Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Strengthening Electoral Integrity

$35.99 (G)

  • Author: Pippa Norris, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Massachusetts
  • Date Published: August 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107681668

$ 35.99 (G)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook

Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Today a general mood of pessimism surrounds Western efforts to strengthen elections and democracy abroad. If elections are often deeply flawed or even broken in many countries around the world, can anything be done to fix them? To counter the prevailing ethos, Pippa Norris presents new evidence for why programs of international electoral assistance work. She evaluates the effectiveness of several practical remedies, including efforts designed to reform electoral laws, strengthen women's representation, build effective electoral management bodies, promote balanced campaign communications, regulate political money, and improve voter registration. Pippa Norris argues that it would be a tragedy to undermine progress by withdrawing from international engagement. Instead, the international community needs to learn the lessons of what works best to strengthen electoral integrity, to focus activities and resources upon the most effective programs, and to innovate after a quarter century of efforts to strengthen electoral integrity.

    • Compares the strengths and weaknesses of agencies and programs with the threats and opportunities for electoral assistance
    • The theory is tested empirically with new data using worldwide comparisons
    • The trilogy establishes a new research agenda in comparative politics, development studies, electoral studies, and voting behavior
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107681668
    • length: 390 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 42 b/w illus. 15 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction: Does Electoral Assistance Work?:
    1. The pragmatic case for electoral assistance
    Part II. Evaluating Electoral Assistance:
    2. What is electoral assistance?
    3. Evaluating effectiveness
    4. Threats and opportunities facing electoral assistance
    Part III. The Strengths and Weaknesses of Electoral Assistance Programs:
    5. Reforming electoral laws
    6. Strengthening women's representation
    7. Supporting independent media
    8. Regulating political finance
    9. Improving voter registration
    Part IV. Conclusions: Lessons Learned:
    10. Making electoral assistance work better.

  • Author

    Pippa Norris, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Massachusetts
    Pippa Norris is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations at Sydney University. She is the director of the Electoral Integrity Project. Recent books by this award-winning author include Driving Democracy (Cambridge, 2008), Cosmopolitan Communications (Cambridge, 2009), Democratic Deficit (Cambridge, 2011), Making Democratic Governance Work (Cambridge, 2012), Why Electoral Integrity Matters (Cambridge, 2014), and Why Elections Fail (Cambridge, 2015).

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.