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Contemporary Nigerian politics : competition in a time of transition and terror

Author: A Carl LeVan
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 2015, Nigeria's voters cast out the ruling People's Democratic Party. Here, Carl LeVan traces the political vulnerability of Africa's largest party in the face of elite bargains that facilitated a democratic transition in 1999. These "pacts" enabled electoral competition but ultimately undermined the party's coherence. LeVan also crucially examines the four critical barriers to Nigeria's democratic consolidation:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Carl LeVan
ISBN: 9781108459747 1108459749 9781108472494 1108472494
OCLC Number: 1050455902
Description: xiv, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The end of a new beginning: Nigeria's transition, 1999-2015 --
The rational counterterrorist? Economic policy and insurgent insecurity in Nigeria's 2015 presidential campaign --
Voting against violence? Economic uncertainty and physical insecurity in 2015 --
Electoral integrity, ethnic affinity and religious revival in Nigeria's party turnover --
Subnational subversion and institutional stress --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: A. Carl LeVan.

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How do Africa's voters decide who to vote for, and what do political parties campaign on? A. Carl LeVan contributes to our understanding of democratization, elections, and transitions by  Read more...

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