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Electoral Integrity and Political Regimes : Actors, Strategies and Consequences (Hardcover)
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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 challenges to electoral integrity, the actor involved, and shows the consequences of electoral malpractice and poor electoral integrity can vary by regime. It bridges the literature on electoral integrity with that of political regime types, by arguing that there are unique challenges to electoral integrity based on regime type.
Looking specifically at questions of 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 behavior and democracy, democratization, and autocracy.