Gunning the Leviathans: Undying Presidencies, Term Limits, Changing Political Culture and the Mortiﬁcation of Dire Political Transition in Africa
The focal narrative in the literature on government and politics in Africa is sheathed with the credence that the region has been governed by tyrants, despotic regimes and political intrigues, abetting political transitions in belligerent awareness as a result. This paper attempts to make a signiﬁcant departure from this account by Interrogating the emerging political orders that deconstruct this primordial discourse on the African socio-political landscape. It argues that the locus of political transition has shifted from a long established political culture to a more mature democratic orientation. It demonstrates that some African nations have evolved from political pettiness to political adolescence. It concludes that the recent political transitions that took place in some African nations represent a different type of regime change that marks a momentous departure from the unwavering political culture previously present in Africa.
|Keywords||Democracy, Political Transition, Political Culture, Democratization|
|Journal||Journal of African-Centered Solutions in Peace and Security|
Ojo, J.S, & K.O. Lamidi (Kazeem Oyedele). (2020). Gunning the Leviathans: Undying Presidencies, Term Limits, Changing Political Culture and the Mortiﬁcation of Dire Political Transition in Africa. Journal of African-Centered Solutions in Peace and Security, 3(2), 102–124. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/126925