About the Authors
Philip J. Costopoulos
Philip J. Costopoulos is senior editor of the Journal of Democracy.
Babacar Kanté is senior lecturer in public law and political science and director of the Unite d’Enseignement et de Recherche de Sciences Juridiques at the University of Saint-Louis in Saint-Louis, Senegal. Formerly he was chairman of the department of public law at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. This essay was translated from the French by Philip Costopoulos.