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Title:Elections in Africa
Editor:Kwatemba, Shilaho WestenISNI
Periodical:Politeia: Journal for Political Science and Public Administration (ISSN 0256-8845)
Geographic terms:Botswana
South Africa
Abstract:This special issue of Politeia concentrates on elections in Africa, notably Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, in the last few years. A tendency emerged that moved the critical period in elections from the campaign period and polling day to the period after polling day, when the results are announced. Elections today often create crises that require conflict resolution negotiations. Shilaho Westen Kwatemba discusses Kenya's coalition government and the prospects for the 2012 general election. J. Shola Omotola deals with the 2008 elections in Ghana and the consolidation of democracy in the country. David Sebudubudu and Mokganedi Zara Botlhomilwe analyse the management of elections in Botswana, arguing that the country is an election success story in Africa and beyond. Cornel W. du Toit provides an overview of elections and the ethics of powersharing in Africa. Finally, Zaid Kimmie, Jan M. Greben and Susan Booysen examine the effects in registration and turnout on the results of the 2009 elections in South Africa. The issue also includes a viewpoint paper by Gerhard Tötemeyer on the state of elections in Namibia. [ASC Leiden abstract]