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Afrika, i limbon mellan demokrati och diktatur: Jämförande fallstudie av Ghanas och Zimbabwes demokratisering
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The tug of war between democracy and dictatorship in Africa : A comparative case study on Ghana’s and Zimbabwe’s democratization (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis aims to examine Ghana's and Zimbabwe's democratization process and why the outcome is so different in each country, what are the central factors that have played a role in the country's success or defeat? The theoretical framework is based on Juan j. Linz and Alfred Stepan’s work on how a state becomes democratically consolidated and what constitutes as a consolidated democracy. The essay is a theory-consuming comparative case study focusing on Ghana’s and Zimbabwe’s democratization and why one of them succeeded and the other didn’t. 

The results shows that Ghana have come a long way towards consolidating their democracy based on the demands of the theories and that because of their peaceful transition their democracy had a bigger chance of succeeding. Zimbabwe lacks a lot of the democratic procedures and have had a hard time transitioning to a democratic system.

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2018. , p. 36
Keywords [sv]
Ghana, Zimbabwe, demokratisering, konsoliderad demokrati, linz och stepan, Huntington
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-83402OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-83402DiVA, id: diva2:1318102
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Program of Political Science, 180 credits
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Available from: 2019-05-27 Created: 2019-05-26 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved

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