Revisiting Modernization Theory in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Relationship Between Industrialization and Democratization
Eltringham, Peter B.
Barma, Naazneen H.
Looney, Robert E.
MetadataShow full item record
The relationship between industrialization and democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa is one of interdependence and balance unique to the characteristics and capacity of three critical entities: the state, private capitalists and labor. Case specific reviews of this critical relationship assist in the general understanding of how industrial characteristics contribute to certain social requisites for democracy. In the cases of South Africa, Gabon, Senegal and Burundi, an increase in industrial diversification roughly correlates to increases in the satisfaction of social requisites for democracy. Senegal, Gabon and Burundi each demonstrate a lack of industrial diversity and a relative imbalance in the power dynamic between the three critical entities. This contributes to divergent degrees of satisfaction of social requisites and autocratic tendencies in lieu of the democratic. In South Africa, diversified industrialization exists and thrives alongside consolidated democracy. In this case, each of the well-developed critical entities is able to exert effective pressure upon the others and social requisites for democracy are largely met.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Sigman, Rachel; Lindberg, Staffan I. (University of Gothenburg, Dept. of Political Science, 2017-11);One of the most common adjectives used to describe democracy in sub-Saharan Africa is “neopatrimonial.” Characterized by strong executives, pervasive clientelism and use of state resources for political legitimation (Bratton ...
Adeleye, Adeniji T. (Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School, 2020-12);Militaries globally now grapple with the best method to manage information transmitted through new technologies, especially during operations in the information environment aimed to defend the democracy of sovereign states. ...
The continued transition of the South African National Defense Force: Reserve Force integration and utilization Englet, Lance Eric (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2000-12);In the past decade, South Africa has undergone radical transitions in government, social integration, and direction. The most remarkable is the restructuring of the military, which included integration of former homeland ...