A Conflict Cycle Perspective on Electoral Violence

8 04 2010

http://www.ifes.org/features.html?title=A%20Conflict%20Cycle%20Perspective%20on%20Electoral%20Violence
Source: International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

While the development community often looks to elections to stabilize and legitimize government, elections often bring social tensions to a head and may trigger violence. Election-related violence is a unique form of conflict and requires specifically designed responses for effective prevention, mitigation and resolution.

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