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Emelyanov A.L.

Characteristics of Political Process and Political Structures on the African Continent

The author familiarizes readers in detail with the seamy side of political process on the Dark Continent. He introduces the term “imitative democracy”, which stands for a result of transformation of foreign culture innovations through their interaction with traditional norms and values. Analyzed in the article are reasons for structural political crisis in Africa, specifics of functioning and interaction of elites, leaders, parliaments, army, political parties and organizations, opposition and traditional power institutions.