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Demokratins Vägkorsning

Ulezalka, Angielika LU (2011) STVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Democratization has taken place in several countries in Africa, but a democratic consolidation is far more difficult to reach. Thus, this thesis aims to see why some countries develop democratic consolidation and why some experience difficulties achieving it. The framework presents an analysis based on Linz and Stepans theory consisting of five categories and implementing this on two quite similar countries, Ghana and Zambia which have had two very different outcomes concerning their democratic consolidation.
The results shows that Zambia suffers from many problems, pushing it further away from a consolidated democracy, especially when it comes to the civil society, corruption and distrust concerning politics. Ghana on the other hand... (More)
Democratization has taken place in several countries in Africa, but a democratic consolidation is far more difficult to reach. Thus, this thesis aims to see why some countries develop democratic consolidation and why some experience difficulties achieving it. The framework presents an analysis based on Linz and Stepans theory consisting of five categories and implementing this on two quite similar countries, Ghana and Zambia which have had two very different outcomes concerning their democratic consolidation.
The results shows that Zambia suffers from many problems, pushing it further away from a consolidated democracy, especially when it comes to the civil society, corruption and distrust concerning politics. Ghana on the other hand has achieved a very responsive and concerned civil society that has helped the country to further develop as well as at the same time been able to maintain a persistent interest for the country’s political development and forth going, the wish of maintaining the status of the role model in Africa. (Less)
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author
Ulezalka, Angielika LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En komparativ studie av demokratierna Zambia och Ghanas väg mot en konsoliderad demokrati
course
STVK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Keywords: Africa, Ghana, Zambia, democratic consolidation, civil society, political society, rule of law
language
Swedish
id
1856884
date added to LUP
2011-04-20 09:03:01
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2011-04-20 09:03:01
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  abstract     = {Democratization has taken place in several countries in Africa, but a democratic consolidation is far more difficult to reach. Thus, this thesis aims to see why some countries develop democratic consolidation and why some experience difficulties achieving it. The framework presents an analysis based on Linz and Stepans theory consisting of five categories and implementing this on two quite similar countries, Ghana and Zambia which have had two very different outcomes concerning their democratic consolidation.  
The results shows that Zambia suffers from many problems, pushing it further away from a consolidated democracy, especially when it comes to the civil society, corruption and distrust concerning politics. Ghana on the other hand has achieved a very responsive and concerned civil society that has helped the country to further develop as well as at the same time been able to maintain a persistent interest for the country’s political development and forth going, the wish of maintaining the status of the role model in Africa.},
  author       = {Ulezalka, Angielika},
  keyword      = {Keywords: Africa,Ghana,Zambia,democratic consolidation,civil society,political society,rule of law},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Demokratins Vägkorsning},
  year         = {2011},
}