Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook

Hardcover | July 15, 1999

EditorDieter Nohlen, Bernard Thibaut, Michael Krennerich

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Elections have always been an integral part of post-independence African politics and have assumed utmost importance in the course of recent democratisation processes. However, comparative research on the political development in Africa lacks reliable electoral data. Elections in Africa fillsthis cap. The handbook is the only reliable source for African elections from independence to present. In the first volume of this series, Elections in Africa presents a country-by-country study of African nations that provides a comparative introduction on elections and electoral systems. Each country chapter examines the history of the institutional and electoral arrangements, the evolution ofsuffrage and current electoral provisions. Precise and exhaustive data on national elections and referendums are presented comparatively. The book provides a definitive and comprehensive set of data on elections and electoral systems in order to facilitate comparative research. Data is presented ina systematic manner allowing for both historical and cross-national comparisons.

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Elections have always been an integral part of post-independence African politics and have assumed utmost importance in the course of recent democratisation processes. However, comparative research on the political development in Africa lacks reliable electoral data. Elections in Africa fillsthis cap. The handbook is the only reliable ...

Dieter Nohlen is a Professor, and Bernard Thibaut and Michael Krennerich are Research Associates, all at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Heidelberg.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:July 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich, and Berrnhard Thibaut: IntroductionDirk Axtmann: AlgeriaAna Catarina Clemente-Kersten: AngolaGoswin Baumhogger: BeninFlorian Grotz: Burkina FasoBernhard Thibaut: BurindiAndreas Mehler: CameroonAna Catarina Clemente-Kersten: Cape VerdeAndreas Mehler: Central African RepublicManuela Romer: ChadBernhard Thibaut: Comoros IslandsSiegmar Schmidt, Daniel Stroux: CongoHelga Fleischhacker: Congo-BrazzavilleBernhard Thibaut: DjiboutiMatthias Ries: EgyptHelga Fleischhacker: Equatorial GuineaPetra Bendel: GambiaMichael Krennerich: GhanaStefan Brune: GuineaAna Catarina Clemente-Kersten: Guinea-BissauChristof Hartmann: Ivory CoastDirk Hartmann: KenyaUlf Engel: LesothoMatthias Basedau: LiberiaHanspeter Mattes: LibyaBernhard Thibaut: MadagascarHeiko Meinhardt: MalawiShaheen Mozaffar: MaliRegina Wegemund: MauritaniaMichael Krennerich: MauritiuaJuan Montabes Pereira, Maria A. Parejo Fernandez: MoroccoMichael Krennerich: MozambiqueMichael Krennerich: NamibiaMatthias Basedau: NigerPetra Bendel: NigeriaTilo Stolz: RwandaHelga Fleishhacker: SaoTome and PrincipePetra Bendel: SenegalBernhard Thibaut: SeychellesAndrew Reynolds: Sierra LeoneMichael Krennerich: SomaliaUlf Engel: South AfricaCurtis F. Doebbler, Helga Fleischhacker: SudanMatthias Basedau: SwazilandWolfgang Fengler: TanzaniaDaniel Stroux: TogoJuan Montabes Pereira: TunisiaSiegmar Schmidt: UgandaMichael Krennerich: ZambiaGoswin Baumhogger: Zimbabwe

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`Produced by experienced and prolific editors at the University of Heidelberg, this handbook on elections in Africa offers excellent analysis of electoral statistics and behaviour, which are invaluable for Africanists as well as researchers in comparative politics.'M.E. Doro, Choice, Vol.37, No.11/12.