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L'autoritarisme à pas de caméléon ? : Les dérives de la révolution passive démocratique au Bénin

Abstract : Creeping authoritarianism ? - Since 2012, Benin has undergone political tensions related to the “Talon Affair.” This article analyzes the Boni Yayi regime’s slide toward authoritarianism and its complicated relationship with opposition forces. The article also sheds light on factional battles over the capture of national economic rents — battles that often assume deliberately ethnic and regionalist guises. Will these tensions turn the peaceful model of the so-called “passive democratic revolution” into a more conflictual scenario of “hegemonic rupture” ? The article concludes that analyses of current conflicts should use a medium-term perspective — one that addresses how Benin, a pioneer of peaceful transitions in Africa, has consolidated pluralism since the 1990s.
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Richard Banégas. L'autoritarisme à pas de caméléon ? : Les dérives de la révolution passive démocratique au Bénin. Afrique Contemporaine, La Documentation Francaise, 2014, pp.99 - 118. ⟨10.3917/afco.249.0099⟩. ⟨hal-03399344⟩

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