What Causes Some Elections to Go Violent?

The Atlantic
Susanne Mueller, College of Arts & Sciences, African Studies Center

In the winter of 2007, machete-wielding mobs marauded around the Kenya, hacking rival tribes to death and burning women and children alive…

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“All institutional organs outside the presidency were seen as compromised and unable to resolve things. Civil servants and various arms of government understood how their bread was buttered and tended to defer to the president.”

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