Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook

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Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich, Bernard Thibaut
OUP Oxford, Jul 22, 1999 - Political Science - 984 pages
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Elections have always been an integral part of post-independence African politics and have assumed utmost importance in the course of recent democratisation processes. However, comparative research on the political development in Africa lacks reliable electoral data. Elections in Africa fills this cap. The handbook is the only reliable source for African elections from independence to present.In the first volume of this series, Elections in Africa presents a country-by-country study of African nations that provides a comparative introduction on elections and electoral systems. Each country chapter examines the history of the institutional and electoral arrangements, the evolution of suffrage and current electoral provisions. Precise and exhaustive data on national elections and referendums are presented comparatively. The book provides a definitive and comprehensive set ofdata on elections and electoral systems in order to facilitate comparative research. Data is presented in a systematic manner allowing for both historical and cross-national comparisons.

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Dieter Nohlen is a Professor, and Bernard Thibaut and Michael Krennerich are Research Associates, all at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Heidelberg.

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