The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa – Talk Announcement

The impact of elections in Africa project featuring Professors Nic Cheeseman, Gabrielle Lynch and Justin Willis will launch its findings on Ghana, Kenya and Uganda...

Zimbabwe 2018: ‘new dispensation, new possibilities’?

Joe Devanny looks ahead at likely political events in Zimbabwe in 2018. The new year has seen a continuation of President Mnangagwa’s international charm offensive,...

Zimbabwe commits to “open and early” elections

DiA’s Nic Cheeseman analyses President Mnangagwa’s statement that Zimbabwe should prepare for elections in “four to five months” and asks if they can be...
By-elections in Kenya

Are elections bad for you?

DiA's Nic Cheeseman discusses the broader impact of political competition - uncertainty, stress, and worse - and asks whether elections are bad for you. As the Kenyan...

Identity, politics, and reconciliation in Zanzibar

Sigrun Marie Moss and Kjetil Tronvoll explore the rise and fall of reconciliatory politics in Zanzibar. They ask how and why intergroup relations underwent...

How did the ICC trial of Laurent Gbagbo impact the elections...

Drawing on her recent research in the country, Sophie T. Rosenberg argues that the ICC may shape the political landscape for a long time...

Old habits die hard: Elite behavior and the 2016 presidential elections...

Sebastian Elischer takes a closer look at the recent elections in Niger. He shows that the current division between the opposition and the government...

Democracy and its (dis)contents

On 5 October 2015, a public discussion was held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) to debate the recent book by...

NEW: How to Rig an Election … now available for pre-order

The much anticipated new book by DiA's Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas, How to Rig an Election, is now available for pre-order. Described as...

Democracy in Conversation

In a wide ranging interview, Régis Marzin quizzes Nic Cheeseman about democracy in Africa, colonial legacies, and the prospects for democratization. The interview is available in both French...