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Monitoring Democracy : When International Election Observation Works, and Why It Often Fails / Judith G. Kelley.

Author/Creator:
Kelley, Judith G., author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2012]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 28 line illus. 38 tables.
Edition:
Course Book
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Election monitoring -- Case studies.
Election monitoring.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In recent decades, governments and NGOs--in an effort to promote democracy, freedom, fairness, and stability throughout the world--have organized teams of observers to monitor elections in a variety of countries. But when more organizations join the practice without uniform standards, are assessments reliable? When politicians nonetheless cheat and monitors must return to countries even after two decades of engagement, what is accomplished? Monitoring Democracy argues that the practice of international election monitoring is broken, but still worth fixing. By analyzing the evolving interaction between domestic and international politics, Judith Kelley refutes prevailing arguments that international efforts cannot curb government behavior and that democratization is entirely a domestic process. Yet, she also shows that democracy promotion efforts are deficient and that outside actors often have no power and sometimes even do harm. Analyzing original data on over 600 monitoring missions and 1,300 elections, Kelley grounds her investigation in solid historical context as well as studies of long-term developments over several elections in fifteen countries. She pinpoints the weaknesses of international election monitoring and looks at how practitioners and policymakers might help to improve them.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Tables
Preface
Abbreviations
Part I
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Th e Rise of a New Norm
Chapter 3. The Shadow Market
Chapter 4. What Influences Monitors' Assessments?
Chapter 5. Do Politicians Change Tactics to Evade Criticism?
Part II
Chapter 6. International Monitors as Reinforcement
Chapter 7. Are Monitored Elections Better?
Chapter 8. Long- Term Effects
Conclusion: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Appendix A: Data Description
Appendix B: Statistical Supplement to Chapter 3
Appendix C: Statistical Supplement to Chapter 4
Appendix D: Statistical Supplement to Chapter 7 / Buntaine, Mark
Appendix E: Case Summaries / Kolev, Kiril
Notes
References
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400842520
OCLC:
979624180
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400842520 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.