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Elections in Africa

Edited by Dieter Nohlen, Bernard Thibaut and Michael Krennerich

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780198296454
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600036 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198296452.001.0001
Elections in Africa

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Elections in Africa is the first volume of a series of election data handbooks published by OUP; it covers all the 53 states in Africa. Elections have always been an integral part of post‐independence African politics and have assumed the utmost importance in the course of recent democratization processes. However, comparative research on political development in Africa lacks reliable electoral data. Elections in Africa fills this gap. Following the overall structure of the series, an initial comparative introduction on elections and electoral systems is followed by chapters on each state of the region. These contributions examine the evolution of institutional and electoral arrangements from independence to the present (1999), and provide systematic surveys of the up‐to‐date electoral provisions and their historical development. Exhaustive statistics on national elections (presidential, parliamentary, and constitutional assembly), referendums and coups d’état are included within each chapter; these cover electoral bodies and voting, electoral participation of parties and alliances, vote distribution, parliamentary composition, and power holders. The data are presented in the same systematic manner for all countries in order to provide electoral statistics in line with internationally established standards of documentation, so that the data can be easily compared. The book, therefore, provides a definitive and comprehensive set of data on elections in order to facilitate comparative research. Together with the other books of this series, Elections in Africa is a highly reliable resource for historical and cross‐national comparisons of elections and electoral systems worldwide.

Keywords: Africa; constitutional assembly elections; coups d’état; democratization; elections; electoral history; electoral participation; electoral statistics; electoral systems; institutions; parliamentary composition; parliamentary elections; political parties; power holders; presidential elections; referendums; representation; vote distribution; voters turnout; voting rights

Book.  1,000 pages. 

Subjects: Politics

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