Elections and electoral violence in Nigeria / Kelechi Johnmary Ani, Victor Ojakorotu, editors.

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Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, [2022]
  • ©2022
Description
xix, 284 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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This book interrogates the nature of elections and election violence in African countries. It traces the causes of the governance menace to multiple factors that are not limited to poverty, unemployment, media etc. The book clearly documents how election violence cripples nation building process across many African countries. Consequently, it reveals that states have lost their manifest destiny of national transformation in Africa because they cannot guarantee that legitimate candidates, who should win elections; will rise to power due, to the widespread manipulation of violence at all levels of electoral engineering. The chapters rely on the cases and changing dynamics of elections and electoral violence in the different Nigerian states. It traces the origins of elections, the nature and patterns of a number of past elections as well as the role of youths, judiciary, electoral umpire, social media, gender etc on the changing nature of elections in Nigeria.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9811646511 (hardcover)
  • 9789811646515 (hardcover)
OCLC
1257890024
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