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African Governance Report III - 2013

Elections and the Management of Diversity

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This report is the most comprehensive report on governance in Africa, assesses and monitors the progress African countries are making on governance, identifies capacity gaps in governance institutions and proposes polices and strategic interventions aimed at promoting good governance on the continent. It focuses on political and economic governance, development of the private sector and corporate governance, checks and balances in political power, institutional effectiveness and accountability of the executive, human rights and the rule of law, corruption and institutional capacity building. The theme of this third edition of the report revolves around elections in Africa becoming a significant tool for political change and genuine democratization.

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Democratic transition, elections and diversity management

The recent political uprisings in North Africa manifested a demand for democracy, and seem to have completed the regional trend in the democratic transition, one that began in the 1990s south of the Sahara. But the North African experience—given its profundity, especially in Egypt and Tunisia— may provide renewed impetus for reforms across the continent.

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