Electoral Violence in Africa

Upphovspersoner: Adolfo, Eldridge Vigil | Söderberg Kovacs, Mimmi | Nyström, Daniel | Utas, Mats
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation | Uppsala, Sweden
År: 2012
Språk: eng
Relation: NAI Policy Notes, 1654-6695 ; 2012/3
Ämnesord: Political science, Statsvetenskap
Identifikator: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1571
Identifikator: urn:isbn:978-91-7106-726-5
Rättigheter: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
In the time period 2012–2013, over 20 national elections and two constitutional referendums are scheduled in Africa. In several of these elections, violence is anticipated to play a prominent role. There is great urgency to support the establishment of effective and legitimate electoral institutions and electoral frameworks; institute reforms aimed at lowering the stakes of elections; encourage the devolution of powers; improve the socio-economic standing of the populace; and devise strategies to prevent and manage electoral violence.