Project

Electoral Violence: A Case of Bangladesh Local Government Elections

Duration
01 October 2017 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth
    • Other economics and business
    • Social work
    • Other sociology and anthropology
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
Keywords
Election Violence Electoral Policy Patronage Patrimonialism Bangladesh
 
Project description

Elections in development countries are frequently violent and that affects the democratization and development process and deserving candidates are afraid of participating in the elections. This current study wants to contribute to the electoral violence scholarship by exploring how policy change, candidate selection, and patrimonial (patronage) system cause the violence in the local government election in Bangladesh.