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Programme Conference


International Conference


Party Systems and the Future of Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa


22-24 September 2011

Scarman House


PROGRAMME


Centre for Studies in Democratisation

This conference is funded by the Department of Politics and International Studies


List of Participants


Participants University of Warwick (paper presenters and discussants)

Dan Branch (department of History)

Peter Burnell (department of Politics and International Studies)

Renske Doorenspleet (department of Politics and International Studies)

Juan Carlos Gomez (department of Politics and International Studies)

Gabrielle Lynch (department of Politics and International Studies)


Participants other institutions (paper presenters and discussants)

Elisabete Azevedo – University of Lisbon, Portugal

Matthijs Bogaards – Jacobs University, Germany

Nic Cheeseman – University of Oxford, UK

Steven Friedman – Rhodes University/University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Rachel Gisselquist – LSE, UK

Jeffrey Haynes – co-editor Democratization, London Metropolitan University, UK

Augustine Magolowondo – NIMD, Malawi

Christian John Makgala – University of Botswana, Botswana

Henning Melber – Dag Hammerskjold Foundation, Sweden

Lia Nijzink – University of Cape Town, South Africa

Vicky Randall – University of Essex, UK

Lars Svasand – University of Bergen, Norway

Cyril Daddieh - Miami University, USA


Other participants

Ian Cooper - University of Oxford, UK

Jonathan van Eerd - University of Zurich, Switzerland

Josh Mayo – Leeds University, UK

Shane MacGiollabhui – University of Oxford, UK


Thursday 22 September

 

Throughout the day – Arrival of participants

19.00 Opening dinner for conference participants


Friday 23 September


8.30 – 9.00 Registration and coffee


9.00 – 9.45 Opening Address

§ Word of welcome –Renske Doorenspleet, Centre for Studies in Democratisation

§ The Future of Democracy in Africa – Lars Svasand (University of Bergen, Norway)

Discussant: Jeffrey Haynes (London Metropolitan University)

 



Session 1 Party Systems, One- Party Dominance and Democracy



9.45 – 10.30

§ Party systems, One-Party Dominance and Democracy

Presenter: Vicky Randall (Essex University)

Discussant: Nic Cheeseman (Oxford University)

 

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30

§ Classifying Party System in Africa: An Empirical Overview

Presenter: Matthijs Bogaards (Jacobs University)

Discussant: Lars Svasand (University of Bergen)

§ Patterns of One-Party Dominance in Africa’s Democracies

Presenters: Renske Doorenspleet (Warwick) & Lia Nijzink (Cape Town University)

Discussant: Matthijs Bogaards (Jacobs University)


12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break



Session 2 One-Party Dominant Systems (South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique)
 

 

 

 

13.30 – 15.00

§ One Party Dominance and its Consequences in South Africa

Presenter: Steven Friedman (Rhodes University/University of Johannesburg)

Discussant: Henning Melber (DHF, Sweden)

§ One Party Dominance and its Consequences in Botswana

Presenter: Christian John Makgala (Botswana)

Discussant: Lia Nijzink (Cape Town)

 

15.00 – 15.30 Tea break

15.30 – 17.00

§ One Party Dominance and its Consequences in Namibia

Presenter: Henning Melber (DHF, Sweden)

Discussant: Peter Burnell (Warwick)

§ One Party Dominance and its Consequences in Mozambique

Presenter: Elisabete Azevedo (University of Lisbon)

Discussant: Lars Svasand (University of Bergen)

 

17.00 Excursion for conference participants followed by dinner at 19.30

Saturday 24 September



Session 3 Other Party Systems (Ghana, Benin, Kenya and Malawi)



9.00 – 10.30

§ The Party System and its Consequences in Ghana

Presenter: Cyril Daddieh (Miami University)

Discussant: Augustine Magolowondo (NIMD Malawi)

§ The Party System and its Consequences in Benin

Presenter: Rachel Gisselquist (LSE, UK)

Discussant: Elisabete Azevedo (University of Lisbon)


10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break


11.00 – 12.30

§ The Party System and its Consequences in Kenya

Presenter: Nic Cheeseman (Oxford University)

Discussant: Renske Doorenspleet (Warwick University)

§ The Party System and its Consequences in Malawi

Presenters: Lia Nijzink (Cape Town Uni) & Augustine Magolowondo (NIMD Malawi)

Discussant: Lars Svasand (University of Bergen)


12.30 – 13.00 Conclusion

§ The way forward

§ Plans for publication – Renske Doorenspleet (Warwick University)


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

 

Departure of participants