April 1998, Volume 9, Issue 2
Joel D. Barkan
Articles by Joel D. Barkan:
July 1993, Volume 4, Issue 3
Kenya: Lessons From a Flawed Election
October 1995, Volume 6, Issue 4
PR and Southern Africa: Elections in Agrarian Societies
July 2013, Volume 24, Issue 3
Kenya’s 2013 Elections: Technology Is Not Democracy
In an effort to avoid repeating the 2007 electoral debacle, Kenya’s election commission turned to technology, but its high-tech voter-registration and vote-count processes fell short. Its experience has important lessons both for emerging democracies and for international donors.
April 1999, Volume 10, Issue 2
Regime Change in Africa
Review of Democratic Experiments in Africa: Regime Transitions in Comparative Perspective, by Michael Bratton and Nicolas Van de Walle
April 2008, Volume 19, Issue 2
Progress and Retreat in Africa: Legislatures on the Rise?
The legislature is emerging as a "player" in some African countries, though not in others. What is the relationship between legislative development and democratic consolidation in Africa?
January 2012, Volume 23, Issue 1
Democracy Assistance: What Recipients Think
A groundbreaking new survey shows that democracy assistance is highly valued by its recipients but that there remains room for improvement.
Electoral Systems and Democracy
This book compares the experiences of diverse countries, from Latin America to southern Africa, from Uruguay, Japan, and Taiwan to Israel, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Democratization in Africa: Progress and Retreat
At a time when democracy seems to be in retreat in many parts of the world, Africa presents a more mixed picture. Democratization in Africa: Progress and Retreat brings into focus the complex landscape of African politics by pairing broad analytical surveys with country-specific case studies.