This publication, ‘Dominant Parties as Governments in Southern Africa’ is aimed at providing valuable insights for students, researchers, academics, and practitioners, including government officials and policymakers in both the region and beyond.
The publication is also aimed at contributing to enhancing knowledge of the current political discourse in the region, as expressed by notable academics in the field.
Elections have always been a crucial criterion for measuring citizen participation in political processes in southern Africa.
However, due to diverse regimes and government systems, it has always been challenging to assess whether an emerging pattern can indicate something about the process of democratic consolidation in the subregion.
The specific case studies contained in this publication reveal interesting dynamics for electoral politics and the development and sustainability of party systems in southern Africa.
Political analyst and Survey Warehouse founder Christie Keulder contributes to the publication. His section, titled ‘Namibia: Heading for a Fall?’ looks at government and party performance between 1999 and 2021.