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Why governments and parties manipulate elections : theory, practice, and implications, Alberto Simpser

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Why governments and parties manipulate elections : theory, practice, and implications
Title
Why governments and parties manipulate elections
Title remainder
theory, practice, and implications
Statement of responsibility
Alberto Simpser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do parties and governments cheat in elections they cannot lose? This book documents the widespread use of blatant and excessive manipulation of elections and explains what drives this practice. Alberto Simpser shows that, in many instances, elections are about more than winning. Electoral manipulation is not only a tool used to gain votes, but also a means of transmitting or distorting information. This manipulation conveys an image of strength, shaping the behavior of citizens, bureaucrats, politicians, parties, unions and businesspeople to the benefit of the manipulators, increasing the scope for the manipulators to pursue their goals while in government and mitigating future challenges to their hold on power. Why Governments and Parties Manipulate Elections provides a general theory about what drives electoral manipulation and empirically documents global patterns of manipulation"--
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DLC
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1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simpser, Alberto
Dewey number
364.1323
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Political economy of institutions and decisions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elections
  • Political corruption
Label
Why governments and parties manipulate elections : theory, practice, and implications, Alberto Simpser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction and overview -- Electoral manipulation: definition, measurement, and a snapshot -- The puzzle of excessive and blatant manipulation -- More than winning: information and the consequences of electoral manipulation -- The strategic logic of electoral manipulation -- The theory at work: evidence from case studies -- Indirect effects of electoral manipulation: quantitative evidence -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17313570
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 282 pages
Isbn
9781107030541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)798059516
Label
Why governments and parties manipulate elections : theory, practice, and implications, Alberto Simpser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction and overview -- Electoral manipulation: definition, measurement, and a snapshot -- The puzzle of excessive and blatant manipulation -- More than winning: information and the consequences of electoral manipulation -- The strategic logic of electoral manipulation -- The theory at work: evidence from case studies -- Indirect effects of electoral manipulation: quantitative evidence -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17313570
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 282 pages
Isbn
9781107030541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)798059516

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