Aspects of Democracy and Démocratisation in Zambia and Botswana: Exploring African Political Culture at the Grassroots

@article{Binsbergen1995AspectsOD,
  title={Aspects of Democracy and D{\'e}mocratisation in Zambia and Botswana: Exploring African Political Culture at the Grassroots},
  author={W. V. Binsbergen},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary African Studies},
  year={1995},
  volume={13},
  pages={3-33}
}
The current discussion on democratization in Africa tends towards Eurocentrism in that it pays insufficient attention to the analytical and methodological implications of cultural imperialism, localization, wrongly claimed universality, and the social price of relativism. Conceptually, formal constitutional democracy is only one variant of democracy among others, and besides, it is an item of political culture which has only relatively recently been introduced to Africa. Recent developments… Expand
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