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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


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


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


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


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


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


Electoral Integrity and Democratic Legitimacy in Africa

Robert Mattes

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/9780199368709.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter examines whether elections change citizen's attitudes and behaviors toward democracy, and whether what matters in this process is repeated experience of elections over time, or whether ... More


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