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Democracy in Senegal

Tocquevillian Analytics in Africa

  • Authors
  • Sheldon Gellar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sheldon Gellar
    Pages 1-12
  3. Sheldon Gellar
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  5. Sheldon Gellar
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 188-222

About this book

Introduction

Providing an in-depth comparative study of democracy formation, Gellar traces Senegal's movement from a pre-colonial aristocratic order towards a modern democratic political order. Inspired by Tocqueville's methodology, he identifies social equality, ethnic and religious tolerance, popular participation in local affairs, and freedom of association and the press as vital components of any democratic system. He shows how centralized state structures and monopoly of political power stifled local initiative and perpetuated neo-patrimonial modes of governance.

Keywords

Africa democracy governance participation Political Parties

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