New Book: Elections Worth Dying For? A Selection of Case Studies from Africa

Publication Date: 
7 Aug 2014

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The book Elections Worth Dying For? A Selection of Case Studies from Africa examines the roots of violence within election processes in Africa from a variety of perspectives. Using recent case studies written by leading specialists in electoral processes in Africa, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) shows how electoral violence and prevention efforts fit within the context of the entire electoral cycle.

This series of case studies examines how violence and its rate of incidence are affected by:

  • Election management bodies
  • Electoral education
  • Technology
  • Political finance
  • Media
  • Women and youth

There are also detailed case studies of Mali, South Sudan and Nigeria's experiences with electoral violence. IFES believes the lessons taken from this study can support the prevention of electoral violence and encourage free and fair elections in Africa, and around the world.