Do party systems help or hinder democracy in Africa? Drawing lessons from different types of party systems in six African countries, this volume shows that party systems affect democracy in Africa in ways that are unexpectedly different from the relation between party systems and democracy observed elsewhere.
Party Systems and Democracy in Africa, by Renske Doorenspleet and Lia Nijzink, Edited volume
“This is a very readable little volume. It was deftly conceived and makes a contribution to the literature on political parties in less-developed states. The editors are to be commended on their framework and collective methodology”
— Louis A. Picard, University of Pittsburgh, In Perspectives on Politics (2016)
George M. Bob-Milliar, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana Matthijs Bogaards, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany Cyril K. Daddieh, Miami University, USA Steven Friedman, Rhodes University, South Africa and the University of Johannesburg, South Africa Rachel M. Gisselquist, United Nations University, Japan Christian John Makgala, University of Botswana Shane Mac Giollabhuí, University of Oxford, UK Henning Melber, The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Sweden Dan Paget, University of Oxford, UK