Electoral Integrity and Political Regimes: Actors, Strategies and Consequences

1st Edition

Holly Ann Garnett, Margarita Zavadskaya

Published September 18, 2017
Reference - 150 Pages - 17 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138231535 - CAT# Y308857
Series: Routledge Studies in Elections, Democracy and Autocracy


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Following a normative approach that suggests international norms and standards for elections apply universally, regardless of regime type or cultural context, this book examines the challenges to electoral integrity, the actors involved, and the consequences of electoral malpractice and poor electoral integrity that vary by regime type. It bridges the literature on electoral integrity with that of political regime types.

Looking specifically at questions of innovation and learning, corruption and organized crime, political efficacy and turnout, the threat of electoral violence and protest, and finally, the possibility of regime change, it seeks to expand the scholarly understanding of electoral integrity and diverse regimes by exploring the diversity of challenges to electoral integrity, the diversity of actors that are involved and the diversity of consequences that can result.

This text will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners of electoral studies, and more broadly of relevance to comparative politics, international development, political behaviour and democracy, democratization, and autocracy.

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