Explaining and Mitigating Electoral Violence

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Explaining and Mitigating Electoral Violence

Sarah Birch

Department of Politics

School of Social and Political Sciences

University of Glasgow

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Project researchers

Sarah Birch, Politics

Paul Cockshott, Computing Science

Iadh

O

unis, Computing science

Craig

M

acdonald, Computing Science

A PhD student

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Aims of the project

To

develop conceptual, practical and methodological tools

to:

Understand electoral violence

Assess strategies for deterring electoral violence

Assess strategies for preventing/minimising electoral violence

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Electoral violence and social media

This project does not study social media

This project will use social media as data to study electoral violence

Specifically, the project will use tweets about electoral violence to identify incidents of electoral violence in selected elections around the world

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Using social media to approximate events

A

dictionary of terms will be developed

Pilot coding of tweets will be conducted manually and compared with independent data on electoral violence for pilot cases

Machine-learning techniques will be developed to analyse tweets and interpolate from these a list of incidents of electoral violence + salient characteristics of each incident


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