Stuffing the Ballot Box: Fraud, Electoral Reform, and Democratization in Costa Rica Fabrice E. Lehoucq

ISBN: 9781280415227

Published: January 1st 2002

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296 pages


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Stuffing the Ballot Box: Fraud, Electoral Reform, and Democratization in Costa Rica  by  Fabrice E. Lehoucq

Stuffing the Ballot Box: Fraud, Electoral Reform, and Democratization in Costa Rica by Fabrice E. Lehoucq
January 1st 2002 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 296 pages | ISBN: 9781280415227 | 7.76 Mb

Stuffing the Ballot Box is a pioneering study of electoral fraud and reform. It focuses on Costa Rica, a country where parties gradually transformed a fraud-ridden political system into one renowned for its stability and fair elections by theMoreStuffing the Ballot Box is a pioneering study of electoral fraud and reform.

It focuses on Costa Rica, a country where parties gradually transformed a fraud-ridden political system into one renowned for its stability and fair elections by the mid-twentieth century. Lehoucq and Molina draw upon a unique database of more than 1,300 accusations of ballot-rigging to show that parties denounced fraud where electoral laws made the struggle for power more competitive. They explain how institutional arrangements generated opportunities for executives to assemble legislative coalitions to enact far-reaching reforms.

This book also argues that nonpartisan commissions should run elections and explains why splitting responsibility over election affairs between the executive and the legislature is a recipe for partisan rancor and political conflict. Stuffing the Ballot Box will interest a broad array of political and social scientists, constitutional scholars, historians, election specialists, and policy-makers interested in electoral fraud and institutional reform.



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