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Author Onwudiwe, Ebere, 1952-

Title Breaking the cycle of electoral violence in Nigeria / Ebere Onwudiwe and Chloe Berwind-Dart
Published Washington, DC : U.S. Institute of Peace, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (15 pages)
Series Special report ; 263
Special report (United States Institute of Peace) ; 263
Contents Introduction -- Electoral violence in Nigeria -- Formation of the 2007 Electoral Reform Committee -- Patterns of electoral violence -- Key drivers of conflict in the 2011 elections -- Violence prevention -- Recommendations
Summary With Nigeria's 2011 election cycle well within view, the country's political elites remain locked in a tense succession negotiation after the midterm death of President Umaru Yar'Adua. In this already-troubled election season, Nigeria's history of electoral violence raises significant additional concerns about the possibility of hostilities. This report offers a brief overview of electoral violence in Nigeria, examines Nigeria's prospects for a nonviolent political transition in 2011, and concludes with recommendations for a safer, more secure polling season
Notes "December 2010."
Title from title screen (viewed on January 10, 2011)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 14-15)
Subject Elections -- Nigeria
Violence -- Nigeria -- Prevention
Politics and government
Violence -- Prevention.
Nigeria -- Politics and government -- 2007-
Form Electronic book
Author Berwind-Dart, Chloe
United States Institute of Peace