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Title:The Role of Information and Communication Technology in Preventing Election-Related Violence in Kenya, 2013
Authors:Trujillo, Horacio R.
Elam, David
Shapiro, Gabriel
Clayton, Malcolm
Year:2014
Periodical:Perspectives on Global Development and Technology (ISSN 1569-1500)
Volume:13
Issue:1-2
Pages:111-128
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:elections
political violence
voting
information technology
conflict prevention
External link:https://doi.org/10.1163/15691497-12341292
Abstract:Leading up to the Kenyan presidential elections of 2013, observers around the world were preoccupied by the potential for mass violence similar to that which erupted following the 2007 presidential election. Yet, the 2013 elections were largely unmarred by violence. A notable characteristic of the Kenyan 2013 elections was the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) in various public and private efforts to address the threat of violence related to the elections. In our exploration of how ICT contributed to the mitigation of election-related violence in the 2013 Kenyan elections, we find useful the models of violence as contagion and collective efficacy as essential for violence prevention.
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