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Elections, Governance and Evolution of the State in Africa

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Cet axe de recherche traite des processus électoraux et des dynamiques politiques internes, des politiques publiques et pratiques de gouvernance élaborées par les États ainsi que des évolutions du modèle étatique sur le continent africain.

22/10/2012
By: Thierry VIRCOULON, Florence LIEGEOIS

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 32 years of dictatorship and almost ten years of war have bled the country dry and left its administration incapable of providing the population with basic services and the government incapable of applying or even formulating public policy.

22/12/2010

A paper brought out last year treating the “Hunger Riots had made it possible, among other things, to point out the extreme difficulties encountered by the authorities in power when trying to control urban populations. Current demographic forecasts relating to sub-Saharan Africa all predict an...

28/02/2010

"Hunger riots", a stock phrase used to describe protests at the end of 2007 / beginning 2008 in around thirty countries world-wide, mostly African States, places different phenomena into one group. In this paper, we will focus on the case of Senegal, a country in which "Hunger riots" were...

26/02/2010
By: Thierry VIRCOULON, Florence LIEGEOIS

Following the conflict in Ituri (1999-2003), the International Community deployed different peacebuilding programs in this north-eastern district of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Built around a concept of democratic transition at the national level, these programs have not always...

24/04/2009
By: Thierry VIRCOULON, Thomas PATRIOTA

Summary: Following repeated bouts of political violence, which were exacerbated by the presidential and legislative elections of 29 March 2008, opposition members and the government of Zimbabwe undertook lengthy and difficult negotiations to put an end to the unrest. These negotiations...

23/02/2009

Summary: The scale of the violence which has hit Madagascar has taken many commentators by surprise. However, early warning signs were visible over the last few months. The origin of this crisis can be linked to President Ravalomanana's management of political, economic and social...

04/11/2008
By: Thierry VIRCOULON, Sylvain TOUATI

Summary: South Africa's president since 1999, Thabo Mbeki was forced to resign before the end of his mandate after he lost the trust of ANC, his own party. This dismissal happens at a time when South Africa's economical and social context becomes confused. (The Text in English is going...

01/09/2008
By: Indira CAMPOS, Sylvain TOUATI

Summary: On September 5th 2008, Angolans go to the polls in the first multiparty elections since 1992. These elections happen six years after the end of the civil war and constitute a decisive test for the country's future.

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