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Electoral Malpractice in Asia: Bending the Rules

Netina Tan and Kharis Templeman
Electoral Malpractice in Asia: Bending the Rules
ISBN: 978-1-955055-96-3
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DESCRIPTION

What causes widespread abuse of the electoral process? How do political elites choose and weigh the relative costs and benefits of differing kinds of electoral manipulation? How and why have patterns of electoral conduct changed over time?

The authors of Electoral Malpractice in Asia answer these questions and more as they systematically compare the quality of elections across eleven democracies and electoral autocracies. Covering a range of regimes and practices, they highlight not only the varying ways that electoral integrity is violated, but also the consequences for the quality of democracy across the region.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Netina Tan is associate professor of political science at McMaster University. Kharis Templeman is research fellow at the Hoover Institution and lecturer in the Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University.

CONTENTS

  • Electoral Malpractice in Asia: The Menu of Manipulations—the Editors.
  • RULING PARTY ACTORS: CHOOSING FROM THE INCUMBENTS' TOOLKIT.
  • Japan: Manipulating (on) the Margins—B. Nyblade and K. McElwain.
  • South Korea: Neither Free nor Fair—J.-S. You.
  • Taiwan: Authoritarian Legacies and Electoral Integrity—K. Templeman.
  • Mongolia: When Manipulation Backfires—M. Seeberg.
  • Singapore: Tilting the Playing Field—N. Tan.
  • Malaysia: When the Whole Menu Is Not Enough—K. Ostwald.
  • Cambodia: When the Gloves Come Off—M. Grömping.
  • LOCAL AND UNELECTED ACTORS: MANIPULATION WITHOUT INCUMBENTS.
  • Indonesia: Different Actors, Different Tools—S. Soderborg.
  • Philippines: Democracy in Distress—C. Calimbahin.
  • Myanmar: Invisible Intimidation—E. Bjarnegard.
  • Thailand: Uses and Abuses of Electoral Reforms—J. Selway.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • Electoral Malpractice: The Consequences for Democracy in Asia—the Editors.