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African Traditional Deliberative and Agonistic Democracy: A Maravi Perspective

@inproceedings{Kayange2019AfricanTD,
  title={African Traditional Deliberative and Agonistic Democracy: A Maravi Perspective},
  author={G. M. Kayange},
  year={2019}
}
This essay traces elements of democracy in the history of African political thought, mainly in the Maravi Kingdom which once spanned the regions of present-day Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique. Based on the study of Maravi history, language, and some published philosophical reflections on democracy, elements of both deliberative and agonistic democracy are demonstrably present in these traditions. These elements include consensus-building, democratic legitimisation of leaders (such as kings) and… Expand
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