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dc.contributor.authorGromping, Max
dc.contributor.authorMartinez Coma, Ferran
dc.description.abstractThe quality of a country’s elections has become increasingly important for government legitimacy and domestic and international support. This report provides new, comprehensive analyses of recent elections in African countries. It covers 49 different indicators of electoral integrity in national executive and legislative elections of 28 countries from July 2012 to December 2014. This report has eight main findings: 1) The degree of threats to electoral integrity is more severe in Africa when compared to the rest of the world. 2) The types of problems in Africa are similar to those found in the rest of the world. Put simply, there is no African electoral exceptionalism. 3) The report highlights the fact that elections can fail long before election day, so attention should be paid to the electoral dynamics and institutional quality over the entire election cycle not just election day. 4) State resources for elections are important, but not determinant. 5) Difficulties in regulating campaign finance extend across the continent. 6) The vote count is consistently the highest rated part of the election cycle. 7) Countries with good overall electoral integrity may still perform poorly in certain dimensions of the electoral cycle, on the other hand, low overall performers may excel in certain dimensions. 8) Two country case studies of Malawi and Mozambique highlight that countries with similar levels of economic development can have vastly different outcomes of electoral integrity.en_US
dc.publisherElectoral Integrity Project / Hanns Seidel Foundationen_US
dc.publisher.placeAugsburg, Germanyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.titleElectoral Integrity in Africaen_US
dc.type.descriptionU1_3 - Not for profiten_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMartinez i Coma, F; Gromping, M, Electoral Integrity in Africa, 2015en_US
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gro.griffith.authorMartinez Coma, Fernando

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