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International Journal of Political Science and Development

Vol. 5(7), pp. 219229, November, 2017. 

DOI: 10.14662/IJPSD2017.041

ISSN: 2360-784X

 

Research Paper

 

Electoral Violence and Institutional Failure in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, 1999-2015

 

Roger T. Akpan

 

Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

 

Accepted 27 November 2017

Abstract

 

There have been complex and divergent electoral violence in Nigeria following the political space created by democracy since 1999. A critical investigation of these violence has been important to understand the dynamics and patterns of the unfolding violence and its implications for institutional failure. This paper explored the patterns of these electoral violence with some case scenarios from the Niger Delta region between the period 1999 to 2015. It deployed the institutional theory framework and content analysis methodology. The aim is to review and analyze how and why election has increasingly assumed violent dimensions despite nascent democracy. The study concluded that much of the violence is attributable to the failure of institutional mechanisms and similar apparatus to provide a functional polity where compliance to electoral rules could redress violence. Alternative policy options to strengthen institutional capacity were made.

 

Keywords; Election, Violence, Democracy, Governance, Niger Delta


 

Cite This Article As: Akpan RT (2017). Electoral Violence and Institutional Failure in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, 1999-2015. Int. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 5(7) 219-229


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