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Evaluating Elections

Author : R. Michael Alvarez
ISBN : 9781107027626
Genre : Political Science
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"This book focuses on how the tools of public management and policy evaluation can be used to give election officials the data they need to improve elections"--Provided by publisher.

Elections A Framework For Evaluating Reform Proposals

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Democracy South Africa Evaluating The 1999 Election

Author : Yvonne G. Muthien
ISBN : 0796919453
Genre : Democracy
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The 1999 election presented the HSRC with a number of opportunities for conducting election studies. These included measuring the shift in public perceptions and support in the run-up to the election, and conducting the first ever exit poll.


Author : Jack Edwards
ISBN : 9781437936803
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Under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), citizens covered are permitted to register and vote absentee. The Sec. of Defense has the primary responsibility for federal UOCAVA functions, and the Dept. of Defense's (DoD) Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) facilitates absentee voters' participation in federal elections. This report evaluates how FVAP: (1) addresses its mission and evaluates efforts to conduct it; (2) aligns budget priorities with strategic goals; and (3) implemented DoD¿s Inspector General recommend. made from 2001 through 2009. The report analyzed FVAP's performance measures, relevant DoD directives, FVAP's strategic plans, budgets, and past audit reports; and interviewed agency officials.

Ethnicity And Elections In Turkey

Author : Gul Akdag
ISBN : 9781317683988
Genre : Political Science
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Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey attempts to understand the mobilization strategies of incumbent parties to consolidate and increase their support among swing voters of an ethnic group. By analyzing the strategy of AKP on voters of Kurdish origin, it investigates the conditions under which it can mobilize them through the clientelistic network and its effectiveness in increasing support for the party. This investigation is conducted through a district and neighborhood level case study conducted in the districts of Beyoğlu, Sancaktepe and Beykoz situated in Istanbul. The main hypotheses are tested through five different steps. Firstly, an examination of electoral results identifies a large number of voters of Kurdish origin as ideologically close to pro-Islamist and pro-Kurdish parties. Secondly, the book identifies the main organs responsible of mobilizing voters and defines the nature of the clientelistic network. Thirdly, the study suggests that the incorporation of these voters into the party’s clientelistic network is a function of the number and time of entry of activists of Kurdish origin in the party’s ranks and the intensity of their contacts with the voters. Fourthly, it reveals the effectiveness of clientelistic mobilization in consolidating and increasing support among swing voters of Kurdish origin. Lastly, the inner party organization and critical juncture experienced by the party are argued to be influential in its ability to increase its network through the incorporation of new activists. Providing an alternative explanation of AKP’s electoral success in Turkey, this book is essential reading for students and scholars with an interest in Middle East politics, political parties and political science.

The Measure Of American Elections

Author : Barry C. Burden
ISBN : 9781107066670
Genre : Law
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This book brings leading scholars together to examine the performance of elections across the United States, using a data-driven perspective.

A Natural Experiment On Electoral Law Reform

Author : Daniela Giannetti
ISBN : 1441972285
Genre : Political Science
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In the early 1990s, major electoral reforms took place in both Italy and Japan; each replaced a form of “proportional representation” (in which voters cast a ballot for a party list) with a “mixed member” system (in which voters cast ballots for individual candidates and party lists). The reforms were enacted by political elites in the context of divisions within the dominant party, changing patterns of party support, and party splits, in efforts to retain power while responding to charges of corruption, clientelism, and lack of accountability. The experiences of both countries provide a laboratory in which to investigate the effects and implications of the reforms, and, more broadly to analyze voter behavior in the context of institutional change. The introduction provides an overview of post-WWII politics and electoral reform in Italy and Japan. In each of the next four chapters, specialists in Italian and Japanese electoral politics are teamed up to review data both before and after the reforms. Within this comparative framework, the authors explore such topics as changes in party competition, candidate selection mechanisms, and intra-party politics. The concluding chapter considers the longer-term consequences—both anticipated and unanticipated—of the reforms; despite superficially similar conditions, the effects in the two countries were dramatically different: in Japan, the new system has taken hold, with minor modifications, while in Italy, there was a reversion to a proportional representation system. As the essays in this volume demonstrate, to understand why similar reforms had such different effects in the two countries we must examine how electoral systems are embedded in broader institutional and social arrangements, and at the complex interplay of political geography, political history, and the rational calculations of political actors.

An Evaluation Of Judicial Elections In Michigan 1948 1968

Author : Susan Blackmore Hannah
ISBN : MSU:31293102409426
Genre : Courts
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Evaluating Campaign Quality

Author : L. Sandy Maisel
ISBN : 9781139465175
Genre : Political Science
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For a number of years, voters and academic observers have been dissatisfied with a number of elements of American campaigns. Contemporary races are seen as too negative, too superficial, and too unfair or misleading. Based on these complaints, a variety of reform organizations have targeted millions of dollars to improve the situation. Through their efforts and those within the academic community, a wide range of reform initiatives have been undertaken, such as voluntary codes of conduct, industry self-regulation, certificate programs, tougher ethics rules for consultants, and the encouragement of more substantive venues. This book seeks to evaluate whether these activities have improved the level of campaign discourse and conduct in US House and Senate campaigns and argues that while individual reform efforts have achieved some of their stated objectives, the overall effect of these reform efforts has been disappointing.

Economic Assessment Of Election Programmes

Author : Johan J. Graafland
ISBN : 1402073909
Genre : Political Science
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In the Netherlands, the election programmes of the political parties are assessed for their economic impact by an independent economic bureau. The result of this analysis is published just before the elections take place. In this way, the voter will be protected against political parties that try to win the elections by making popular but unfounded financial promises. Economic Assessment of Election Programmes contains contributions of several distinguished economists and philosophers who consider the gains of this procedure to society. Does the analysis by the Netherlands' Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) raise the democratic quality of the elections? Can we really be confident in the tools of economics? The last section of this volume states the opinion of representatives of the political parties. This part also clarifies why political parties voluntarily participate in this process and how they perceive the role division between the political party and CPB.

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