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Defending Democratic Norms: International Actors and the Politics of Electoral Misconduct

Daniela Donno


Although nearly every country in the world today holds multiparty elections, these contests are often blatantly unfair. Governments that engage in electoral misconduct may reap the benefits of higher vote shares, but misconduct is also a risky practice in that it represents a violation of international standards for free and fair elections. In Defending Democratic Norms, Daniela Donno examines how international actors respond to these norm violations. Which governments are punished for manipulating elections? Does international norm enforcement make a difference? Donno shows that although enfo ... More

Keywords: International norms, Elections, Democratization, Electoral manipulation, International organizations, Enforcement, Democracy promotion, International institutions, International law, Human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199991280
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199991280.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniela Donno, author
University of Pittsburgh