Chapter

Introduction

Birch Sarah

in Electoral Malpractice

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199606160
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731693 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606160.003.0001

Series: Comparative Politics

Introduction

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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 overview of the existing literature on this topic and carves out the territory on which subsequent chapters will construct a descriptive and explanatory account of the corruption and manipulation of elections. The chapter concludes by providing a brief overview of the plan of the volume chapter by chapter.

Keywords: electoral malpractice; corruption; manipulation of elections; effects of electoral malpractice

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Subjects: Comparative Politics

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