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Towards an African Theory of Democracy 103 · Is democracy sustainable in Africa ? · Why has democracy not been a sine qua non of development in Africa ?

@inproceedings{Fayemi2009TowardsAA,
  title={Towards an African Theory of Democracy 103 · Is democracy sustainable in Africa ? · Why has democracy not been a sine qua non of development in Africa ?},
  author={A. K. Fayemi},
  year={2009}
}
This paper argues that there is a general absence of democratic theory in African political scholarship in terms of providing the underlying principles, meaning, canons and criteria of democracy in African culture. The paper exposes the conceptual errors implicit in the conflation of democracy as a concept and as practiced in different political systems. Consequently, it contends that an eclectic appraisal of our indigenous democratic values and practices as well as democratic ideas from other… Expand

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