Holding 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.
- 2019 ‘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, doi: 10.1080/17457289.2019.1593181.
- 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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- ‘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
- ‘Direct Democracy Integrity and the 2017 Constitutional Referendum in Turkey. A new research instrument’ with Norbert Kersting
- ‘Political machines and ethnic mobilization: Electoral manipulation in national and regional elections in Russia’, with Ferran Martínez i Coma, and Margarita Zavadskaya