Free and fair elections aren’t the only indicators of a thriving democracy, says political scientist Zachariah Mampilly. As North Americans and Western Europeans now face many of the challenges that Africans have known for decades, people of these regions can learn three valuable lessons from African “protest democracy,” avers Mampilly. getAbstract recommends that you listen to Mampilly’s inspiring, powerful talk.
In this summary, you will learn
- How Africans are redefining democracy and
- What Westerners can learn from Africa’s “protest democracy.”
About the Speaker
Zachariah Mampilly is a professor of political science and Africana studies at Vassar. He co-wrote Africa Uprising.