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What Is to Be Done?

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/9781501713408.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The evidence points to a range of enduring problems in American elections. However, most attempts to strengthen US elections involve piecemeal reforms, often worthwhile but technical in nature. What ... More


Conclusions and Recommendations

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/9781501713408.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter summarizes the core argument and the reforms recommended to advance free and fair elections at home and abroad. Considerable evidence suggests that problems in the American electoral ... 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


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

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/9781501713408.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the pervasive problems in the American electoral process. It then describes the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP). Established in 2012, the ... More


Challenges of Electoral Integrity during the 2016 US Elections

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/9781501713408.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes several major challenges observed during the 2016 US elections. Five issues pose growing risks to electoral legitimacy in the 2016 race: partisan polarization over electoral ... More


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