Second Elections in Africa

July 1998

The early 1990s saw a wave of competitive multiparty elections in Africa. These contests can be described as "founding" elections in the sense that they marked for various countries a transition from an extended period of authoritarian rule to fledgling democratic government. By the middle of the 1990s, this wave had crested. Although founding elections continued to be conducted in African countries that were latecomers to the political-reform bandwagon, they took place less frequently than earlier in the decade.


The Indispensable Man

October 1995

Review of Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (1994).

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