Differences Of Claude Ake And Arend Lijphart's Theory Of Democracy

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Authors in comparable conditions or in similar topics may wright completely in different ways, leading to very dissimilar outcomes and different systems. Claude Ake and Arend Lijphart have written on democracy but their writing is comparable and can also be contrasted even though they have written on the same topic. Both these writers written on Democracy. Consequently this essay will compare and contrast their theories. But firstly it will present Ake’s theory and then present Lijphart’s theory. After that it will compare the theories they came up with. And therefore it will contrast their theories.
In the universe there are several types of democracy, so one can say that democracy is a form of government that is too broad. In general democracy is well-defined as a form of government in which all suitable citizens play a part equally it can either be directly or indirectly, over voted government’s
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Ake states that introducing democracy leads to transformation, and there can be transformation through introducing democracy. According to Claude Ake for Africa to sustain and keep its independence character Africa needs communal change and that will guarantee it from losing that character. Africa had been colonised for quite a long time so by independence he is refereeing to that common knowledge. Subsequently now that it is no longer colonised, therefore there ought to be transformation and change. But the transformation he is talking about he said it should be im Africans mind first therefore it will be seen in the state also. Ake (2000:160) states that, “in Africa democratization has to be about the transformation of the state before it can be about the introduction of the new political process.” So that means, African states should accept change and do change then new ideas will come along the

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