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New Africa Spectrum 3/2020

The current issue of the Africa Spectrum offers insights into democratisation and presidential term limits in sub-Saharan Africa and the impact on authoritarian rule.

Africa Spectrum Vol. 55, No. 3 (2020)


  • Julia Grauvogel, Charlotte Heyl: The Study of Term Limits in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons on Democratisation and Autocratisation Abstract | PDF

Research Articles

  • Andrea Cassani: Autocratisation by Term Limits Manipulation in Sub-Saharan Africa Abstract | PDF

  • Anja Osei, Hervé Akinocho, Stephen Mwombela: Presidential Term Limits and Regime Types: When Do Leaders Respect Constitutional Norms? Abstract | PDF

  • Mark Dawson, Daniel J. Young: Presidential Tenure and Constitutional Provisions: Recent Evidence from Central Africa Abstract | PDF

  • Daniel Nowack: Process Tracing the Term Limit Struggle in Malawi: The Role of International Democracy Promotion in Muluzi’s Bid for a Third Term Abstract | PDF

Regular Research Article

  • Justice Richard Kwabena Owusu Kyei, Lidewyde H. Berckmoes: Political Vigilante Groups in Ghana: Violence or Democracy? Abstract | PDF

Analytical Report

  • Ingo Henneberg, Sören Stapel: Cooperation and Conflict at the Horn of Africa: A New Regional Bloc Between Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia and Its Consequences for Eastern Africa Abstract | PDF

Book Reviews

  • Lewis Abedi Asante: Book review: Property, Institutions and Social Stratification in Africa Abstract | PDF

  • Abimbola O. Adesoji: Book review: Power, Culture and Modernity in Nigeria: Beyond the Colony Abstract | PDF

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