D-Minus Elections: The Politics and Norms of International Election Observation

@inproceedings{Kelley2009DMinusET,
  title={D-Minus Elections: The Politics and Norms of International Election Observation},
  author={Judith G. Kelley},
  year={2009}
}
As international election monitors have grown active worldwide, their announcements have gained influence Sometimes, however, they endorse highly flawed elections. Because their leverage rests largely on their credibility, this is puzzling. Understanding the behavior of election monitors is important because they help the international community to evaluate the legitimacy of governments and because their assessments inform the data used by scholars to study democracy. Furthermore, election… CONTINUE READING

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