Electoral violence and the legacy of authoritarian rule in Kenya and Zambia

  title={Electoral violence and the legacy of authoritarian rule in Kenya and Zambia},
  author={Johan Brosch{\'e} and Hanne Fjelde and Kristine H{\"o}glund},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={111 - 125}
Why do the first multiparty elections after authoritarian rule turn violent in some countries but not in others? This article places legacies from the authoritarian past at the core of an explanation of when democratic openings become associated with electoral violence in multi-ethnic states, and complement existing research focused on the immediate conditions surrounding the elections. We argue that authoritarian rule characterized by more exclusionary multi-ethnic coalitions creates legacies… Expand
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