Democratic Deficiencies Come to Define Benin

By Idayat Hassan Democratic Deficiencies in Benin. The third wave of democracy in Africa took root in the republic of Benin, a small West Africa state. Its origin dates back to the constitutional reform of 1990. The reform adopted multiparty democracy and led to the dissolution of the very government that brought it into existence.... Continue Reading →

Rachel Beatty Riedl on Benin. Democracy in Hard Places.

Rachel Beatty Riedl is the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, Director of the Einaudi Center for International Studies, and professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University. She also cohosts the podcast Ufahamu Africa with Kim Yi Dionne. Her chapter "Africa‚Äôs Democratic Outliers Success amid Challenges in Benin and South Africa" appears... Continue Reading →

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