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Title:Democratic culture in subsaharan Africa: how to meet the arlesian of the Africanist legend
Author:Sindjoun, LucISNI
Periodical:Polis: revue camerounaise de science politique
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Abstract:Democratic culture in sub-Saharan African is generally approached from a teleological perspective: in the 1960s, it was the perspective of political development from a traditional to a modern society, in the 1990s it was the perspective of democratic consolidation. The present article, however, starts from a dynamic perspective. It sees democratic culture in Africa as closely linked to the democratization process in all its complexity. It is the result of the transformation of political paradigms. The article first discusses the emergence of democratic culture in Africa, which started with the crisis of authoritarian political culture, and then examines the problems involved in the transformation to a democratic culture, such as the need to internalize democratic values, and the existing politics of affection. Bibliogr., note, sum. in French. [ASC Leiden abstract]