Ensuring Violence-Free December 2004 Elections In Ghana: Early Warning Facilities : E. Gyimah-Boadi
01 June, 2004
The assertion in the EU Election Observation Missions Handbook that ?democracy is not just about elections, but genuine elections are necessary for democracy? is conventional wisdom by now. Indeed, scarcely anyone would seriously doubt that even successful elections are not a sufficient condition for democracy. But it is also well known that elections are not always successful ? even in some older democracies. And in some cases, it could even be argued that bad elections are worse than no elections at all.