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One-party dominance and democracy in Zambia

Neo R. Simutanyi

One-party dominance and democracy in Zambia

studies on political parties and democracy

by Neo R. Simutanyi

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Published by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Maputo, Mozambique .
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 25-28).

Other titlesStudies on political parties and democracy
Statementauthor Neo Simutanyi.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2009/00073 (J)
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p. ;
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23175963M
LC Control Number2009334064

  This book examines dominant parties in both established democracies and new democracies and explores the relationship between dominant parties and the democratic process. Bridging existing literatures, the authors analyse dominant parties at national and sub-national, district and intra-party levels and take a fresh look at some of the classic cases of one-party dominance. The book .   A one party system was a characteristic of many African states particularly immediately they gained independence and more rampant in the period between s to the s. Many scholars have attributed this to various factors including the fact that democracy was considered as alien to Africa. For instance, apologists of the one party regime.

Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. One-party dominance in African democracies in SearchWorks catalog Skip to search Skip to main content.   One-party dominance in African democracies. Ed. by Renske Doorenspleet and Lia Nijzink. Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc. pages $ Hardcover JQ In many countries in Africa, liberation from colonialization has led to a democracy with single-party rule.

  One-Party Dominance in Af has been added to your Cart Add to Cart. Buy Now More Buying Choices 3 New from $ 9 Used from $ 12 used & new from $ Is the dominance of one political party a problem in an emerging democracy, or simply an expression of the will of the people? Why has one-party dominance endured in some African. It paints a vivid picture of the one-party dominant systems in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa and how these impede the deepening of democracy. Drawing lessons from Benin, Ghana and Zambia, it also portrays the fluidity of African party systems and draw attention to the importance of party system change.


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One-party dominance that characterised Zambia’s First Republic () and the first ten years of t he Third Republic () have implications for the development of democracy.

nomenon of one-party dominance in the context of Africa’s young democracies. One-party-dominant systems do not follow the “normal” or “expected” pattern of party competition in a democracy. In the One-party dominance and democracy in Zambia book existing studies on one-party dominance, the phenomenon is essentially regarded as anomalous in democratic systems.

As T. Pempel. ONE-PARTY DOMINANCE AND DEMOCRACY IN ZAMBIA. out that the general elections in Zambia showed the Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) as the dominant party gaining as many as more than two thirds of the seats in the parliament.

The MMD has conducted national affairs in disregard of the need to reach a national consensus on matters of Size: 98KB. A one-party state, single-party state, one-party system, or single-party system is a type of state in which one political party has the right to form the government, usually based on the existing constitution.

All other parties are either outlawed or allowed to take only a limited and controlled participation in elections. Sometimes the term de facto one-party state is used to describe a. Professor Cheeseman is also the author or editor of ten books, including Democracy in Africa (), Institutions and Democracy in Africa (), How to Rig an Election (), and Coalitional.

a good deal of press coverage and several academic studies implies that Zambia is on course to fit the paradigm case of a political rake’s progress: democracy regained followed by democracy lost.

At first, regular commentators on African affairs and beyond heaped considerable satisfaction on the outcome of Zambia’s elections. The unique development of our own democracy involved everything good and bad that happened in Zambia over the last 52 years.

American Democracy. American democracy has existed for more than years. Furthermore, this perpetual one-party dominance and unwillingness of the (ANC) to rotate power infringes upon democracy and consolidation.

Moreover, a lack of democratic consolidation seems to increase the likelihood that political culture may fail to promote accountability and responsiveness. (Matshiqi ). Column - A few years ago, Professor Richard Sklar was optimistically predicting that Africa was becoming a 'workshop for democracy'.

Africa: One-Party Dominance And the Myth of Electoral Democracy. Journal of Democracy () The recent transitions to democracy in Namibia and South Africa have prompted renewed claims by advocates of proportional representation (PR).

By Nic Cheeseman. Over the last 20 years, comparisons of the state of democracy in Kenya and Zambia have tended to favour the latter. Not only has Zambia. Democracy assistance and donor support have been key in fostering a new type of civil society, dominated by NGOs, the legal community and churches.

The bulk of donor funding to Zambia is channelled to the executive through budget support, this has the potential to increase the concentration of power in government and the donors at the expense of the civil society.

The. The politics of Zambia takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Zambia is head of state, head of government and leader of a multi-party system.

Executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament. Formerly Northern Rhodesia, Zambia became. Between and MMD was highly dominant and Zambia was described a one-party dominant system, like South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique in the region controlling between 83 and 87 percent of the seats in parliament.

But the situation changed following the elections when. CBSE Class 12 Political Science Notes Chapter 11 Era of One-Party Dominance is part of Class 12 Political Science Notes for Quick Revision.

Here we have given NCERT Political Science Class 11 Era of One-Party Dominance. Political Science Class 12 Notes Chapter 11 Era of One-Party Dominance Challenge of Building Democracy The Election. One-Party Dominance in African Democracies: A Framework for Analysis—the Editors.

An Overview of African Party Systems—G. Erdmann and M. Basedau. ENDURING ONE-PARTY DOMINANCE. Namibia: Cultivating the Liberation Gospel—H. Melber. South Africa: Racialized Discourse in the Context of Deteriorating Performance—T. Reddy. Tanzania: Nurturing. Do party systems help or hinder democracy in Africa.

Drawing lessons from different types of party systems in six African countries, this volume shows that party systems affect democracy in Africa in ways that are unexpectedly different from the relation between party systems and democracy observed elsewhere.

Do party systems help or hinder democracy in Africa. Drawing lessons from different types of party systems in six African countries, this volume shows that party systems affect democracy in Africa in ways that are unexpectedly different from the relation between party systems and democracy observed elsewhere.

example Chikulo referred to a 'de facto one-party state'. The Lusaka-based Inter African Network for Human Rights and Development (AFRONET) began its human rights report () by saying the 'legacy of the one-party system is still with Zambia', before speculating that the democracy is 'in danger of becoming a mere pseudo-democracy with a hegemonic.

An examination of the experiences in a fragmented party system (Benin), a two-party system (Ghana) and a system in which one-party dominance has come to an end (Zambia) will provide valuable insights into the broader question of party systems and their implications for the development of democracy on the continent.two decades of one-party rule, Zambia returned to multiparty elections in November These elections were won by the newly formed Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), which replaced the United National Independence Party (UNIP) as the dominant political party in Zambia.

Cases of perpetual one-party dominance among democracies in the industrialized societies are few and exceptional. So we could identify such polities as ¡®uncommon democracies¡¯.

The aim of this volume is to probe the condition of such long-term dominances in the cases of Japan, Sweden, Italy, and Israel in the manner of comparative Reviews: 2.