Elections and Conflict Management in Africa

Elections and Conflict Management in Africa

By: Andrew Reynolds (editor), Timothy D. Sisk (editor)Paperback

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This work examines the role and function of 20 or so elections that have taken place in the African continent in the first half of the 1990s. It looks at how they have affected the functioning of democratisation and conflict management, and also offers useful lessons from these observations for other regions. The books shows how elections can either help reduce tensions by reconstituting legitimate government or how they can exacerbate tensions by further polarizing highly conflictual societies.


Elections and electoral systems; ethnicity, elections and constitutional democracy in Africa; rethinking the applicability of Proportional Representation for Africa; elections in Southern Africa; electoral systems and conflict management in Africa; managing electoral conflicts - lessons from Ghana; race, ethnicity and voting behaviour - lessons from South Africa; elections and conflict management in Africa - conclusions and recommendations.

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  • ISBN13: 9781878379795
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781878379795
  • weight: 394
  • ISBN10: 1878379798

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