CMI Working Paper | 2006
Parliamentary-Executive Relations in Malawi 1994-2004
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2006: 10) 18 p.
This article addresses the relationship between the legislative and executive branches of government in Malawi during the multi-party era from 1994 until 2004. The argument is threefold. First, the presidential nature of Malawi's political regime assigns parliament to a secondary role. Second, the general framework of parliamentary-executive relations laid down in the constitution gives scope for accentuating this subordinate position through iterative practices. Third, the persistence of personalised patronage in Malawian politics leads to the further reinforcement of parliamentary subservience where political principles and positions are sacrificed on the altar of venality. A perception has spread that parliament is a mere pawn in the political game or a rubber stamp of the executive's decisions. This article will seek to adduce empirical evidence to substantiate this argument.
Journal Article | Apr 2021
“Satanism is witchcraft’s younger sibling”: Changing perceptions of natural and supernatural anaemia causality in Malawian children
Sarah Svege, Thandile Nkosi-Gondwe, Siri Lange
CMI Report | 2020
Household wellbeing and coping strategies in Africa during COVID-19 – Findings from high frequency phone surveys
Carlo Koos, Peter Hangoma, Ottar Mæstad
Blog post | 2019
“The Tipp-Ex election”: Widespread unrest after the 2019 elections in Malawi