Journal of African Elections - Volume 2, Issue 2, 2003
Volume 2, Issue 2, 2003
Author Shumbana KarumeSource: Journal of African Elections 2, pp 1 –13 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... 1 1 FACTIONAL INTRIGUES AND ALLIANCE POLITICS The Case of NARC in Kenya's 2002 Elections By Shumbana Karume Shumbana Karume is a researcher at the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa (EISA), with research interests in democracy and elections, regional economic integration and other issues that cover good governance and democracy in the SADC region. P O Box 740 Auckland Park 2006 Johannesburg. Tel: +27 011 482.5495; Fax: +27 011 482.6163; e-mail: Shumbana@eisa.org.za INTRODUCTION Kenya's 2002 elections were politically momentous. The new government, made up of coalition forces, has not only paved the way for a new political dispensation that ..
Legitimising electoral process : the role of Kenya Domestic Observation Programme (K-DOP) in Kenya's 2002 general electionAuthor Wole OlaleyeSource: Journal of African Elections 2, pp 14 –29 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... 14 14 LEGITIMISING ELECTORAL PROCESS The Role of Kenya Domestic Observation Programme (K-DOP)* in Kenya's 2002 General Elections By Wole Olaleye* * Wole Olaleye is a researcher at the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa (EISA) Tel: +27 11 482 5495; Fax: +27 11 482 6163 e-mail: email@example.com INTRODUCTION The past two decades have seen a movement in Africa from authoritarian regimes toward popular democracy through electoral rule. Local and international election observation is now a common practice in almost all elections that take place on the continent. Elections must be free, fair and meaningful and must be perceived to ..
Source: Journal of African Elections 2, pp 30 –47 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... 30 30 ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA IS THE THIRD TIME A CHARM? By A Carl LeVan, Titi Pitso, Bodunrin Adebo A Carl LeVan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, California 92093-0521 USA; Tel: + (1) 619-865-4255; Fax: + (1) 858-534-7130; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Titi Pitso is Elections Consultant at the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, Private Bag X018 Umhlanga Rocks 4320 South Africa; Tel: +27 31 502 3908; Fax: +27 31 502 4160; e-mail: email@example.com Bodunrin Adebo is Program Officer of the ..
Nigeria : can the election tribunals satisfactorily resolve the disputes arising out of the 2003 elections?Author Kaniye S.A. EbekuSource: Journal of African Elections 2, pp 48 –66 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... 48 48 NIGERIA Can the election tribunals satisfactorily resolve the disputes arising out of the 2003 elections? By Kaniye S A Ebeku* Kaniye S A Ebeku LLM (LSE, London), PhD (Kent, England) is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Faculty of Law, Rivers State University of Science & Technology, P.M.B. 5080, Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria. Tel: (+234) 803 3171 815; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org INTRODUCTION Between April and May 2003 Nigeria held general elections to elect the country's President, state governors, and members of legislative houses at both national and state levels. The first ..
Author Luis De BritoSource: Journal of African Elections 2, pp 67 –85 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... 67 67 THE ELECTORAL SYSTEM AND CONFLICT IN MOZAMBIQUE By Lu?s de Brito Dr Lu?s de Brito is Associate Professor of Political Anthropology at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. Caixa Postal 1558 Maputo Mozambique Tel: (258 - 1) 49 25 71 PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS The idea of representative multiparty democracy is a dominant feature of the processes of political transition in many African countries today. This assigns an important role to the electoral system within the political framework of the continent. The electoral system can either enhance or hinder the development of the political system. In the first instance, it contributes ..
Source: Journal of African Elections 2, pp 86 –96 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... 86 86 ADAPTING TO ELECTORAL SYSTEM CHANGE Voters in Lesotho, 2002 Roddy Fox and Roger Southall Roddy Fox is Professor of Geography, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 6140 South Africa. Tel: +27 046 603.8722; Fax: +27 046 636.1199; e-mail: R.Fox@ru.ac.za Roger Southall is Executive Director, Human Sciences Research Council, Private Bag X41, Pretoria 0001South Africa. Tel: +27 012 302.2261; Fax: +27 012 302.2216; e-mail: RSouthall@HSRC.ac.za On 25 May 2002 voters in the small Southern African kingdom of Lesotho went to the polls in the third general election since the country returned to democracy after a long period of civilian dictatorship (1970-86) ..
Missing cadres? : list voting and the ANC's management of its parliamentarians in the National Assembly, 1999-2003Author Geoffrey HawkerSource: Journal of African Elections 2, pp 97 –115 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... 97 97 MISSING CADRES? List Voting and the ANC's Management of its Parliamentarians in the National Assembly, 1999-2003 By Geoffrey Hawker Geoffrey Hawker is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 Australia; Tel: + 61 2 9850 8885; Fax: + 61 2 9850 6064; e-mail: Geoffrey.email@example.com INTRODUCTION The party list system of voting can give a dominant party undue influence over its parliamentary members, critics say, instancing the practices of the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa's National Assembly. The party has defended its use of the system and the 'redeployments' ..
Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa, edited by Tom Lodge, Denis Kadima and David Pottie : book reviewAuthor Jeremy SeekingsSource: Journal of African Elections 2, pp 116 –118 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... 116 116 REVIEWS Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa Edited by Tom Lodge, Denis Kadima and David Pottie Electoral Institute of Southern Africa This compendium examines the wave of multi-party elections that has swept across Southern Africa since 1989. Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius and Zimbabwe have long histories of regular multi-party elections, notwithstanding the success of dominant parties in holding onto power for long periods. Between 1989 and 1993 they were joined by Namibia, Zambia, Angola and the Seychelles. 1994 proved an electionfilled year, with elections in Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. The following year Tanzania held elections. Only Swaziland ..
One Woman, One Vote : The Gender Politics of South African Elections, edited by G. Fick, S. Meintjes and M. Simons : book reviewAuthor Josephine AhikireSource: Journal of African Elections 2, pp 118 –122 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... One Woman, One Vote: The Gender Politics of South African Elections Edited by G Fick, S Meintjes and M Simons The Electoral Institute of Southern Africa Within current literature, elections as a yardstick for democratic politics are increasingly under critique. A number of scholars observe that the study of democracy has suffered from disproportionate emphasis on elections, principally anchored within the Schumpetarian definition of democracy that centres on contestation (Harbeson 1999; Luckham, Goetz & Kaldor 2000). In other words there is a recognition that elections can no longer be conceived as the only measure of democratic politics, at least ..
Author Gary MinkleySource: Journal of African Elections 2 (2003)More Less
Extracted from text ... 123 Security and Politics in South Africa: The Regional Dimension * By Peter Vale UCT Press; Lynne Rienner Publishers This is an important and impressive book, and one that I hope many will read and talk about. Writing with verve and passion, Professor Peter Vale, the recently appointed Nelson Mandela Chair of Politics at Rhodes University, provides a lucid and groundbreaking analysis of South Africa's post-apartheid regional security system. It is a complex book, at times necessarily theoretical, at others deeply historical, and always richly comparative and insightful. It is one of those rare books that makes new connections ..