Author: American Friends Service Committee
Publication Date: July 2018
Summary: What are the major causes of electoral violence? What have proven to be the most effective means of preventing such violence? With several recent notable cases of violent elections, understanding the dynamics around electoral violence has become increasingly important in improving the quality of democracy around the world. This report presents findings from research on the causes of electoral violence and the best practices among practitioners for its prevention. The report consists of a literature review of the existing academic, policy, and practitioner literature as well as an analysis of interviews with practitioners in four countries: Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Sri Lanka.
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