Extract from review by Peter Limb (Michigan State University) in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol XXXIV/1/2008 p.19:
" African Parliaments: Between Governance and Government is a major book on African parliaments, and it ties together issues of structure to processes of democratization and representation. Much more remains to be said about, for example, gender (covered in one chapter instead of throughout), class and ethnicity (neither of which are indexed), and the many other African countries not covered (except for Mali, all case studies are Anglophone (plus Ethiopia). ... Nevertheless, this is a fine book and should be acquired by all libraries taking Africa seriously."
Peter Mair, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, and European University, Italy
"This is the first major assessment of developments in African parliaments and fills a huge gap in our understanding of contemporary African governance. Salih and his contributors are to be congratulated for bringing Africa squarely into the mainstream of comparative study of political institutions. This is a landmark contribution and will be essential reading for students of comparative politics, African politics and legislative studies."
Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
"Probing, comprehensive, nuanced study of African parliaments and a major contribution to our understanding of Africa's democratization. The editor has assembled a top-notch team of African and European scholars; the result is a definitive work on this crucial but understudied topic."