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Democracy to the Test of Tradition in Sub-Saharan Africa

In Africa as elsewhere the relationship of democracy and tradition
is historical, even more so since the former has been “invented” and
bureaucratized in the colonial context. Both the holders of authoritarian
power and democratic entrepreneurs have been able to resort to
democracy because it is politically polysemic. But it is above all at the
local level that the elections, the process of decentralization, the organizations
of civil society and the chiefdoms created by the indirect colonial
administration have established a critical relationship with tradition
through the social conflicts they trigger, in particular those launched
by women and the young.

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Référence électonique : Jean-François BAYART, "Democracy to the Test of Tradition in Sub-Saharan Africa", Pouvoirs, revue française d’études constitutionnelles et politiques, n°129, 129 - La démocratie en Afrique, p.27-44 . Consulté le 2019-10-20 10:53:17 . URL : https://revue-pouvoirs.fr/Democracy-to-the-Test-of-Tradition.html