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Title:A religious-ethical evaluation of electoral malpractices in Nigeria
Author:Familusi, O.O.
Year:2010
Periodical:Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies (ISSN 0030-5596)
Volume:42
Issue:1
Pages:89-112
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:elections
fraud
ethics
religion
Abstract:Nigeria's democracy has been continuously threatened by electoral malpractices, including falsification of figures, ballot box snatching, vote buying, intimidation of opponents and political violence. The first and second republics were truncated largely due to fraudulent electoral processes and their effects. This issue has been addressed by scholars mainly from a political perspective. However, the present article argues that a religious-ethical dimension is needed. It examines Islamic ethics as well as Christian ethics in connection with elections and gives recommendations on how to achieve credible elections by applying religious moral values. Notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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