Civil Society and Democracy: A Zambian Case Study

  title={Civil Society and Democracy: A Zambian Case Study},
  author={Dave Bartlett},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  pages={429 - 446}
  • Dave Bartlett
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Southern African Studies
At the beginning of the 1990s, theorists talked of an 'international momentum' of democracy, and focused on the central role of civil society in advancing the democratic process. This approach was used to explore the transition in Zambia, but a close reading of events before and after Zambia's 1991 election indicates that 'older political logics' do not disappear merely because authoritarian regimes are challenged by forces from wider society. In Zambia, a range of civil actors were excluded… 
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