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Rules and Allies
Foreign Election Interventions

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  • Publication planned for: September 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108483766

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  • When and how do states intervene in elections in other countries? Foreign interveners may aim to further the process of clean elections, or they may support the campaign of a candidate they like. It could also be in their best interest to do both at the same time. Bubeck and Marinov systematically analyze various scenarios using a dataset covering more than three hundred elections in over a hundred countries. They show both theoretically and empirically that states with a liberal mission, such as the United States, combine promoting democracy with helping their political allies win office. Political divisions invite foreign interventions, and foreign interference, in turn, makes targeted societies more polarized along political lines. Whilst the authors argue that foreign interventions do not always harm democracy and may even help the cause of free elections, they also show how elections can turn into proxy wars, in which powerful states compete against each other, through their local allies.

    • Offers a new theory of why states intervene in the elections of other states
    • Includes an original dataset based on more than three hundred elections in over a hundred countries, with discussion of cases
    • Will appeal to students and researchers in both international relations and comparative politics
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    ‘Bubeck and Marinov have written a excellent book on the politics of external electoral intervention. The book reminds us that recent examples of outside interference in democratic elections are part of a long history in international relations. Theoretically innovative and empirically rich, the book places electoral intervention into the broader context of international relations and great power politics. An important book for anyone interested in domestic politics and international relations.' Jon Pevehouse, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    'Foreign election meddling is a timely topic, yet it remains poorly understood. Johannes Bubeck and Nikolay Marinov break new ground with Rules and Allies. They draw on a sophisticated mix of game theory, statistical analysis, and case studies to show how and why great powers intervene in other countries’ elections throughout the world.' Sarah Bush, Yale University, Connecticut

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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: September 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108483766
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • contains: 87 b/w illus. 10 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Anarchy and polyarchy
    3. The who and the how
    4. Actors, policies, strategies
    5. How election interventions work
    6. Captain America
    7. When money runs low and regime overthrow
    8. Buying allies
    9. Conclusion.

  • Authors

    Johannes Bubeck, Universität Mannheim, Germany
    Johannes Bubeck is a Ph.D. Student in Economics at the Universität Mannheim, Germany. He studies election interventions both from a theoretical perspective and using large scale data collection efforts. Parts of his Ph.D. thesis have been published in the American Political Science Review.

    Nikolay Marinov, University of Houston
    Nikolay Marinov is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston. He studies economic sanctions, election interventions, and modern propaganda. His work on election interventions in Lebanon has won a best paper award from the Midwest Political Science Association.

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