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


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.

The series of case studies examines how violence and its rate of incidence are affected by electoral management bodies, election technology, political finance, the media, women, youth and, importantly, political parties, among others. 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. 

Watch this special book launch event. IFES' event, took place during the week of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, underlines the importance of engaging in questions of potential election violence and how to best mitigate it through a series of broad-ranging case studies. 

Featured speakers included:

Michael Yard, Chief of Party, Kenya, IFES

Elizabeth Côté, Chief of Party, Nepal, IFES

Gabrielle Bardall, Trudeau Foundation Scholar and Researcher

Opening remarks by IFES Vice President, Programs Michael Svetlik.

The event was moderated by IFES Regional Director for Africa Almami Cyllah.

Click here to read Elections Worth Dying For? A Selection of Case Studies from Africa.

Click here to access IFES' Political Finance and Gender Equality white paper.


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