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Deadly elections: post-election violence in Nigeria
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Statsvetenskapliga institutionen. The Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden.
Antal upphovsmän: 12018 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Modern African Studies, ISSN 0022-278X, E-ISSN 1469-7777, Vol. 56, nr 1, s. 143-167Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
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Two decades after the third wave of democratization', extensive violence continues to follow elections in sub-Saharan Africa. Whereas national processes connected to pre-election violence have received increased scholarly attention, little is known of local dynamics of violence after elections. This article examines the 2011 Nigerian post-election violence with regard to the ways in which national electoral processes interweave with local social and political disputes. The most affected state, Kaduna State, has a history of violent local relations connected to which group should control politics and the state. It is argued that electoral polarisation aggravated national ethno-religious divisions that corresponded to the dividing line of the conflict in Kaduna. A rapid escalation of violence was facilitated by local social networks nurtured by ethno-religious grievances.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
2018. Vol. 56, nr 1, s. 143-167
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-155983DOI: 10.1017/S0022278X17000490ISI: 000427027500008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-155983DiVA, id: diva2:1205541
Tillgänglig från: 2018-05-14 Skapad: 2018-05-14 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-02-26Bibliografiskt granskad

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