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Consolidating Democratic Governance in Southern Africa : Lesotho

"The overall conclusion drawn from this study is that although gaps and deficits can still be identified – especially in the areas of equity in the distribution of national resources, greater commitment to gender equity and enhanced capacity for ser…

Consolidating Democratic Governance in Southern Africa : Malawi

"This report analyses the functioning of a number of institutional building blocks for democracy in Malawi and assesses how stable and functional they are. The report does not delve into issues pertaining to ‘stateness’ and ‘nationhood’ although the…

Inter-Party Relations and Democracy in Botswana

"This report is a study on Botswana’s political parties and their relations. Specifically, it seeks to examine inter-party relations in order to assess the prospects for opposition party cooperation that could enhance competition for the governing m…

Consolidating Democratic Governance in Southern Africa : Namibia

"The study argues that democracy in Namibia is underpinned by liberal precepts. Liberal democracy and its preoccupation with individual liberties is, however, insufficient in a developing context such as that of Namibia. Sustaining democracy in Nami…

Democratic Consolidation and Political Parties in Lesotho

"This paper is an attempt to conceptually clarify the notion of democratic consolidation and assess the character of political parties in relation to their functioning and dynamics in Lesotho’s democratisation process and to make possible recommend…

Election Update 2006 South Africa No 1

Several authors have contributed towards this paper. The proceeding of the elections in each province were discussed. The subjects covered in the articles were mainly : Preparedness of the Election Management Body, Preparedness of Civil Society Orga…

Summary Paper on Democratic Assistance

"This debate is started off with the examining of the causal relation between political aid and the transition to democracy in Africa. It systematically draws out other arguments on the issue of foreign assistance, democratization and elections. Th…

Election Update 2005 Zimbabwe No 2

"This update covers the election preparation stage that includes analysis from constituency delimitation to setting of the election date. It also covers the voter registration, political party registration, candidate nomination, the campaign process…

'The Thought is Father to the Deed' : Questioning the Administration of Elections in SADC

"Two variables shape Electoral Commissions’ health and the contribution they make to deepen democracy : the effectiveness with which they organize elections and help people to make informed choices (the active and responsible participation of ordin…

Floor Crossing and its Political Consequences in South Africa

"This paper discusses the impact of floorcrossing on the party system and representative democracy in South Africa. It focuses specifically on the way in which floor-crossing affects the power balance among parties and in particular the level of r…

Democratic Local Government Elections in South Africa: A Critical Review

"This paper discusses and provides historical and contemporary challenges confronting local government in South Africa against the backdrop of the 2006 elections. Following this introductory discussion, the next section outlines local government str…

Investigating Intra-Party Democracy in Lesotho: Focus on Basutoland Congress Party and Basotho National Party

"This paper looks at the role of political parties and the extent to which they have embraced and institutionalized internal democracy. Further more, the paper probes the extent to which parties then promote the consolidation of democracy."

Apathy, Fatigue or Boycott? An Analysis of the 2005 Zimbabwe Senate Elections

"This paper examines the meaning of elections and democracy in Zimbabwe and discusses whether apathy, fatigue or boycott can be used to explain the appalling voter turnout during the Senate elections. The paper also assesses the arguments for and ag…

Engendering Democracy Through the Ballot Box in The Mauritius 2005 Elections

"This paper examines the causes of lack of advancement of women in decision-making in Mauritius by reviewing the literature on gender and democracy, the religious and cultural factors that might be the basis of women’s insubordination and uses the …

Governance Research Agenda: Towards a Democracy Assessment Framework for Southern Africa

"This paper discusses the utility of research methods in the governance field in the SADC region in particular. The main argument of the paper is that the methods are as good as the outcome of the research exercise. In a word, the poorer the methods…

Election Update 2006 Democratic Republic of Congo No 1

This election update provides an in-depth insight into the pre-election period. Subjects covered are among other, transition to democracy, peace process, history of elections, preparedness of the Electoral Management Body and Civil Society Organiza…

The Dominant Party System: Challenges for South Africa's Second Decade of Democracy

" The paper begins by providing a conceptualisation, exploring the various theoretical arguments and debates surrounding the dominant party system and democracy. The following section then seeks to provide an understanding of the nature of the domin…

Political Parties and Governance in Zimbabwe

"This paper argues that the democratisation process in Zimbabwe has been halted by the inability of ZANU-PF to transform itself from a liberation political movement to a functional, democratic political party. The adherence of ZANU-PF to socialist …

Interrogating Challenges for Intra-Party Democracy in Southern Africa

"This article investigates the challenges facing political parties for entrenching and institutionalising intra-party democracy. It is abundantly evident that since the 1990s, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region has undergone a …

Party Systems in the SADC Region: In Defence of the Dominant Party System

"In short, the paper will demonstrate that a dominant party has both nondemocratic and democratic features in its evolution, although discussion will be limited mostly on the latter. In its deliberations the paper will turn to a few cases of one-pa…

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