Emerging trends and experiences are presented in this study about multiparty democracy in Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. The first part focuses on Malawi's adaptability by both the state and civil society in its move from a one party state to a multiparty system. In the second part, empirical findings drawn from Tanzania reveal that without deliberate effort on institutional capacity building for local self-governance, multipartism may not necessarily promote decentralisation of the state and empowerment of people at community level. In the third part, the focus is on the search for national integration in Kenya brought about by acute ethnic divisions and their implications on multiparty democracy in the country. This book is the final product of the work done by Sabbatical awardees, who were supported by ESAURP under the Education for Democracy Programme.