Accepted paper:

REGIME CHANGE AND DEMOCRATIC EXPERIMENT IN CAMEROON

Authors:

Danielle Minteu Kadje (University of Yaounde 2-Annex of Bertoua)

Paper short abstract:

Democratic experiment in Cameroon , arouse a question concerning on the one hand, the continuity of power and the non-replacement of political regime (since 1982), the constitutional dispositions to extend term of office and, free power succession following endogenous and exogenous patterns.

Paper long abstract:

Scholars point out that African States are reputed for "failure to institutionalise power, which goes ahead to question their State structure either directly or indirectly ; as there is a somewhat form of State which is devoid of its identity and consequently, the State becomes an illusion ". This issue is relevant and before we progress, it is necessary we carry a study on Cameroon's political developments in terms of "political shift of power ", like every other African country as from the 1990 . Democratic experiment in Cameroon , arouse a question concerning on the one hand, the continuity of power and the non-replacement of political regime (since 1982), the constitutional dispositions to extend term of office, and on the other hand, free power succession following endogenous and exogenous patterns.

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Regime change, democratic experiments and trends in succession politics in Africa