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Author Seely, Jennifer C.

Title The legacies of transition governments in Africa : the cases of Benin and Togo / Jennifer C. Seely
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 211 pages)
Contents The Legacies of Transition Governments: Practical Changes and Theoretical Optimism -- Political History and Practice Prior to Transition -- Benin's Civilian Coup d'Etat -- "We Are Not Sheep": Finding a Togolese Path -- The Legacies At Work
Summary The revolutionary political upheavals in Africa in the early 1990s continue to have an impact almost two decades later. Drawing on original interviews, this book argues we must look to the defining period of transition, and the workings of the transition governments, to understand how politics in these countries changed since the fall of dictatorial one-party states. Transition governments leave legacies with respect to the relevant political players and their strategies, the institutions of government, and the nature of the political agenda. These legacies are apparent in Benin, which successfully transitioned to democracy, as well as Togo, which failed to democratize
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Democracy -- Benin.
Democracy -- Togo.
Democratization -- Benin.
Democratization -- Togo.
Political culture -- Benin.
Political culture -- Togo.
Benin -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Togo -- Politics and government -- 1960-2005.
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 0230100090