Public Participation: The Political Challenge in Southern Africa

Placing ‘liberal democracy’ as a polar opposite to ‘participatory democracy’ is less than helpful, particularly in the African situation. In this article I suggest an alternative approach to democracy which I think is more constructive, and which, equally, I think, will prove useful in guiding our thinking about political participation.

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Categories: Journal of African Elections
Tags: constituency, e Movement for Multi Party Democracy in Zambia, first-past-the-post, Kenya African National Union (Kanu), Lesotho Congress for Democracy, mixed member proportional representation (MMP), Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF)
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