Baldwin, Kate. The Paradox of Traditional Chiefs in Democratic Africa
Burchard, Stephanie M. Electoral Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa: Causes and Consequences
Cheeseman, Nicholas. Democracy in Africa: Successes, Failures, and the Struggle for Political Reform
Coping With Crisis in African States
De Waal, Alex. The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa: Money, War and the Business of Power
Perry, Alex. The Rift: a New Africa Breaks Free
Straus, Scott. Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa
In our print Reference Collection:
Political Handbook of Africa
Political Handbook of the World
Africa Power & Politics
A collaboration between research centers in the U.S., Africa and Europe funded by the UK Department for International Development. The project publishes discussion and working papers that are available for download.
African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
This open source peer-reviewed journal is published monthly.
African Leadership Transitions Tracker
A web project of the Brookings Institution that tracks leadership changes on the continent.
Governance Matters IV: World Governance Indicators, 1996-2004
A World Bank project. The website provides a searchable database of indicators plus country data reports.
The Ibrahim Index
The Index measures governance quality in African nations. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation partners with London's School of Oriental and African Studies to discuss governance challenges.
International Parliamentary Union
The IPU provides information on parliamentary government. The PARLINE database gives an overview of parliaments in over 180 countries. The Women in Parliaments Database is a searchable database of publications. The IPU also publishes reports and surveys.
Transparency International's Global Corruption Index is an annual measurement of political corruption.