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Centre of African Studies: Research


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Author: Chris Allen

Title: Democratic Renewal in Africa: Two Essays on Benin

Year: 1992

The former People's Republic of Benin was one of the first of the states in Africa in which an authoritarian single-party regime was overthrown and replaced by a liberal-democratic multiparty system. These two essays deal with the reasons for the fragility of the outgoing system, the factors underlying popular discontent and pressure for transformation, and the process of transition in 1990-91.

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