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Scholarly Publications

Politics in Developing Countries

December 1995

This second edition of the highly regarded Politics in Developing Countries again presents case studies of experiences with democracy in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, along with...

News

Firoze Manji on challenges using new media to support social justice movements in Africa

February 2010

Firoze Manji is founding Executive Director of Fahamu - Networks for Social Justice, a pan African organization with offices in Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and the UK.

CDDRL scholar cautions against third term for Senegalese president

February 2012

In an opinion piece for The New York Times, CDDRL postdoctoral scholar Landry Signé discusses Senegal's backsliding democracy and the threat that President Abdoulaye Wade's third presidential bid...

Restoring Democracy and Peace in Mali

April 2012

CDDRL Post-doctoral Scholar Landry Signé comments on the recent military coup in Mali and what it means for the future of one of West Africa's most stable democracies.

Events

Opposition in Africa: The Impact of Ethnic Cleavages and Economic Conditions on Electoral Coalitions

March 7, 2007

Why are opposition party leaders able to form multiparty coalitions to compete against entrenched incumbents in some African countries, but not in others?

Explaining Vote Choice in Africa's Emerging Democracies

May 5, 2009

In this paper, we study the voting behavior of Africans in seven countries currently ranked as "free" by Freedom House International.

The Challenges of Using New Media to Support Social Justice Movements in Africa

February 18, 2010

Fahamu is committed to using ICTs to support the development and growth of a powerful social justice movement that is committed to self determination in Africa.