Future of democracy in Africa: Trends in state-society relations

This workshop held in Brussels and organised by the Open Society European Policy Institute brought together experts on and from Africa and policy-makers from across the EU to discuss what long-term trends in state-society relations are likely to mark the future of democracy in Africa. The focus of the discussion was both on the influence of changing state-society relations on existing tools and institutions of democracy and on how alternative modes of political organisation and expression impact Africa’s democratic future.

Researcher: Valérie Arnould.