Category: Elections

  • Download E-books Evaluating Elections: A Handbook of Methods and Standards PDF

    By R. Michael Alvarez, Thad E. Hall

    In aggressive and contested democratic elections, insuring integrity is necessary. comparing Elections exhibits why systematic research and reporting of election functionality is necessary and the way data-driven functionality administration can be utilized by way of election officers to enhance elections. The authors define how functionality administration platforms can functionality in elections and their advantages for electorate, applicants, and political events. newshounds, election directors, or even applicants frequently ask even if fresh elections have been run good, no matter if there have been difficulties within the management of a specific state's elections, and the way good elections have been run around the nation. The authors clarify that such questions are tough to reply to as a result complexity of election management and since there's presently no average or authorised framework to evaluate the overall caliber of an election.
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  • Download E-books From Soapbox to Soundbite: Party Political Campaigning in Britain since 1945 PDF

    Electioneering in Britain is now a hugely refined and professionalised task. this is often the 1st publication to ascertain intimately the dramatic transformation on the grounds that 1945 within the crusade concepts utilized by political events. Organised in keeping with a transparent thematic constitution, it analyses the improvement of every component to electioneering in addition to total concerns corresponding to time table atmosphere and adverse campaigning. A accomplished evaluate, this revealing and wonderful ebook attracts on interviews with many key members and study in occasion data.
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  • Download E-books Media and the Presidentialization of Parliamentary Elections (American History in Depth) by Anthony Mughan (2001-01-06) PDF

    By Anthony Mughan

    In thought, parliamentary elections are a competition among political events whose leaders do not need a separate id from their social gathering within the public eye. this example research of england exhibits that this thought now not holds; the dynamics of parliamentary elections became extra 'presidential' within the feel that the leaders of the most important events now determine extra prominently on either media insurance of the crusade and within the social gathering that electorate pick out on the polls. the consequences for our realizing of parliamentary democracy are mentioned.
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  • Download E-books The Message Matters: The Economy and Presidential Campaigns PDF

    By Lynn Vavreck

    The financial system is so robust in selecting the result of U.S. presidential elections that political scientists can are expecting winners and losers with extraordinary accuracy lengthy earlier than the campaigns commence. but when it's real that "it's the economic system, Stupid," why do incumbents in stable economies occasionally lose? the explanation, Lynn Vavreck argues, is that what concerns isn't just the country of the economic climate yet how applicants react to it. by way of demonstrating extra accurately than ever earlier than how applicants and their campaigns have an effect on the commercial vote, The Message Matters presents a robust new method of knowing earlier elections--and predicting destiny ones.

    Vavreck examines the prior sixty years of presidential elections and provides a brand new conception of campaigns that explains why electoral victory calls for greater than easily being the candidate favourite by means of winning fiscal stipulations. utilizing facts from presidential elections in view that 1952, she finds why, whilst, and the way crusade messages make a difference--and once they can outweigh financial predictors of election outcomes.

    The Message Matters does greater than exhibit why applicants preferred by means of the economic system needs to construct their campaigns round financial messages. Vavreck's thought additionally explains why applicants deprived by means of the financial system needs to try and concentration their elections on noneconomic matters that meet exacting criteria--and why this can be so tough to do.

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  • Download E-books Defeating Authoritarian Leaders in Postcommunist Countries (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics) PDF

    From 1998 to 2005, six elections came about in postcommunist Europe and Eurasia that had the stunning consequence of empowering the competition and defeating authoritarian incumbents or their special successors. Valerie J. Bunce and Sharon L. Wolchik examine those unforeseen electoral breakthroughs - with each other and with elections that had the extra ordinary results of keeping authoritarian rule. They draw 3 conclusions. First, the competition was once effective end result of the challenging and inventive paintings of a transnational community composed of neighborhood competition and civil society teams, contributors of the overseas democracy assistance neighborhood, and graduates of winning electoral demanding situations to authoritarian rule in different international locations. moment, the awesome run of those disenchanted elections mirrored the power of this community to diffuse an ensemble of leading edge electoral techniques throughout country limitations. ultimately, elections can function a strong mechanism for democratic switch. this can be specifically the case while civil society is powerful, the move of political energy is thru constitutional ability, and competition leaders win with small mandates.
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  • Download E-books Initiative and Referendum Voting: Governing Through Direct Democracy in the United States (American Legal Institutions) PDF

    By Richard Braunstein

    Braunstein's paintings explores all features of initiative and referendum balloting, together with the subject material of proposed legislation, their power expenses and merits, poll factor crusade finance, and the electoral luck for every initiative in California, Colorado, and South Dakota. He exams the validity of competing claims that direct democracy is both the bane of democratic publics or their shield. His conclusions reveal that citizens are extra refined than many commentators imagine, that balloting habit displays a choice for measures with generally obtainable merits, and that inclusive public coverage may result from poll factor elections - even these funded through geared up pursuits. those findings problem a conception that precise pursuits, expert experts, and governing elites dominate direct democracy.
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  • Download E-books The Values Campaign?: The Christian Right And the 2004 Elections (Religion and Politics) PDF

    By John Clifford Green, Mark J. Rozell, Clyde Wilcox

    The Christian correct by no means ceases to shock specialist observers of yank politics. With the Christian coalition in disarray, many anticipated that the move might play much less of a task within the 2004 elections. but if go out polls said that "moral values" have been the main generally mentioned cause of presidential vote selection, pundits instantly proclaimed the significance of the "values vote." but the position of the Christian correct, of statewide referenda on same-sex marriage, and of non secular mobilization remained the topic of discussion. "The Values crusade? The Christian correct and the 2004 Elections" reaches well past the moment analyses of the post-election interval to supply an evaluate of the position of the spiritual correct in 2004. The participants to this quantity are one of the major students of faith and politics within the usa, and lots of have contributed for over a decade to ongoing discussions of the function performed through the non secular correct in nationwide elections. The authors think about nationwide mobilization and concerns, and in addition discover the position of the Christian correct in particular states. Their reviews contend that the "values crusade" used to be now not an aberration yet a constant development of nationwide politics, and that ethical traditionalism will most probably stay a major factor in destiny elections. A well timed learn of the 2004 elections, this quantity will attract students and observers of electoral politics, nation politics, and faith and politics.
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  • Download E-books India's 2004 Elections: Grass-Roots and National Perspectives PDF

    Building on their insightful paintings on India's 1998 and 1999 parliamentary elections, amazing students Ramashray Roy and Paul Wallace's present ebook makes a speciality of the landmark elections of 2004. Bringing jointly individuals from India and out of the country, this quantity provides to the physique of labor on electoral politics and social swap in India, and may be of curiosity to scholars and lecturers of political technological know-how, newshounds, in addition to the educated, normal reader.

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  • Download E-books Decentralizing the State: Elections, Parties, and Local Power in the Andes PDF

    By Kathleen O'Neill

    Decentralization is without doubt one of the so much dramatic political and fiscal developments within the previous few many years. This publication seeks to handle its factors, exploring decentralizing reforms in Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. It probes questions of the place and why decentralization is followed, what shape it's more likely to take up diverse contexts, and the way it truly is more likely to evolve through the years. The e-book develops a conception linking decentralization's adoption to the electoral issues of political events: decentralization represents a fascinating procedure for events whose help at subnational degrees appears to be like safer than their customers in nationwide elections.
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