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date: 30 October 2020

Democratic Rollback in Africa 

Source:
The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics
Author(s):
Lise RaknerLise Rakner

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Western countries have used foreign aid to promote liberal democracy and good governance as the path to social peace and economic prosperity for poor countries. Western states and multilateral donors have channeled large amounts of support to countries in the Global South and former communist countries to spread liberal norms, encourage democratization, and foster development (... ...

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