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Meddling in the Ballot Box: The Causes and Effects of Partisan Electoral Interventions

Dov H. Levin


This book examines why partisan electoral interventions occur as well as their effects on the election results in countries in which the great powers intervened. A new dataset shows that the U.S. and the USSR/Russia have intervened in one out of every nine elections between 1946 and 2000 in other countries in order to help or hinder one of the candidates or parties; the Russian intervention in the 2016 U.S. elections is just the latest example. Nevertheless, electoral interventions receive scant scholarly attention. This book develops a new theoretical model to answer both questions. It argues ... More

Keywords: election interference, foreign interventions, great powers, international relations, comparative politics, U.S. foreign policy, Russian foreign policy, cyber-security, partisan electoral interventions, 2016 U.S. elections

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197519882
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197519882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dov H. Levin, author
Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong