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2011 A vote of confidence: results from the IEC election satisfaction survey 2011

The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) commissioned the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in late 2010 to conduct t...

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2011 A vote of confidence: election management and public perceptions of electoral processes in South Africa

The aim of this article is to examine the performance of the Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa. The analysis not only confines itse...

2010 Youth (in)security: lessons from Kenya

Kenya's post-election crisis manifested itself in one of the worst political turmoils experienced in the country since independence, opening...