2019 GENERAL ELECTION: WHAT LESSONS FOR NIGERIA?

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
April 30, 2019 to October 30, 2019
Location: 
Nigeria
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Contemporary History, Government and Public Service, Intellectual History, Political Science

The 2019 General Election in Nigeria came with too many expectations especially to correct the ills of previous elections. Although the election has gone, it left on its wake many mixed feelings over the much-anticipated improvement by Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Nigerian electorates are currently at the crossroads: for how long will the anticipation for a free and fair election remain a mirage in Nigeria's electoral history? Researchers, scholars and others are invited to contribute chapters to this book project on any topic that either looks back at the 2019 election or addresses Nigeria's democratic dilemma. Policy positions for future elections are welcomed. Issues to address include:

  • State Security and Electioneering
  • INEC and Electoral Neutrality
  • The Media and Elections
  • Political Parties and Elections in Nigeria
  • The Philosophy and Belief in the Electoral System
  • Ethnicity, True Federalism and Elections
  • Women and the Electoral Process in Nigeria
  • Vote Buying, Thuggery and Elections in Nigeria
  • Voter-apathy and Voting Behaviours in Nigeria
  • The Role of Religion and Religious Groups in Elections.

Interested persons should submit an abstract of 300 words to ahrdc.unn@gmail.com

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 May 2019.

Deadline for full papers of not less than 5000 words, excluding footnotes: 30 October 2019.

Poems and pictorias are acceptable.

 

Contact Info: 

Egodi Uchendu

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

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