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The Politics of Challenging Presidential Term Limits in Africa

Jack R. Mangala (Hrsg.)

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Sozialwissenschaften, Recht, Wirtschaft / Politisches System

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This book takes stock of the debate surrounding the institution of presidential term limits in Africa, against the backdrop of global trends toward authoritarianism and the rise of strong men. Widely adopted three decades ago, term limits for the office of the president are now being challenged by many African leaders. The power alternation debate in Africa raises important questions concerning the future of democracy and development on the continent. Using a case study approach, this book explores in detail six situations in which leaders have either succeeded or failed in altering term limits. It thoroughly dissects the arguments, tactics and strategies on both sides of the issue, and draws key lessons for strengthening constitutionalism in Africa.

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Presidential Term Limits in Africa, Africa, Elections in Africa, African Politics, Development on Africa