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Democracy in Africa successes, failures, andthe struggle for political reform by Nicholas Cheeseman

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Politics and government,
  • Democracy,
  • Democratization,
  • History,
  • Political parties,
  • Elections,
  • Political participation

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementNic Cheeseman, University of Oxford
SeriesNew approaches to African history -- 9, New approaches to African history -- 9.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJQ1879.A15 C536 2015
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 247 pages
Number of Pages247
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27179172M
ISBN 100521191122, 0521138426
ISBN 109780521191128, 9780521138420
LC Control Number2014044909
OCLC/WorldCa893450781

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