Electoral Integrity

"Presidential Elections" (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by UNAMID PhotoHolding elections has become a global norm, even in autocracies; at the same time, mounting evidence suggests that flawed or failed elections pose serious risks for political stability, legitimacy, and participation. My research investigates the drivers of electoral integrity, as a case study of a human rights-related policy issue.

To this end, I make use of the Perceptions of Electoral Integrity expert surveys and bespoke data collected in my dissertation fieldwork.


2020     ‘The paranoid style of American elections: Explaining misperceptions of electoral integrity in an age of populism’ with Pippa Norris and Holly Ann Garnett. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 30(1):105-125.

2018     ‘The integrity of elections in Asia: Policy lessons from expert evaluations‘. Asian Politics & Policy, 10(3):527-547.
2017     Electoral Sources of Authoritarian Resilience in Russia: Varieties of Electoral Malpractice 2007-2016’ with Margarita Zavadskaya and Ferran Martinez i Coma. Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization , 25(4), 455-480.
2013     ‘Cambodia’s 2013 Elections: The Retreat of “Electoral Authoritarianism”?‘. SocDem Asia Quarterly, 1(2):13-15.
Projects and working papers

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‘Direct Democracy Integrity and the 2017 Constitutional Referendum in Turkey. A new research instrument’ with Norbert Kersting

‘The party just started: How electoral threat and local political machines structure electoral malpractice in Cambodia’
‘Electoral management and perceptions of subnational electoral integrity in Mexico’ with Irma Méndez de Hoyos, Nicolás Loza Otero, and Ferran Martínez i Coma
‘Economic or ethnic mobilization? Political machines and the integrity of subnational elections in Russia’ with Ferran Martínez i Coma, and Margarita Zavadskaya