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The Resource Election watchdogs : transparency, accountability and integrity, edited by Pippa Norris and Alessandro Nai

Election watchdogs : transparency, accountability and integrity, edited by Pippa Norris and Alessandro Nai

Label
Election watchdogs : transparency, accountability and integrity
Title
Election watchdogs
Title remainder
transparency, accountability and integrity
Statement of responsibility
edited by Pippa Norris and Alessandro Nai
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Recent years have seen resurgent interest in the potential capacity of transparency - the public availability of information - to improve democratic governance. Timely, accurate, granular and freely-available information is generally regarded as intrinsically valuable, as well as having many instrumental benefits. In development, transparency and accountability is generally thought to help plug the leaky pipes of corruption and inefficiency, channel public spending more efficiently, and produce better services. In the field of electoral governance, openness about the rules and procedures, outcomes, and decisions processes used by electoral authorities is widely assumed to build public trust, improve policy-making, and facilitate accountability. In the age of WikiLeaks, Twitter and Google, open governance, expanding information and communication, often seems like an unqualified good. Nevertheless, beyond popular buzzword sloganeering, evidence suggests that the impact of transparency on the quality of governance and elections remains mixed. Transparency also has a dark side, threatening trust, privacy, and security. To understand these issues more fully, this book seeks to assess the contemporary drive towards open electoral governance and to identify several conditions predicted to determine the success of transparency policies in strengthening electoral integrity. Chapters look at transparency in electoral governance at the international and state levels, as well as within civil society"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Dewey number
324.6/5
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Norris, Pippa,
  • Nai, Alessandro,
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  • Elections
  • Elections
  • Election monitoring
  • Transparency in government
Label
Election watchdogs : transparency, accountability and integrity, edited by Pippa Norris and Alessandro Nai
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part I. Introduction. 1. Transparency in electoral governance / Pippa Norris -- Part II. Upwards accountability to the international community. 2. International monitors / Craig Arceneaux and Anika Leithner -- 3. International enforcement / Daniela Donno -- 4. Electoral reform / Ferran Martinez i Coma -- 5. Election audits / Erica Shein and Chad Vickery -- Part III. Horizontal accountability to state actors. 6. Election management / Holly Ann Garnett -- 7. Constitutional courts / Armen Mazmanyan -- 8. Poll workers / Alistair Clark and Toby S. James -- Part IV. Downward accountability to civil society. 9. Domestic monitors / Max Grömping -- 10. The fourth estate / Alessandro Nai -- Part V. Conclusions. 11. Electoral transparency, accountability and integrity / Pippa Norris
Control code
ocn979918989
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190677831
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979918989
Label
Election watchdogs : transparency, accountability and integrity, edited by Pippa Norris and Alessandro Nai
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part I. Introduction. 1. Transparency in electoral governance / Pippa Norris -- Part II. Upwards accountability to the international community. 2. International monitors / Craig Arceneaux and Anika Leithner -- 3. International enforcement / Daniela Donno -- 4. Electoral reform / Ferran Martinez i Coma -- 5. Election audits / Erica Shein and Chad Vickery -- Part III. Horizontal accountability to state actors. 6. Election management / Holly Ann Garnett -- 7. Constitutional courts / Armen Mazmanyan -- 8. Poll workers / Alistair Clark and Toby S. James -- Part IV. Downward accountability to civil society. 9. Domestic monitors / Max Grömping -- 10. The fourth estate / Alessandro Nai -- Part V. Conclusions. 11. Electoral transparency, accountability and integrity / Pippa Norris
Control code
ocn979918989
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190677831
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979918989

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