2019 General Election: What Lessons for Nigeria: Call for Papers

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Call for Papers
May 30, 2019
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Human Rights, Humanities, Nationalism History / Studies, Military History


Call for Paper



The 2019 General Election in Nigeria came with too many expectations especially to correct the ills of previous elections. Although the election has come and gone, it left on its wake much mixed feelings over the much-anticipated improvement by the Electoral umpire, the 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.

This book seeks to address the following:

  1. State Security and Electioneering
  2. INEC and Electoral Neutrality
  3. The Media and Elections
  4. Political Parties and Elections in Nigeria
  5. Card Readers, Electoral Act and the future of Elections in Nigeria
  6. The Philosophy and Belief in the Electoral System
  7. Ethnicity, True Federalism and Elections
  8. Women and the Electoral Process in Nigeria
  9. Vote Buying, Thuggery and Elections in Nigeria
  10. Voter-apathy and Voting Behaviours in Nigeria
  11. The Role of Religion and Religious Groups in Election in Nigeria.

Interested scholars should submit an abstract of not more than 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 pictorials are acceptable. You do not need to be an academic to join in.


Coordinator: Egodi Uchendu, African Humanities Research & Development Circle (AHRDC),

                     University of Nigeria, Nsukka.


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