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Benin och Togo -Lika länder, olika system

Vahedi, Shervin LU (2014) STVK02 20141
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The dominant democratization theories look at structural preconditions in order to explain successful transitions. This has resulted in deterministic conclusions about different preconditions for democracy. Benin is a small country in Africa with a history of military coups, ethnical competition and low level of development. Despite these conditions Benin is a one out of ten democracies in Africa. According to the dominant democratization theories Benin is a deviant case. This essay answers why Benin has successfully become a democracy by comparing it to its neighboring state, Togo. The essay use transition theory in order to explain the different outcomes. The result show that the comparative strength of Togolese regime, the military... (More)
The dominant democratization theories look at structural preconditions in order to explain successful transitions. This has resulted in deterministic conclusions about different preconditions for democracy. Benin is a small country in Africa with a history of military coups, ethnical competition and low level of development. Despite these conditions Benin is a one out of ten democracies in Africa. According to the dominant democratization theories Benin is a deviant case. This essay answers why Benin has successfully become a democracy by comparing it to its neighboring state, Togo. The essay use transition theory in order to explain the different outcomes. The result show that the comparative strength of Togolese regime, the military support for Beninese regime change and the more organized Beninese opposition where key explanations for the different outcomes. (Less)
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Vahedi, Shervin LU
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STVK02 20141
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Democratization, Transition, Modernization, Africa
language
Swedish
id
4448394
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2014-07-07 14:48:02
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  abstract     = {The dominant democratization theories look at structural preconditions in order to explain successful transitions. This has resulted in deterministic conclusions about different preconditions for democracy. Benin is a small country in Africa with a history of military coups, ethnical competition and low level of development. Despite these conditions Benin is a one out of ten democracies in Africa. According to the dominant democratization theories Benin is a deviant case. This essay answers why Benin has successfully become a democracy by comparing it to its neighboring state, Togo. The essay use transition theory in order to explain the different outcomes. The result show that the comparative strength of Togolese regime, the military support for Beninese regime change and the more organized Beninese opposition where key explanations for the different outcomes.},
  author       = {Vahedi, Shervin},
  keyword      = {Democratization,Transition,Modernization,Africa},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Benin och Togo -Lika länder, olika system},
  year         = {2014},
}