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The Resource Stuffing the ballot box : fraud, electoral reform, and democratization in Costa Rica, Fabrice E. Lehoucq, Iván Molina, (electronic resource)

Stuffing the ballot box : fraud, electoral reform, and democratization in Costa Rica, Fabrice E. Lehoucq, Iván Molina, (electronic resource)

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Stuffing the ballot box : fraud, electoral reform, and democratization in Costa Rica
Title
Stuffing the ballot box
Title remainder
fraud, electoral reform, and democratization in Costa Rica
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Fabrice E. Lehoucq, Iván Molina
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eng
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1963-
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Lehoucq, Fabrice Edouard
Dewey number
324.97286/05
LC call number
JL1458
LC item number
.L44 2002
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Molina Jiménez, Iván
Series statement
Cambridge studies in comparative politics
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  • Elections
  • Democratization
  • Political ethics
  • Costa Rica
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  • Stuffing the Ballot Box is a pioneering study of electoral fraud and reform. It focuses on Costa Rica, a country where parties gradually transformed a fraud-ridden political system into one renowned for its stability and fair elections by the mid-twentieth century. Lehoucq and Molina draw upon a unique database of more than 1,300 accusations of ballot-rigging to show that parties denounced fraud where electoral laws made the struggle for power more competitive. They explain how institutional arrangements generated opportunities for executives to assemble legislative coalitions to enact far-reaching reforms. This book also argues that nonpartisan commissions should run elections and explains why splitting responsibility over election affairs between the executive and the legislature is a recipe for partisan rancor and political conflict. Stuffing the Ballot Box will interest a broad array of political and social scientists, constitutional scholars, historians, election specialists, and policy-makers interested in electoral fraud and institutional reform
  • This pioneering study of electoral fraud and reform focuses on Costa Rica, a country where parties gradually transformed a fraud-ridden political system into one renowned for stability and fair elections by the mid-twentieth century. Lehoucq and Molina draw upon a unique database of more than 1,300 accusations of ballot-rigging to show that, independently of social structural constraints, parties denounced fraud where electoral laws made the struggle for power more competitive. They explain how institutional arrangements generated opportunities for several executives to assemble legislative coalitions to enact far-reaching reforms
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Stuffing the ballot box : fraud, electoral reform, and democratization in Costa Rica, Fabrice E. Lehoucq, Iván Molina, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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OCM1bookssj0000253107
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9780521810456
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2001037364
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000253107
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Stuffing the ballot box : fraud, electoral reform, and democratization in Costa Rica, Fabrice E. Lehoucq, Iván Molina, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000253107
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780521810456
Lccn
2001037364
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000253107

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