Francophone Africa in Flux: Political Turnover and Social Change in Senegal

Issue Date July 2001
Volume 12
Issue 3
Page Numbers 51-62
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In 2000, Senegal experienced its first-ever electoral victory by an opposition candidate. Yet the social foundations that have supported one of Africa’s most liberal regimes are shifting, with unpredictable consequences.

About the Author

Dennis Galvan is associate professor in the department of political science and the international studies program at the University of Oregon. He has published on land tenure change, village-level politics, democratization, and cultural identity in Francophone Africa. His books include The State Must Be the Master of Fire: Syncretism and Sustainable Development in Senegal (2002).

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