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Nigeria’s 2015 General Elections

Continuity and Change in Electoral Democracy

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ladi Hamalai, Samuel Egwu, J. Shola Omotola
    Pages 1-12
  3. Ladi Hamalai, Samuel Egwu, J. Shola Omotola
    Pages 13-43
  4. Ladi Hamalai, Samuel Egwu, J. Shola Omotola
    Pages 45-72
  5. Ladi Hamalai, Samuel Egwu, J. Shola Omotola
    Pages 73-102
  6. Ladi Hamalai, Samuel Egwu, J. Shola Omotola
    Pages 103-123
  7. Ladi Hamalai, Samuel Egwu, J. Shola Omotola
    Pages 125-137
  8. Ladi Hamalai, Samuel Egwu, J. Shola Omotola
    Pages 139-163
  9. Ladi Hamalai, Samuel Egwu, J. Shola Omotola
    Pages 165-182
  10. Ladi Hamalai, Samuel Egwu, J. Shola Omotola
    Pages 183-201
  11. Ladi Hamalai, Samuel Egwu, J. Shola Omotola
    Pages 203-229
  12. Ladi Hamalai, Samuel Egwu, J. Shola Omotola
    Pages 231-249
  13. Ladi Hamalai, Samuel Egwu, J. Shola Omotola
    Pages 251-272
  14. Ladi Hamalai, Samuel Egwu, J. Shola Omotola
    Pages 273-301
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 303-312

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the significance of the 2015 elections in consolidating Nigeria’s democracy, in the context of the difficulty of routinizing democracy since the attainment of nationhood in 1960 and the return to civil rule in May 1999, in particular. It offers a complete analysis of Nigeria’s electoral process, outlining how the dynamics of limited changes in the constitutional, institutional, attitudinal and behavioural frameworks that underpin electoral competition played out in the elections. The authors further examine the conduct and outcome of the 2015 elections against the background of the pattern of electoralism that had been established since the return to democracy in 1999. In doing so, they draw attention to the dialectics of continuity and change that have been thrown up by the elections and how the lessons learned can be used to build a more enduring democratic system. The book will be of interest to students and academics of political science, development studies, democratisation and election studies, and African government and politics.

Keywords

1999 civil rule in Nigeria Nigeria’s electoral process electoralism in Nigeria structural issues in Nigerian politics religion and politics in Nigeria Nigerian party systems The People's Democratic Party (PDP) trends in voter behaviour in Nigeria Nigerian elections 1999-2015 democratic governance in Nigeria political accountability in Nigeria Nigerian electoral reform Nigerian National Assembly (NASS) elections All Progressive Congress (APC) party Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU)

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute for Legislative StudiesAbujaNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of JosJos, Plateau StateNigeria
  3. 3.Research and Training DepartmentNational Institute for Legislative StudiesAbujaNigeria

About the authors

Ladi Hamalai is Director-General of the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS), Nigeria. An Associate Professor, she holds a Doctorate Degree in Development Studies from the University of Sussex, UK. She lectured in the University of Maiduguri and Nigerian Defence Academy from 1982 to 2003.

Samuel Egwu is Professor of Political Science at the University of Jos, Nigeria. He previously worked as the Governance Adviser to the United Nations Development Programme in Nigeria. He has published extensively on governance in Nigeria. He was a member of the 2014 National Conference as a Kogi State delegate to chart a new political course for the country.

J. Shola Omotola is Professor of Political Science and Head of the Political Science Department, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. He has a PhD in Comparative African Politics and Governance from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His primary research interests are in comparative African governance institutions, democratization and election studies, and legislative studies.

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