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date: 08 August 2020

Party Systems in Africa 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics
Matthias BasedauMatthias Basedau

Since the wave of independence in the 1960s and, in particular, since the sweeping introduction of multiparty politics in sub-Saharan Africa during the early 1990s, political parties and political party systems have been important elements of African politics. Although Western scholars have focused on deficiencies of African parties compared to ideal types of Western parties (e.g., ... ...

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