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Electoral Malpractice

Sarah Birch

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199606160
eISBN:
9780191731693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606160.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Elections ought in theory to go a long way towards making democracy ‘work’, but in many contexts, they fail to embody democratic ideals because they are affected by electoral manipulation and ... More


Typologies and Measurements of 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/9780199606160.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter develops the general typology of electoral malpractice sketched in Chapter 1, and then considers a range of research strategies and data sources that can profitably be used to analyse ... More


The Strategic Manipulation of Elections

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/9780199606160.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The principal argument developed over the course of the chapter is that factors that affect the legitimacy costs of electoral malpractice are central in determining whether leaders will, in any given ... More


Prospects for Reform

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/9780199606160.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The variety of strategies available, and the extent to which each of them is likely to be successful, is the topic of this chapter. The chapter starts with a conceptual overview of the different ways ... More


The Manipulation of Electoral Administration

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/9780199606160.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers the classic forms of electoral malpractice, namely manipulation of the way an electoral process is conducted. The chapter starts in the first section with a review of the ... More


Introduction

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/9780199606160.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The introductory chapter sets out the main aims of the book and demonstrates why electoral malpractice is an important topic for research by surveying its effects. The chapter also provides an ... 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


The Manipulation of Electoral Institutions

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/9780199606160.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter shows that the manipulation of electoral institutions is a powerful means of retaining political power while permitting electoral competition. It also demonstrates that the manipulation ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199606160.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter reviews the findings of the study, draws out their implications for policymakers, and suggests directions for future research. It argues that election reform and assistance ... More


Electoral Management in Britain

Toby S. James

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/9780199368709.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter examines electoral administration in the British case. Existing approaches to the study of electoral malpractice have focused primarily on how the strategic office-seeking behavior of ... More


Domestic Monitors

Max Grömping

in Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability and Integrity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190677800
eISBN:
9780190677831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190677800.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter analyzes the roles of domestic election observers who are monitoring contests in countries around the world where elections have been commonly undermined by malpractices such as ... 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


Electoral Transparency, Accountability, and Integrity

Pippa Norris

in Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability and Integrity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190677800
eISBN:
9780190677831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190677800.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This concluding chapter looks at the links connecting transparency, accountability, and compliance. In particular, it considers an ideal model of electoral accountability. Yet it is unclear whether ... More


Constitutional Courts

Armen Mazmanyan

in Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability and Integrity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190677800
eISBN:
9780190677831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190677800.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter considers the role of the courts, which is expected to be critical for electoral integrity through upholding voting rights; examining legal appeals, petitions, and complaints in specific ... More


Election Audits

Erica Shein and Chad Vickery

in Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability and Integrity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190677800
eISBN:
9780190677831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190677800.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter examines the role of the international community when using audits as a way of settling disputes about election results. Examples include Afghanistan in 2014, Haiti in 2010, and Kosovo ... More


Trade Protection and Electoral Fraud in New Democracies: The Empirical Evidence

Bumba Mukherjee

in Democracy and Trade Policy in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226358789
eISBN:
9780226358956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358956.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter evaluates the book’s main argument developed in chapter 2 which posits that political competition in new democracies leads to trade reforms when domestic labor market conditions ensure ... More


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