Historical Dictionary of Benin
Benin is now perceived of as a model of democracy in Africa because it has successfully established a democratic political system based on consensus and regular and fair elections, and it continues to improve its electoral and parliamentary systems. Since its democracy it has taken important steps towards laying the foundation for the rule of law by establishing stable political institutions that can withstand the test of time. It has also engaged in an important legal, institutional, and regulatory reform to establish a more favorable environment for private initiative. The fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Benin covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Benin.
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Abomey Adja administration Afrique Allada Apithy’s appointed armed forces Assemblée N ationale Atakora Bariba became Béhanzin Benin Beninese Beninois Béninoise Boni Yayi Borgou Born brieﬂy cabinet Chabi Christophe Soglo Colonel colonial Conseil Cote d’Ivoire Cotonou country’s coup d’état cultural Dahomean Dahomey’s Dakar December Démocratie Démocratique Dahoméen département deputy Développement director Djougou economic electoral Emile-Derlin Zinsou ethnic ﬁlm ﬁnance ﬁnancial ﬁrst ﬁscal ﬁve Former minister French Glele head Hubert Hubert Maga inﬂuence Justin Ahomadégbé kilometers King kingdom of Dahomey Kouandé Kouandété latter’s leader Maga’s major March Mathieu Kérékou military Ministry Mouvement Nicéphore Nicéphore Soglo Niger Nigeria Nikki ofﬁce ofﬁcers ofﬁcial Organization Ouidah Parakou Paris percent peuples political party population Porto Novo President Boni Yayi Presidential Council presidential elections Rassemblement regime region Renouveau secretary-general sector Senegal served signiﬁcant social Société Sourou-Migan Apithy Souza tion Togo trade union Université Nationale vodun West African Yoruba