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Allegations of fraud have marred recent elections around the world, from Russia and Italy to Mexico and the United States. Such charges raise fundamental questions about the quality of democracy in each country. Yet election fraud and, more broadly, electoral manipulation remain remarkably understudied concepts. There is no consensus on what constitutes election fraud, let alone how to detect and deter it. E lection Fraud: Detecting and Deterring Electoral Manipulation brings together experts on election law, election administration, and U.S. and comparative politics to address these critical issues. The first part of the book, which opens with an essay by Craig Donsanto of the U.S. Department of Justice, examines the U.S. understanding of election fraud in comparative perspective. In the second part of the book, D. Roderick Kiewiet, Jonathan N. Katz, and other scholars of U.S. elections draw on a wide variety of sources, including survey data, incident reports, and state-collected fraud allegations, to measure the extent and nature of election fraud in the United States. Finally, the third part of the book analyzes techniques for detecting and potentially deterring fraud. These strategies include both statistical analysis, as Walter R. Mebane, Jr. and Peter Ordeshook explain, and the now widespread practice of election monitoring, which Alberto Simpser examines in an intriguing essay.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. Paul DeGregorio, Ray Martinez
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Studying Election Fraud
  2. R. Michael Alvarez, Thad E. Hall, Susan D. Hyde
  3. pp. 1-18
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  1. Part One: Defining Election Fraud: The United States in Comparative Perspective
  2. pp. 19-20
  1. 1. Corruption of the Election Process under U.S. Federal Law
  2. Craig C. Donsanto
  3. pp. 21-36
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  1. 2. International Principles for Election Integrity
  2. Thad E. Hall, Tova Andrea Wang
  3. pp. 37-49
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  1. 3. Beyond Election Fraud: Manipulation, Violence, and Foreign Power Intervention
  2. Gamze Çavdar
  3. pp. 50-68
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  1. Part Two: Measuring Election Fraud: Learning from Observational Data
  2. pp. 69-70
  1. 4. Measuring Perceptions of Election Threats: Survey Data from Voters and Elites
  2. R. Michael Alvarez, Thad E. Hall
  3. pp. 71-88
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  1. 5. Caught in the Act: Recent Federal Election Fraud Cases
  2. Delia Bailey
  3. pp. 89-98
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  1. 6. Correlates of Fraud: Studying State Election Fraud Allegations
  2. R. Michael Alvarez, Frederick J. Boehmke
  3. pp. 99-111
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  1. 7. Fraud or Failure? What Incident Reports Reveal about Election Anomalies and Irregularities
  2. D. Roderick Kiewiet, Thad E. Hall, R. Michael Alvarez, Jonathan N. Katz
  3. pp. 112-129
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  1. 8. Identifying and Preventing Signature Fraud on Ballot Measure Petitions
  2. Todd Donovan, Daniel A. Smith
  3. pp. 130-146
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  1. Part Three: Detecting Election Fraud: Techniques and Consequences
  2. pp. 147-148
  1. 9. The Case of the 2002 General Election
  2. R. Michael Alvarez, Jonathan N. Katz
  3. pp. 149-161
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  1. 10. Election Forensics: The Second-Digit Benford's Law Test and Recent American Presidential Elections
  2. Walter R. Mebane Jr.
  3. pp. 162-181
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  1. 11. On the Trail of Fraud: Estimating the Flow of Votes between Russia's Elections
  2. Mikhail Myagkov, Peter C. Ordeshook, Dimitry Shaikin
  3. pp. 182-200
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  1. 12. How International Election Observers Detect and Deter Fraud
  2. Susan D. Hyde
  3. pp. 201-215
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  1. 13. Unintended Consequences of Election Monitoring
  2. Alberto Simpser
  3. pp. 216-234
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  1. Conclusion: Understanding Election Fraud
  2. R. Michael Alvarez, Thad E. Hall, Susan D. Hyde
  3. pp. 235-242
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 243-244
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 245-256
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815701606
MARC Record
OCLC
567901480
Pages
255
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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