Essays about: "electoral violence"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 essays containing the words electoral violence.

  1. 1. Counting votes or counting bodies? : A qualitative study on the effect Regime Type has on the nature of Pre-election Violence in autocratic states

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Tilda Janbrink; [2021]
    Keywords : Military regime; elections; electoral violence; pre-election violence; autocracy; state repression; Pakistan; Uzbekistan;

    Abstract : In a quantitative study in 2007, Davenport found that autocratic military regimes statistically face a higher risk of electoral violence than authoritarian party-backed regimes. This thesis has attempted to link Davenports findings with theories on military belligerence presented by Lai and Slater (2006) as well as Geddes et al. READ MORE

  2. 2. Are the Interests of Women Included in Times of Crisis? : A comparative study of the substantive representation of women during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Southern African Region

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Janna Cederquist; [2021]
    Keywords : Representation; substantive representation; descriptive representation; democracy; electoral autocracy; Southern Africa; gender; female political representation; COVID-19; pandemic;

    Abstract : This study set out to answer how and to what extent the gendered effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are addressed in parliamentary debates in the Southern African regional context. As both the proportion of women in parliament and the level of democracy have been established by previous research as important conditions for women to be able to act for women as a group, four countries with varying combinations of these factors are examined. READ MORE

  3. 3. Close to Home: The Effect of Proximity to Violent Protests on Hong Kong's 2019 Electoral Outcomes

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för nationalekonomi

    Author : Matilda Fors; Andrea Schmidt; [2020]
    Keywords : democracy; election; Hong Kong 2019 pro-democracy protests; proximity; violent protests;

    Abstract : This paper aims to investigate the effect of violent pro-democracy protests on electoral support for pro-democracy candidates in the case of Hong Kong's 2019 District Council election. More specifically, we estimate the size of an effect resting on three theoretically and contextually informed microfoundations: violence in protests, geographical proximity of protests to voters' homes, and temporal proximity of protests to election day. READ MORE

  4. 4. Women's Role in Preventing Electoral Violence - A Study on the Impact of Women’s Situation Room on Electoral Violence in Nigeria

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Alma Molin Aziegbe; [2020]
    Keywords : Electoral violence; Nigeria; Women; Peace and Security; Gender-based violence; Women’s Situation Room; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : This thesis studies the Women’s Situation Room Nigeria, a women-led project aimed to prevent electoral violence and increase women’s participation in elections. The aim of this study is to see what kind of impact this project has had on electoral violence in Nigeria. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Rural-Urban Divide Between Zimbabwean Voters

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi

    Author : Andrea Chakwizira; [2019]
    Keywords : voting behaviour; Zimbabwe; electoral malpractice; rural-urban divide; contextual factors; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Sub-Saharan African voters have long been regarded to be predominantly influenced by ethnicity when casting their ballots. New research in the field of African voting behaviour has established, to the contrary, that rural and urban contexts play a pivotal role in influencing voters. This research investigates the case of Zimbabwe. READ MORE