Building Inclusive Elections

1st Edition

Toby S. James, Holly Ann Garnett

July 6, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 194 Pages
ISBN 9780367509507 - CAT# 376066

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Elections around the world are plagued with the problem of unequal levels of participation. This can have profound consequences for election results, representation and policies. This book focuses on the interventions that can be used to redress the turnout gap and other inequalities within the electoral process.

The book defines the concept of inclusive voting practices to refer to policy instruments which can reduce turnout inequality between groups and mitigate other inequalities within the electoral process. Studies from around the world then examine how policies can affect inclusivity on election day. This includes research on enfranchising felons and migrant communities, compulsory voting, voter id requirements, voter registration practices, investment in electoral management, gendered electoral violence, accessible voting practices, overseas voting. As a result, this book will be of interest to scholars of democracy, democratic theory and elections, as well as having major policy implications worldwide.

The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Policy Studies.

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