Daniela Donno's Defending Democratic Norms: International Actors and the PDF

By Daniela Donno

even supposing approximately each state on the planet this present day holds multiparty elections, those contests are frequently blatantly unfair. For governments, electoral misconduct is a tempting but additionally a dicy perform, since it represents a contravention of even though approximately each kingdom on this planet this present day holds multiparty elections, those contests are usually blatantly unfair. For governments, electoral misconduct is a tempting but additionally a dicy perform, since it represents a contravention of overseas criteria at no cost and reasonable elections. In Defending Democratic Norms, Daniela Donno examines how foreign actors reply to those norm violations. Which governments are punished for manipulating elections? Does overseas norm enforcement make a distinction? Donno exhibits that even supposing enforcement is selective and comparatively infrequent, whilst foreign actors do hire instruments of conditionality, international relations, mediation and shaming based on electoral misconduct, they could have transformative results on either the standard and consequence of elections. particularly, enforcement works via empowering the household competition and extending the government's incentives to reform associations of electoral administration and oversight. those results count, although, at the presence of a attainable competition stream, in addition to at the energy and credibility of the enforcement attempt itself. The publication indicates that local foreign businesses own exact resources of leverage and legitimacy that lead them to the main regularly potent norm defenders, even in comparison to extra materially robust actors just like the United States.

Drawing on an unique dataset from nearly seven hundred elections and incorporating case reports from the Dominican Republic, Serbia, Armenia, Kenya and Cambodia, Defending Democratic Norms is a daring new concept of overseas norm enforcement that demonstrates the significance of energetic overseas intervention in household politics.

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