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Electoral violence: An introduction
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7167-609X
2020 (English)In: Journal of Peace Research, ISSN 0022-3433, E-ISSN 1460-3578, Vol. 57, no 1, p. 3-14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Elections are held in nearly all countries in the contemporary world. Yet despite their aim of allowing for peacefultransfers of power, elections held outside of consolidated democracies are often accompanied by substantial violence.This special issue introduction article establishes electoral violence as a subtype of political violence with distinctanalytical and empirical dynamics. We highlight how electoral violence is distinct from other types of organizedviolence, but also how it is qualitatively different from nonviolent electoral manipulation. The article then surveyswhat we have learned about the causes and consequences of electoral violence, identifies important research gaps inthe literature, and proceeds to discuss the articles included in the special issue. The contributions advance research infour domains: the micro-level targeting and consequences of electoral violence, the institutional foundations ofelectoral violence, the conditions leading to high-stakes elections, and electoral violence in the context of other formsof organized violence. The individual articles are methodologically and geographically diverse, encompassing ethnography,survey vignette and list experiments and survey data, quantitative analyses of subnational and crossnationalevent data, and spanning Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

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2020. Vol. 57, no 1, p. 3-14
Keywords [en]
conflict, democracy, elections, violence
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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Peace and Conflict Research
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-403107DOI: 10.1177/0022343319889657OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-403107DiVA, id: diva2:1388181
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Riksbankens JubileumsfondAvailable from: 2020-01-23 Created: 2020-01-23 Last updated: 2020-01-31Bibliographically approved

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