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25 years of Electoral Politics in Africa: Institutionalization without Democratic Consolidation
Cornell University
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Nicolas van de Walle is the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He taught at Michigan State University from 1990-2004. He was a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development from 2001–2012, and before that, from 1994-2000 a Fellow at the Overseas Development Council, in Washington DC. He has published widely on democratization issues as well as on the politics of economic reform and on the effectiveness of foreign aid, with a special focus on Sub Saharan Africa. His books include Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unraveling the Impact of Foreign Aid, (2013, with Danielle Resnick), Overcoming Stagnation in Aid-Dependent Countries  (2005), African Economies and The Politics of Permanent Crisis, 1979-1999 (2001), and Democratic Experiments in Africa: Regime Transitions in Comparative Perspectives (1997, with Michael Bratton).