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Electoral System Reform Attempts in Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa, Lesotho, Kenya, and Zimbabwe

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Electoral System Reform Attempts in Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa, Lesotho, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. / Elklit, Jørgen.

2014. Paper præsenteret ved Pre-IPSA workshop: Citizens, Parties, and Electoral Contexts, Montreal, Canada.

Publikation: KonferencebidragPaperForskning

Harvard

Elklit, J 2014, 'Electoral System Reform Attempts in Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa, Lesotho, Kenya, and Zimbabwe', Paper fremlagt ved Pre-IPSA workshop: Citizens, Parties, and Electoral Contexts, Montreal, Canada, 18/07/2014 - 18/07/2014.

APA

Elklit, J. (2014). Electoral System Reform Attempts in Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa, Lesotho, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. Paper præsenteret ved Pre-IPSA workshop: Citizens, Parties, and Electoral Contexts, Montreal, Canada.

CBE

Elklit J. 2014. Electoral System Reform Attempts in Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa, Lesotho, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. Paper præsenteret ved Pre-IPSA workshop: Citizens, Parties, and Electoral Contexts, Montreal, Canada.

MLA

Elklit, Jørgen Electoral System Reform Attempts in Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa, Lesotho, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. Pre-IPSA workshop: Citizens, Parties, and Electoral Contexts, 18 jul. 2014, Montreal, Canada, Paper, 2014. 28 s.

Vancouver

Elklit J. Electoral System Reform Attempts in Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa, Lesotho, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. 2014. Paper præsenteret ved Pre-IPSA workshop: Citizens, Parties, and Electoral Contexts, Montreal, Canada.

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Elklit, Jørgen. / Electoral System Reform Attempts in Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa, Lesotho, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. Paper præsenteret ved Pre-IPSA workshop: Citizens, Parties, and Electoral Contexts, Montreal, Canada.28 s.

Bibtex

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