Andrew Lawrence taught at the University of Edinburgh's School of Social and Political Science from 2007-2011, where he served as Director of the PhD in African Studies; he is currently a Research Fellow at the Vienna School of International Studies.

Africa as a Mirror of Democratization

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Africa as Subject v. Africa as Object

Too often, academic approaches to the subject of democracy in Africa confine themselves to static and quantitative approaches that emphasize ordinal rankings, national units of analysis, and institutional presence or absence, rather than grapple with inevitably messy and complex subjective and interpretive approaches to the topic. Read More…