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Political Science in Europe

Accountability in Electoral Management

Public Administration
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Toby James
University of East Anglia
Panel Co-Chair
Alistair Clark
University of Newcastle
Panel Discussant
Alistair Clark
University of Newcastle

09/09/2017 11:00 - 12:40
Building: BL07 P.A. Munchs hus Floor: 1 Room: PAM SEM5
The number of elections that are held around the world has increased substantially with over 90% of the world’s nation states now holding regular national elections. While many elections are conducted across the world to very high standards, there remains evidence of problems with poor election quality in both established and transitional democracies. The design and performance of electoral management boards (EMBs), the organizations responsible for conducting elections, is one of the key factors shaping election integrity and has accordingly become a pressing concern for policy makers.

This panel looks at the how accountability mechanisms can be built into the electoral process and the effects that they have in improving the running of elections. This includes the legal independence that EMBs, the role of election monitoring organisations, the regulation of social media and the relationships between the range of other actors involved in the electoral process.

Paper List

Title Details
Building Better Electoral Management? EMB Institutional Design, EMB Autonomy and Election Integrity View Paper Details
Deterrence, Norms, or Reforms? How Citizen Election Monitors aim to Build better Elections View Paper Details
Managing Elections in a Monitory Democracy: UK Election Management in Comparative Perspective View Paper Details
Social Media as a Regulation Challenge for Electoral Integrity: A Comparative Analysis of Canada and the United Kingdom View Paper Details
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