The Gambia provides a lesson in how authoritarians can hold votes yet rob their people of the power that the ballot box is supposed to give them.
About the Author
Abdoulaye Saine teaches African studies and international political economy at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has published widely on the military, human rights, and democratization in the Gambia and Africa. He gratefully acknowledges funding for this research from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Hampton Fund, and the Office for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching (OAST) of Miami University.