School of Politics and International Studies

Conference Papers

Democratization in Africa: retrospective and future prospects

Digging and Democracy : The DRC Apory
Delphine Abadie

The abrogation of the electorate:  an emergent African phenomenon
Wale Adebanwi, University of California & Ebenezer Obadare, University of Kansas

A dictator's toolkit: adaptation and manipulation in "democratic" Cameroon
Ericka Albaugh, Bowdoin College

State, Multiparty Elections and Ethnic Violence in Kenya
Prof. Amukowa Anangwe
, Department of Political Science and Sociology, University of Dodoma, Tanzania.

Pressure struggles behind elections and coups: Madagascar's 2001-2002 and 2009 democratization crises in comparative perspective
Jerome Bachelard, Graduate institute of international and development studies, Geneva

Democracy, identity and the politics of exclusion in post-genocide Rwanda: The case of the Batwa
Dr Danielle Beswick
, International Development Department, School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham, UK.

Rebuilding Byte by Byte: ICT Policy in Rwanda as a Lens into Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s Governance Style
Warigia Bowman
, Assistant Professor, University Of Mississippi, USA.

Donor Defence of Defective Democracy and Electoral Authoritarianism in Africa
Stephen Brown
, Associate Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Problems of Nationalism and Democracy in Zimbabwe and Tanzania
Greg Cameron & Sara Rich Dorman

Corruption and Democracy in Kenya
Lillian Cherotic
, DPhil Candidate in Politics, University of Oxford, UK.

“There Cannot be Politics Without Chiefs Getting Involved” (?): State Formation, Traditional Leadership and Multiparty Democracy in Malawi
Henry G. Chingaipe, Dphil Candidate, Department of Politics, University of York

The Interface between Local Level Politics, Constitutionalism and State Formation in Malawi through the Lens of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF)
Blessings Chinsinga PhD
, Department of Political and Administrative Studies, Chancellor College, University of Malawi.

Power to the People? Decentralisation and state formation in rural Malawi
Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza, Department of Political and Administrative Studies, Chancellor College, University of Malawi.

Power-Sharing: a Comparison of Kenyan & Zimbabwe
Lionel Cliffe

Democracy Promotion in Africa: addressing the institutional gap
Oda van Cranenburgh
, Department of Political Science, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

On African Parliaments: Constitutional and Electoral engineering in Plural Societies. (The case of Francophone African countries)
Francesca Romana Dau, PhD Candidate, Department of Theory of the State and Comparative Political Institutions, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Rome.

Revisiting elections in Africa
Heather Deegan: Middlesex University, London

It's Not the Economy Stupid! Structural Factors as Determinates of Ethnic Parties
Sebastian Elischer
, Research Fellow, German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Institute of African Affairs.

Assessing the December 2007 Elections in Kenya
Professor, dr.scient.pol. Jørgen Elklit
, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Judicial Reform and Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria: 1999-2009
David U. Enweremadu
, Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

More Than Ethnicity? Party Alignment in Sub-Saharan Africa
Gero Erdmann
, Alexander Stroh & Matthias Basedau, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Institute of African Affairs.

When Good Performers Go Astray: Budget Support and Democratization in Africa
Rachel Hayman
, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh.

Elections and Elites in Africa
Tom Hewitt, International Development Department, University of Birmingham.

Democratic Crisis or Crisis of Confidence? What local perspective frames tell us about Madagascar's 2009 Political Crisis
Lauren Leigh Hinthorne, Department of Politics, University of York.

Regional Institutions as Agents of Democracy: African Union and SADC Reactions to the Zimbabwe and Madagascar Crises
Asteris Huliaras, Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Peloponnese, Greece.
Konstantinos Magliveras, Associate Professor, Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Greece.

What is it that NGOs contribute to democracy? The case of internationally-sponsored Research and Advocacy Organisations in Ghana
Jelmer Kamstra, CIDIN (Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen), University of Nijmegen

Impact of Multiparty Politics on Local Government in Uganda
Isaac Wasswa Katono, Uganda Christian University.
Terrell G. Manyak, Nova Southeastern University.

The Politics of Democratization in Uganda: Donor Interests, Development Strategies, and Intra-Governmental Conflict
Dr. Michael F. Keating, Assistant Professor of International Political Studies, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Richmond, the American International University in London.

Why Are We Still Waiting/Kutheni SiSalindile? The Politics of Service Delivery in South Africa
Thomas A. Koelble, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town.
Edward LiPuma, Department of Anthropology, University of Miami.
With research assistance from Neil Balchin, School of Economics, University of Cape Town

Detribalising the Nation: lessons from the Rift Valley Province in Kenya
Dr. Mike Kuria, Coordinator, Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya.

The Legislature and the Challenges of Democratic Governance in Africa: The Nigerian Case
Stephen Akinyemi Lafenwa, Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

The Diverse Role of Muslim Actors in Mali’s Democratic Consolidation: Fostering Plurality to Inhibiting Strong State Institutions
Julia Leininger, Associate fellow at the Governance, Statehood and Security Department of the German Development Institute in Bonn, Germany.

The Implications for Opposition Parties of South Africa's 2009 General Election
Anthony Lemon, Mansfield College and the School of Geography, Oxford University, UK.

MCP to DPP: Democratising from Autocracy or Autocratising Democracy?
John Lloyd Chipembere Lwanda. MB ChB; FRCP; PhD.

Corruption, Patronage and Competitive Authoritarianism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Steph Matti, Research Assistant, Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC, Australia.

People’s democracy versus government’s democracy: lessons from post apartheid provincial boundary disputes in South Africa
Eddy Mazembo Mavungu, PhD candidate, Department of Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand.

Ethnic party bans in East Africa in comparative perspective
Anika Moroff, Dipl.-Sowi., Universität Duisburg-Essen, Associate research fellow at the GIGA Institute of African Affairs, Hamburg. Visiting scholar at the University of North Carolina.

Zimbabwe’s Negotiated Inclusive Government: Is It a Messy Power-Sharing Experiment or a Positive Step Towards Democratization?
Dr Philani Moyo, Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Industrial Sociology, University of Fort Hare, South Africa.

Taking Back our Democracy? The Trials and Travails of Nigerian Elections Since 1999
Cyril Obi, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden.

Puppets and Trojan Horses: Instrumentalisation of Traditional Authorities
Aslak Orre, Chr. Michelsen Institute

How Good Intentions Don’t Seal the Deal: The problematics of the EU’s ethical involvement in sub Saharan Africa
Olivia U. Rutazibwa, Centre for EU Studies, Ghent University, Belgium/EUI, Florence

Somaliland - Under the Shade of the Meeting Tree
Karl Sandstrom, PhD cand, St Andrews.

Ghanaian Chiefly Struggles for Recognition in a New District
Paul Stacey, PhD student, International Development Studies, Roskilde University, Denmark

European Union and Democracy Promotion in Africa: The Case of Kenya
Mario Giuseppe Varrenti, MA International Relations, University of Warwick.

Tradition and Modernity in Somaliland: Beyond polarity: negotiating a hybrid state
Steve Kibble, Progressio
Michael Walls, Development Planning Unit, UCL.

The cultural political economy of embedding neoliberalism in Uganda: Moral restructuring, rural trade and the rise in malpractice since 1986
Jörg Wiegratz, University of Sheffield, Department of Politics

Making a Liberal State: 'Good Governance' in Ghana
Dr David Williams, Department of International Politics, City University, London.




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