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Forms of State, Governance and Regime: Reconceptualising the Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Lindberg, Staffan I LU (2001) In International Political Science Review 22(2). p.173-199
Abstract
Building on the growing body of literature bridging international relations and historical sociology, this article argues that "consolidologists" have something to learn from this field. The discussion's point of departure is contemporary writings on sovereignty, security, and state formation in the African context. In an effort to synthesize insights from international relations and historical sociology with neo-institutional theory, a heuristic mode that suggests an alternative conceptualization of different forms of states, governance, and regimes is developed. The author argues that this model can be used to better understand the relationship between forms of states, variations in the institutions of governance, and transitions between... (More)
Building on the growing body of literature bridging international relations and historical sociology, this article argues that "consolidologists" have something to learn from this field. The discussion's point of departure is contemporary writings on sovereignty, security, and state formation in the African context. In an effort to synthesize insights from international relations and historical sociology with neo-institutional theory, a heuristic mode that suggests an alternative conceptualization of different forms of states, governance, and regimes is developed. The author argues that this model can be used to better understand the relationship between forms of states, variations in the institutions of governance, and transitions between regimes. Taking the model to be fruitful, the article finally suggests some hypotheses regarding the prospects for consolidation of democracy that can be tested in future empirical research. (Less)
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Politisk makt och demokrati, Internationell politik, Politik i tredje världen, African sovereignty, Forms of states, Types of governance, Transitions of regimes
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International Political Science Review
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22
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2
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173 - 199
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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0192-5121
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10.1177/0192512101222003
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English
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  author       = {Lindberg, Staffan I},
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  keyword      = {Politisk makt och demokrati,Internationell politik,Politik i tredje världen,African sovereignty,Forms of states,Types of governance,Transitions of regimes},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {173--199},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {International Political Science Review},
  title        = {Forms of State, Governance and Regime: Reconceptualising the Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0192512101222003},
  volume       = {22},
  year         = {2001},
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