'Democracy in Africa' by Nic Cheeseman tops Amazon's African Politics bestseller list

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Congratulations to Nic Cheeseman, whose book 'Democracy in Africa: Successes, Failures, and the Struggle for Political Reform (New Approaches to African History)' became's best seller in the category of African Politics (13 May).

'Democracy in Africa' has been described as "an extremely rich study that follows some standard pathways, thereby doing justice to a multi-faceted body of research, that also digs deeper into largely neglected aspects meriting more attention, be it the "democratic dividend" for Africa on the one hand, or the devastating effects on democracy of the widely used "politics of fear" on the other."  (Andreas Mehler, Director, GIGA Institute of African Affairs)

The book is available from Amazon here: