The Failure of Democracy in the Republic of Congo
Why did the democratic experiment launched in the Republic of Congo in 1991 fail so dramatically in 1997? Why has it not been seriously resumed since then? This book provides an analysis of more than fifteen years of Congolese politics. It explores a series of logical hypotheses regarding why democracy failed to take root in Congo.
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Structure Agency and the Collapse of Democracy
History and Political Culture as Context
Political Economy and the Trajectory of Multiparty Politics
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Africa Confidential African analysis army Assembly authoritarian Bacongo Bazenguissa-Ganga 1997 behavior Benin Bernault Brazzaville CFA francs Chapter civil civilian colonial conference Congo Congo's democratic experiment Congo's political Congolese democracy Congolese politics constitution context Country Report country's coup crisis critical Decalo democracy democratic consolidation democratic experiment economic Economist Intelligence Unit elections electoral ethnic and regional failure forces France France's Francophone Francophone Africa French Gabon identity impact important Jeune Afrique Kolelas Kouvibidila 2000 Lari leaders Lissouba regime major Matsoua Mbochi MCDDI Meanwhile ment military militia groups Milongo Mokoko Ngollo Ngouabi northern officers Omar Bongo opposition outcomes Parliament party Pascal Lissouba patterns percent period Pointe Noire policies political class political culture politicians Pool region population postcolonial precolonial president presidential prime minister question reform revenues role rule Rwanda Sassou Sassou regime scholars semi-presidential semi-presidential system social society structural subgroups tion Vansina Youlou