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Typologies and Measurements of Electoral Malpractice

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/9780199606160.003.0003

Series: Comparative Politics

Typologies and Measurements of Electoral Malpractice

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This chapter develops the general typology of electoral malpractice sketched in Chapter 1, and then considers a range of research strategies and data sources that can profitably be used to analyse malpractice of the types identified. In this way, the chapter provides the descriptive basis for the theoretical expectations to be elaborated in Chapter 3. The chapter has three principal sections: the first section sketches a typology of electoral malpractice; research strategies and data sources for the study of electoral malpractice are considered in the second section; and the last major section of the chapter is devoted to a description of a new dataset called the Index of Electoral Malpractice.

Keywords: electoral malpractice; Index of Electoral Malpractice

Chapter.  10744 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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