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By R. Michael Alvarez

Allegations of fraud have marred contemporary elections all over the world, from Russia and Italy to Mexico and the U.S.. Such fees increase basic questions on the standard of democracy in each one nation. but election fraud and, extra extensively, electoral manipulation stay remarkably understudied recommendations. there's no consensus on what constitutes election fraud, not to mention how one can observe and deter it. "Election Fraud: Detecting and Deterring Electoral Manipulation" brings jointly specialists on election legislations, election management, and U.S. and comparative politics to handle those severe issues.The first a part of the ebook, which opens with an essay by means of Craig Donsanto of the U.S. division of Justice, examines the U.S. figuring out of election fraud in comparative standpoint. within the moment a part of the publication, D. Roderick Kiewiet, Jonathan N. Katz, and different students of U.S. elections draw on a wide selection of assets, together with survey facts, incident studies, and state-collected fraud allegations, to degree the level and nature of election fraud within the usa. ultimately, the 3rd a part of the booklet analyzes concepts for detecting and probably deterring fraud. those options comprise either statistical research, as Walter R. Mebane, Jr. and Peter Ordeshook clarify, and the now common perform of election tracking, which Alberto Simpser examines in an interesting essay.

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