Joel Barkan

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Dr. Joel Barkan "is professor emeritus of political science and international programs at the University of Iowa and senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. A widely recognized expert on democratic transitions in East Africa, he is the author of numerous articles, books, and book chapters on African politics, including Beyond Capitalism versus Socialism in Kenya and Tanzania (1994), "Uganda: An African Success Past Its Prime" (Woodrow Wilson International Center, 2005), "Kenya After Moi" (Foreign Affairs, 2004), "The Many Faces of Africa: Democracy Across a Varied Continent" (Harvard International Review, 2002), and "Protracted Transitions Among Africa's New Democracies" (Democratization, 2000). Over the past three years, he and several collaborators have collected a large amount of data on the role of legislatures in transitional African democracies, which he is drawing upon during his Reagan-Fascell fellowship as he prepares a book-length manuscript on the legislative experience and democratization in six African countries." [1]

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  1. Past Fellows, NED, accessed September 14, 2007.
  2. Former Fellows, USIP, accessed January 8, 2008.