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By Pippa Norris,Richard W. Frank,Ferran Martinez i Coma

contemporary many years have noticeable growing to be main issue approximately difficulties of electoral integrity. the main overt malpractices utilized by rulers contain imprisoning dissidents, harassing adversaries, coercing citizens, vote-rigging counts, or even blatant fail to remember for the preferred vote. severe violations of human rights, undermining electoral credibility, are generally condemned through family observers and the foreign neighborhood. fresh protests approximately integrity have mobilized in international locations as varied as Russia, Mexico, and Egypt. in other places minor irregularities are universal, exemplified by way of erroneous voter registers, maladministration of polling amenities, loss of defense in absentee ballots, pro-government media bias, poll miscounts, and gerrymandering. Long-standing democracies are faraway from proof against those ills; previous difficulties comprise the infamous placing chads in Florida in 2000 and more moderen accusations of voter fraud and voter suppression in the course of the Obama-Romney contest.

In reaction to those advancements, there were becoming makes an attempt to research flaws in electoral integrity utilizing systematic facts from cross-national time-series, forensic research, box experiments, case experiences, and new tools tracking mass and elite perceptions of malpractices. This quantity collects essays from foreign specialists who overview the robustness, conceptual validity, and reliability of the becoming physique of proof. The essays examine substitute methods and practice those how you can review the standard of elections in different parts, together with within the usa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.

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