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EMB Performance and Perceptions of Electoral Integrity in Africa

Nicholas N. Kerr

in Advancing Electoral Integrity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199368709
eISBN:
9780199368730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368709.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter analyzes the factors that influence citizens' perceptions of electoral integrity in terms of the performance of EMBs, the characteristics of the election environment, and citizens' ... More


Advancing Electoral Integrity

Pippa Norris, Richard W. Frank, and Ferran Martinez i Coma (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199368709
eISBN:
9780199368730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368709.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Many elections fail. The most overt malpractices used by rulers include imprisoning dissidents, harassing adversaries, coercing voters, vote-rigging counts, and finally, if losing, blatantly ... More


Elections and electoral integrity

Guadalupe Martínez-Fuentes

in Political Change in the Middle East and North Africa: After the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474415286
eISBN:
9781474438551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415286.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter presents a comparative contextual analysis of parliamentary and presidential elections held in the MENA countries between 2011 and 2015, in order to clarify the relation between ... More


Investing in Electoral Management

Alistair Clark

in Advancing Electoral Integrity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199368709
eISBN:
9780199368730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368709.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter examines the common assumption that election quality suffers from lack of funding. This idea is widespread but is seldom tested and the relationship between electoral spending and ... More


Defining Electoral Integrity and Electoral Malpractice

Birch Sarah

in Electoral Malpractice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199606160
eISBN:
9780191731693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606160.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The concept of ‘free and fair’ elections is one we are all familiar with, but analysis of the comparative and theoretical literature on electoral processes reveals that there is a lack of consensus ... More


Compulsory voting, electoral integrity and democratic legitimacy

Sarah Birch

in Full Participation: A Comparative Study of Compulsory Voting

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077623
eISBN:
9781781701874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077623.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the influence of compulsory voting on electoral integrity and the overall legitimacy of the political system. Reducing electoral abuse and improving electoral integrity were ... More


Measuring Electoral Integrity

Pippa Norris

in Why American Elections Are Flawed (and How to Fix Them)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501713408
eISBN:
9781501712753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713408.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter outlines the core concept and measure of electoral integrity, the key yardstick used by the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP) to evaluate free and fair elections. EIP defines the idea of ... More


Shaping the Electoral Arena

Andreas Schedler

in The Politics of Uncertainty: Sustaining and Subverting Electoral Authoritarianism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680320
eISBN:
9780191760242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680320.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Electoral authoritarian regimes transgress democratic norms in severe and systematic ways. Grounded in democratic theory, the chapter first delineates the minimum norms of democratic elections. It ... More


Methods and Evidence

Pippa Norris, Jørgen Elklit, and Andrew Reynolds

in Advancing Electoral Integrity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199368709
eISBN:
9780199368730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368709.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter seek to clarify the underlying concepts of electoral integrity and malpractice, and to consider what systematic, valid, and reliable evidence is available to allow scholars and ... More


Comparing Electoral Integrity within and across States

Pippa Norris

in Why American Elections Are Flawed (and How to Fix Them)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501713408
eISBN:
9781501712753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713408.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter compares cross-national and state-level evidence from expert and mass surveys to diagnose problems in American elections. When evaluating the integrity of elections, experts rated ... More


Introduction: Challenges of Electoral Integrity

Pippa Norris

in Advancing Electoral Integrity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199368709
eISBN:
9780199368730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368709.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This book looks at three related themes. Firstly, it considers what normative standards and empirical evidence help to determine when elections fail. Next, it examines what strengthens effective, ... More


Why American Elections Are Flawed (and How to Fix Them)

Pippa Norris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501713408
eISBN:
9781501712753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713408.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The flaws in the American electoral process have become increasingly apparent in recent years. The contemporary tipping point in public awareness occurred during the 2000 election count, and concern ... More


Diagnosing Electoral Integrity

Michael Latner

in Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190934163
eISBN:
9780190934200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934163.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Chapter 4 considers the sources of systematic evidence that are available to diagnose problems of American elections. Many claims and counterclaims about alleged malpractice are often heard in ... More


How legitimate are Russia’s parliamentary elections?

Derek S. Hutcheson

in Parliamentary Elections in Russia: A Quarter-Century of Multiparty Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266281
eISBN:
9780191869211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266281.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

How legitimate is the electoral process in post-Soviet Russia, and to what extent do reported electoral statistics reflect the actual will of the voters? It is not contended that we should regard all ... More


Decentralized Administration

Craig Arceneaux

in Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190934163
eISBN:
9780190934200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934163.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Chapter 9 explores the diversity of electoral practices, laws, and regulations across 50 U.S. states and thousands of localities. The chapter starts by laying out guidelines for assessing how ... More


Challenges in American Elections

Pippa Norris, Sarah Cameron, and Thomas Wynter

in Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190934163
eISBN:
9780190934200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934163.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Electoral integrity faces many challenges in America. To understand these issues, the first part of this chapter starts by identifying the major concerns arising during and after the 2016 U.S. ... More


America in Comparative Perspective

Chad Vickery and Heather Szilagyi

in Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190934163
eISBN:
9780190934200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934163.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Chapter 10 highlights a confluence of factors in the United States that produce a high percentage of wasted votes and a system of governance that largely fails to reflect the will of the majority of ... More


Lessons for the Reform Agenda

Pippa Norris, Thomas Wynter, and Sarah Cameron

in Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190934163
eISBN:
9780190934200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934163.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Chapter 11 draws together the major conclusions from each of the chapters and considers their implications for the policy reform agenda. The consequences of electoral malpractice can be grave. ... More


Constitutions and Election Management

Svitlana Chernykh, Zachary Elkins, James Melton, and Tom Ginsburg

in Advancing Electoral Integrity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199368709
eISBN:
9780199368730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368709.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter examines the constitutional requirements for electoral management bodies. One of the challenges of democratic governance is the enforcement of electoral results. Perversely, governing ... More


Full Participation: A Comparative Study of Compulsory Voting

Sarah Birch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077623
eISBN:
9781781701874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077623.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is a book-length study of compulsory voting. About a quarter of all democracies in the contemporary world legally oblige their citizens to vote, making this an important aspect of electoral ... More


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