A note on political institutions and democracy in Africa

SOURCE: Africa Insight
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Neiryinck, R.Southall
KEYWORDS: AFRICA, DEMOCRACY, POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2495

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Abstract

This paper provides a study of constitutional frameworks in Africa since the mid-1950s, centered around a statistical correlation between constitutional frameworks, party systems, electoral systems and an Index of Democracy.