Process or candidate : the international community and the demand for electoral integrity


Bubeck, Johannes ; Marinov, Nikolay



DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055417000090
URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/american-p...
Additional URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315996864...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2017
The title of a journal, publication series: American Political Science Review
Volume: 111
Issue number: 3
Page range: 535-554
Place of publication: New York, NY [u.a.]
Publishing house: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0003-0554 , 1537-5943
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences - CDSE (Economics)
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: Why do outside powers intervene in other countries' elections? We distinguish between two types of electoral interventions: interventions in favor of the democratic process and interventions in favor of particular candidates and parties. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, outside powers often simultaneously pursue interventions of both types. Using a formal model of elections with bias, we argue that outside powers will always invest some resources in particular candidates, if they care about the differences in their proposed policies. Spending on the electoral process is driven by liberalism concerns and geo-political interests. In some cases, liberal powers might decrease their amount of support for the electoral process if this engagement works against their favored candidate. We also consider the case of "election wars." These occur when two outside powers simultaneously intervene on different sides of an election. Some of the observable implications of the model are briefly demonstrated using a new and original dataset.

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