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LUCAS Annual Lecture with Professor Nic Cheeseman

Annual Lecture
Thursday 16 March 2017

LUCAS Annual Lecture, 2016-2017

Professor Nic Cheeseman (University of Birmingham) will speak on

Elections and Political Change in Africa: The Case of Kenya 2017

Thursday 16 March 2017, 4.30pm, Clothworkers South Building Lecture Theatre 2, University of Leeds.

(for directions see this link: Clothworkers South Building LT 2 (3.04) )

All welcome - no need to book in advance.

Ghanaian voters go to the polls to vote for a transfer of power, December 2016.

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Nic Cheeseman ( is Professor of Democracy and International Development at Birmingham University. He is the co-editor of the collections Our Turn to Eat (2010), The Handbook of African Politics (2013), and African Politics: Major Works (2016), as well as the co-author of the article "Rethinking the 'presidentialism debate': Conceptualizing coalitional politics in cross-regional perspective" (Democratization, 2014), which won the inaugural GIGA prize for the best article published in Comparative Area Studies. A monograph, Democracy in Africa: Successes, failures and the struggle for political reform was published by Cambridge University Press in April 2015, and an edited collection on African political institutions is set to be published by CUP in early 2017. Dr Cheeseman is also the founding editor of the Oxford Encyclopaedia of African Politics, a former editor of the journal African Affairs and an advisor to, and writer for, Kofi Annan's African Progress Panel.