Progress and Retreat in Africa: Legislatures on the Rise?

By Journal of Democracy
Updated: 04/23/2010

Senegalese parliamentBy Joel Barkan.  Journal of Democracy, 2008.

Legislatures in Africa are becoming more assertive and securing a more equal distribution of political and decision-making power within the continent’s young multi-party democracies.  Particularly notable improvements have been achieved in Kenya and Ghana and reveal 10 parameters that determine the balance of authority between branches of government.

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