Does electoral fraud spread? The expansion of electoral manipulation in Russia

@article{Moser2017DoesEF,
  title={Does electoral fraud spread? The expansion of electoral manipulation in Russia},
  author={Robert G. Moser and Allison Carll White},
  journal={Post-Soviet Affairs},
  year={2017},
  volume={33},
  pages={85 - 99}
}
Abstract In this paper, we argue that the occurrence of electoral manipulation in Russia has been driven, in part, by diffusion across neighboring raions through emulation, incentives, and networks. Presumably, in Putin’s Russia all local authorities have some incentives to deliver a high number of votes to United Russia, the “party of power”. However, the perceived pressure to deliver ever higher levels of support for Putin’s party arguably increases considerably if one’s raion is located in a… 
Extra Votes to Signal Loyalty: Regional Political Cycles and National Elections in Russia
Under the system of appointing regional governors by the president, which existed in Russia between 2005–2012, governors’ loyalty to the central government and particularly their ability to deliver
Extra votes to signal loyalty: regional political cycles and national elections in Russia
Under the system of appointing regional governors by the president, which existed in Russia between 2005–2012, governors’ loyalty to the central government and particularly their ability to deliver
More Than a Name? Variation in Electoral Mobilisation of Titular and Non-Titular Ethnic Minorities in Russian National Elections
Abstract Do patterns of electoral mobilisation differ between titular and non-titular ethnic minorities in Vladimir Putin’s Russia? Despite the fact that ‘titular privileging’ has been identified as
Strategic targeting: authoritarian capacity, state dependent populations, and electoral manipulation
ABSTRACT Electoral manipulation is an activity conducted primarily at the local level, and the emerging comparative literature has shown that patterns of manipulation often exhibit striking spatial
Political Cycles and Elections in Russian Regions∗
Ruling party outcomes in national-level elections in Russian regions are crucial to the likelihood of regional governors to be re-appointed for the next term. Delivering satisfactory results may have
Principal–Agent Dynamics and Electoral Manipulation: Local Risks, Patronage and Tactical Variation in Russian Elections, 2003–2012
Abstract Why are some elections manipulated more severely than others, and why do the techniques used to manipulate them vary over time and space? This article addresses these related questions by
Encouraged to Cheat? Federal Incentives, Career Concerns, and Local Freedom of Press as Determinants of Under-Reporting of COVID-19 Mortality at the Sub-National Level
This paper investigates the determinants and consequences of manipulating coronavirus statistics in an authoritarian federation; in particular, we look at how the career concerns of local politicians
From the Booth to the Dock: 2018 elections in Zimbabwe and the elusive search for electoral integrity
ABSTRACT The issue of presidential election petitions seems to be repeating itself with regularity in much of Africa, thus warranting the need for thorough analysis. Utilising the 2018 presidential
Election Violence
  • K. Saha
  • Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict
  • 2022
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 29 REFERENCES
What explains regional variation in election fraud? Evidence from Russia: a research note
The December 2011 legislative election was among the most fraudulent national elections in Russia since the communist period. The fraud, however, was not evenly spread across the country.
ELECTORAL FRAUD: Causes, Types, and Consequences
▪ Abstract This article reviews research on electoral fraud—clandestine and illegal efforts to shape election results. Only a handful of works classify reports on electoral fraud to identify its
Ethnicity and electoral manipulation in Russia
Defeating Authoritarian Leaders in Postcommunist Countries
Part I. The Puzzle: 1. Breakthrough elections: mixed regimes, democracy assistance, and international diffusion 2. Electoral stability and change in mixed regimes Part II. Case Studies: 3. The 1998
Russian Elections: An Oxymoron of Democracy
Considerable controversy swirls around the extent to which Russia's elections have been falsified. We argue here on the basis of an assessment of aberrant distributions of turnout in official
Comparative Election Fraud Detection
Elections in Russia are widely believed to be fraudulent in various ways, a claim some support especially by looking at voter turnout, others by looking at vote counts' digits. We use polling station
The Diffusion of Regime Contention in European Democratization, 1830-1940
This article goes beyond the established literature’s focus on domestic conditions by examining the impact of external impulses on European democratization from 1830 to 1940. Specifically, it
Spatial Contagion in Regional Machine Strength: Evidence from Voting in Russia's Federal Elections
Russia’s regions vary by how strongly their leaderships exert administrative control over politics. Those that have lost their political competitiveness did so at different times. Using a measure of
Russia's "Ethnic Revival": The Separatist Activism of Regional Leaders in a Postcommunist Order
Since 1990 Russia has experienced an unexpected "ethnic revival." Varying widely in geography, culture, economic development, and institutional history, the country's thirty-two ethnic regions offer
Diffusion Is No Illusion
This article develops and tests a specific model of the role of diffusion as a determinant of the magnitude and direction of regime change, using a database covering the world from 1972 to 1996. The
...
1
2
3
...