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Electoral Violence, Corruption, and Political Order

Sarah Birch


Throughout their history, political elections have been threatened by conflict, and the use of force has in the past several decades been an integral part of electoral processes in a significant number of contemporary states. However, the study of elections has yet to produce a comprehensive account of electoral violence. Drawing on cross-national data sets together with fourteen detailed case studies from around the world, this book offers a global comparative analysis of violent electoral practices since the Second World War. The book shows that the way power is structured in society largely ... More

Keywords: violence, electoral processes, political elections, electoral violence, corruption, weak democracy, electoral peace, electoral manipulation, electoral strategy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691203621
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691203621.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Birch, author
King's College London