African World Histories

Africanizing Democracies, 1980-Present
Author(s): 
Decker, Alicia C.
Author(s): 
Arrington, Andrea L.
ISBN: 
9780199915392
Date published: 
July 2014
Paperback |c p |d
Price: 
£10.99

Africanizing Democracies examines the ways in which Africans have constructed and reshaped democracy in order to fit their own political ideals and agendas. Analyzing political democratization in this vast continent--which is home to fifty-five sovereign countries--the book includes voices of Africans from all walks of life and utilizes a wide variety of primary sources, including newspaper articles, speeches, memoirs, films, letters, and photographs. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of democratization in Africa, demonstrating how the process has had a significant impact on the continent's economic, social, and cultural landscape.