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Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook

Dieter Nohlen, Bernard Thibaut, and Michael Krennerich


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 ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198296454
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198296452.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dieter Nohlen, editor
University of Heidelberg

Bernard Thibaut, editor
University of Heidelberg

Michael Krennerich, editor
University of Heidelberg
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