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Democracy in Africa
Democracy in Africa

Democracy in Africa

Moving Beyond a Difficult Legacy

Democracy & Governance Research Programme Occasional Paper series


71 Pages, 6 x 8

Trade Paper, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $12.95)

Publication Date: April 2005

ISBN 9780796920171

Rights: US & CA

The Human Sciences Research Council (Apr 2005)
Human Sciences Research Council

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The two papers included in this analysis examine the political and socioeconomic factors that contribute to and constrain upon democratization throughout southern Africa and the African continent. With an emphasis on the policies of government, business, and civil society geared toward reducing inequality and poverty, these studies promote community empowerment as a way to promote local, regional, and national sustainable development on the African continent.

Author Biography

Roger Southall is a distinguished research fellow in the Democracy and Governance Research Program at the Human Sciences Research Council and a former professor of political studies at Rhodes University.