections, Civil rights, Conference papers, West Africa
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-132ISBN: 978-91-7106-602-2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-132DiVA: diva2:241128
Available from: 2009-10-01 Created: 2009-09-29 Last updated: 2009-10-16Bibliographically approved

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