African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 403


The ‘Significance of Elections’ in Africa: 2015 elections and democratic consolidation in Nigeria

Abiodun Fatai
  • Abiodun Fatai
  • Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Lagos State University, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 28 August 2018
  •  Accepted: 15 October 2018
  •  Published: 31 December 2018


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