Political development and prospects for democracy in Malawi

E. Kalipeni

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The majority of African countries have witnessed overt demands for democratic participation in government. Malawi, however, remains one of the few where the stirrings of democratic fervor are still in their incipient stages. This essay discusses Malawi's political development from colonialism to totalitarianism and provides some explanations for the current conditions. It explores the impact economic policy has had on the political development of the country and outlines some possible scenarios for the post-Banda era in Malawi. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-40
Number of pages14
JournalTransAfrica Forum
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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