After three consecutive waves of unsuccessful attempts to transplant democracy in post-colonial Africa, it is necessary for those engaged in any kind of political theorizing to reflect on the path theory has taken and the path that lies ahead. This book delineates a vision that moves beyond the dominant research paradigm toward a new way of constructing a framework of analysis.
Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Why Democratize; 2. Democracy in Classical Thoughts: Two Conflicting Views; 3. Democracy in Non-Liberal Politics: Reconstructing the Postcolonial African Experience; 4. Democracy and Moral Transformation; 5. Democratization and Institutional Design; 6. The Rediscovery of the Concept of Civil Society; 7. Democracy, the Postcolonial African State and the Interstate System; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index.