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Advancing Electoral Integrity$
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Pippa Norris, Richard W. Frank, and Ferran Martinez i Coma

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199368709

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368709.001.0001

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Electoral Integrity and Democratic Legitimacy in Africa

Electoral Integrity and Democratic Legitimacy in Africa

(p.211) 11 Electoral Integrity and Democratic Legitimacy in Africa
Advancing Electoral Integrity

Robert Mattes

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines whether elections change citizen's attitudes and behaviors toward democracy, and whether what matters in this process is repeated experience of elections over time, or whether the integrity of contests also matters. The chapter concludes that elections do matter by shaping how Africans see democracy working and that the quality of the contests shapes these attitudes, not just repeated experience of elections.

Keywords:   democracy, Africa, elections, electoral integrity

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