Relevant files attached
Assignment 6: Post-Cold War Transitions to Democracy
Submit the assignment to Brightspace
This assignment is to be completed after you have finished the readings on “Democratization.” In addition, it is important that you start gathering outside resources to conduct research on your two African countries. This can include books from the library and online materials (journal articles, databases, credited news sources). Wikipedia is not a credible source, but can be used as starting point to springboard your research. A great place to start your search is Google scholar.
As always, please use full sentences in your answers and include full citations of where your answers are coming from. When the assignment is completed, submit a word document, before the beginning of class, to the proper Brightspace assignment folder. The name of the file should include your last name (e.g. Assignment5_Osorio.docx). Be prepared to discuss your findings during the class discussion.
Q1. Using Chapter 1 of Bratton and van de Walle, name two characteristics and two limitations for the following approaches to explaining democratization:
Q2. Using Chapter 3 of Bratton and van de Walle, describe the path of regime transition in your two countries. According the classifications on page 119, what path did your countries take to regime transition in the period ending in 1994? Make use of Figure 6 on page 117 and outside resources to describe the different factors that happened in each country’s transition (political protests, liberalization reforms, democratic elections, constitutional reforms, political reforms).
*Table 4 on page 120 might be helpful.
Q3. Did the regime type switch at all between the Cold War end and the present (e.g. a democracy to a dictatorship or vice versa)? Were there ever periods where one regime did not rule the whole country (e.g. civil war/warlordism) for the time period 1989-current?
Use the https://www.v-dem.net/en/
Q4. Using V-Dem data, construct a graph comparing the “Clean Elections Index,” in your two countries for the time period 1989-current. Explain what you see on this graph. Using your knowledge on each country explain what might be driving the dips and rises you see in the graphs.
Click on this link to the V-Dem Website: https://v-dem.net/en/
Click on the analysis (online analysis tab)
Click variable graph
Q5. Using the Afrobarometer’s Round 6 data, explore the public opinion regarding democracy. Write a paragraph for each of your countries (you don’t need to attach a graph, but to report the statistics) describing the opinions of the citizens of your countries, current and their evolution over time, regarding: