Money Politics in Election Campaigns: The Power of “Money Politics” and “Ethnicity” in Voting Decisions in Tanzania

Mpawenimana, Abdallah Saidi and Mwidima, Peter Charles and Robert Renatus, Bujiku (2021) Money Politics in Election Campaigns: The Power of “Money Politics” and “Ethnicity” in Voting Decisions in Tanzania. Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal, 13 (2). pp. 84-95. ISSN 1947-5667

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Abstract

This study sought to examine the influence of “money politics” and “ethnicity” in the voting decisions amongst voters in Tanzania. It was carried out immediately after the 2015 general election in the country. It is a qualitative research which used six Focus Group Discussions to collect data from the districts of Ilemela and Nyamagana in Mwanza Tanzania. Each group comprised of 12 participants who were purposefully selected. A thematic analysis was used to analyse and manage the data whereby all necessary cleanings, transcription, coding, organizing, and theming were observed in the process. The findings reveal that ethnicity has a slight influence (54%) in the voting decisions amongst voters in Tanzania compared to money politics (46%). The findings further reveal that women voters in Tanzania are more influenced (63%) by money politics than men (37%). Likewise, men voters are more influenced (57%) by ethnicity in their voting decisions and preferences than women. Thus, the study recommends actionable implementation of the National election Act of 2010 subsection 102, so as to combat corrupting behavior in Tanzanian elections.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Examining, money politics, ethnicity, election campaigns, voting decisions, Tanzania, UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Sanawi
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2021 02:47
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2021 02:47
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/35477

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