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In this lecture, Dr. Zim Nwokora examines the reasons behind the challenge of democracy and the sources of democratic potential in Africa. Read the summary article here.

About the speaker

Dr. Zim Nwokora is a senior lecturer in Politics and director of the Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) programme at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. His research interests are in comparative politics and political theory, with a focus on constitutions, political parties and political finance. His work has been published in outlets such as International Journal of Constitutional LawGovernanceParliamentary AffairsParty PoliticsPolitical Research Quarterly and Political Studies. Prior to commencing at Deakin in 2016, he was employed in postdoctoral fellowship positions at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne (2013-15) and at Griffith University’s Centre for Governance and Public Policy (2010-13). He holds BA (PPE), MPhil (Comparative Government) and DPhil (Politics) degrees from the University of Oxford.
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