Party Politics and Different Paths to Democratic Transitions

  title={Party Politics and Different Paths to Democratic Transitions},
  author={L. Creevey and P. Ngomo and R. Vengroff},
  journal={Party Politics},
  pages={471 - 493}
Benin and Senegal represent two successful cases of democratic transition in Africa. They also represent two different paths to that end. This article explores the role of political parties in facilitating these different and successful paths to democratic transitions. In Benin, political parties and political leaders relied on the prevailing patterns of ethno-regional cleavages to structure their strategic interactions, mobilize electoral support and organize competition in legislative and… Expand

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