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Electoral Reform in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

This is a result of another joint venture between Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the ICJ Kenya. In the absence of a consensus over what kind of electoral systems are best in the African context, this book seeks to evaluate and debate the different electoral systems vis-a-vis the democratic gains that each may offer the African people.

Expert contributors from a range of disciplines and practices including law, social science and journalism deal with topical issues in this book with the aim of promoting action as well as understanding in support of electoral reform in Africa. The book is divided into four parts. part 1 addresses electoral issues and trends in the Southern part of Africa by using South Africa and Malawi as examples; part 2 reviews electoral issues and trends in the Eastern part of Africa and uses Kenya as an example; part 3 examines the electoral trends and issues in West Africa and uses Mali as an example; while part 4 addresses the thorny issue of conflict management in Africa by assessing the role of electoral dispute mechanism on the continent. The book has a total of eight articles and was edited by Mr. Mikewa Ogada.